Reducing Anxiety


Three ways to reduce feeling anxious or panicky – right here, right now

  1. Stop whatever you are doing and find a comfortable place to sit : step away from any PC, laptop or phone. If you’re ‘doing nothing’ except pacing about, being assailed by doubts, uncertainties, fears about some future event, same thing, find a comfortable seat. Then, with your hands on your knees, with eyes open or closed, begin ‘breath following’. Don’t do anything except ‘watch’ your breathing, notice how it is – shallow, short breaths, or longer ones? Try two or three minutes at first. Gradually, each inhalation and exhalation will slow of their own accord.
  2. Tap your knees with your hands three or four times, saying to yourself, ‘this is me, Josephine Bloggs, here I am’.
  3. Lastly, alternately raise your heels and toes slowly, six or seven times, then wiggle your toes in your shoes briefly
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