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Does anyone have any tips for anxiety? Especially how to deal with it in the moment? I am suffering really badly at the moment (having a tough time at work) and it's getting to the stage that I am coming up in a blotchy rash on my chest and rewinding every conversation I have with people & beating myself up afterwards. It's unbearable and has come on so quickly (I am susceptible to this but haven't had a bad patch for a while so finding it v hard 😢) xxx

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Madeleine Shaw
over 2 years

Hello gorgeous!! Great advice above yes meditation is fab for anxiety and yoga also helps too!! Try to stay on the moment and not let your thought wonder, do something for you you deserve it 💕💕💕💕

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Emmartin2385
over 2 years

You could also try writing everything down to get it out of your mind and then putting the paper in the bin or burning it (I know that might sound a bit odd) . I found this so helpful when I was going through the same thing a while ago. I also wrote down 1 positive thing each day for a week, then 2 positive things every day for a week and so on. It really helped in shifting my mindset as often when you are anxious you forget about what went well that day! I'm sorry to hear you are having a difficult time. Big hugs xxx😘

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Emmartin2385
over 2 years

Progressive muscle relaxation is amazing!! There are guided videos available on YouTube, it's a great way to distract yourself and helps with the tension you might be feeling in your muscles xx😘

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HeatherD
over 2 years

Sorry to hear that Liv. Hope things ease up a bit for you soon. I find the meditations make a big difference when I'm feeling overwhelmed. If I literally have no time then I play them on my headphones while going to sleep. Also saying affirmations in your head like Madeleine's "I am capable, confident and worthy" can be really boosting before a big meeting. Good luck 😊

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Cheryl72
over 2 years

Oh liv- I am right here with you just now and also with the rash on my chest! I am also prone to this. Thanks for all the advise. We can check in with each other liv to make sure we get back on the right path xxx

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liv_healthier
over 2 years

Thank you all SO much for the help and advice ❤️❤️❤️ really means a lot to know that I'm not alone in feeling this way and there are some great tips there for coping with it both in the long & short term. I'll let you know how I get on. Off to get lunch from the healthy cafe near me, have a walk in the sunshine and read my book now as think that'll help ☺️ Enjoy the sunshine everyone xxx

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Ella Cockerell
over 2 years

There is a calming breath you can do. Use your thumb on one side of your nose, and first and index fingers on the other side. Using your fingers, Close one nostril, breathe in, close both nostrils, hold breath for a second or so, open the opposite nostril to exhale. Then inhale through the open nostril, close it, hold breath for a second or so, open the opposite to exhale and so on. Do 7 at a time, taking a couple of normal breaths before doing another round of 7 until you calm down. Don't do more than 4 rounds. When my anxiety was at its worst I would dive into the toilet at work and do this. Really helped me. Good luck X

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pincess
over 2 years

Cognitive behaviour counselling or get a book on it. It helps with catastrophising and help you look at thought processes.
I found an elastic band on my wrist that I ping when feeling anxious also helps as it snaps you back to the 'here and now'. Mindfulness training is also great.
Xxx

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Lynn Watkinson
over 2 years

I have just spent the last fifteen months studying for my executive coaching exams. A lot of the things you are going through are common in the workplace... In life even. It may be worth you finding a coach that could perhaps help you talk through the rewinding and anxiety and explore its cause and how you could manage it. You may even be able to get some counselling through a GP also if it's causing high levels of anxiety. The yoga and meditation will help train you to relax also. X

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SusanMullen94
over 2 years

Yoga and mediation are great! Try taking a nice hot bath as well and just take some time for yourself! And try taking a few deep slow breaths whenever you feel particularly anxious or stressed! Hope that helps Hun and sorry your suffering xx

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Asha Chhaya
over 2 years

I would say yoga and meditation helps a great deal!! Xx