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Some general tips to help to take control of your anxiety.Take control of what you can take control of. When we feel uncertain about things or that they are out of our control, one of the most effective ways we can manage stress and anxiety is to focus on the actions that are in our control. Focus on what we can do not on what we can’t doIt’s ok to feel anxious. You are human. You can express your anxiety by writing your thoughts down, in a journal or a diary. Talk to someone. Drawing, painting, music, etc. can channel your anxiety.Self-management strategies like self-hypnosis, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, art, or exercise to manage anxious thoughts. Having a healthy routine can have a positive impact on your thoughts and feelings. Go back to basics: eating healthy meals, physical exercise. Make a plan. Concentrate on what you can do not what you can’t.Stay connectedPhone calls and text are great, and are a great way to stay connected. But seeing someone’s face, via video, really can make a huge difference on a phone call. It can lift your mood and make you feel less lonely. Don’t be shy about going on camera – your loved ones will really appreciate seeing you, even if you're in your pyjamas! You could really brighten someone’s, and your own, day. You’re probably not the only person feeling anxious, worried, bored or frustrated. It's a good time for a catch up, so don’t be afraid to make the first move and reach out to someone you haven’t heard from in a while. They’ll probably be very grateful to hear from you. Send them a messageAccurate informationCredible sources you can trust are important to avoid the fear and panic that can be caused by misinformation.(some sites)https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019Limit News on radio and TVTV: BBC, STV, Sky, Channel 4 – are good but often speculate, “what if”. Maybe better to take the daily, Scottish, NI, Welsh or UK Government, briefing as this is up to date. Restrict your social media.Most social media is someone else’s opinion. Not fact. This can increase your anxiety. Always checking for information increases anxiety. Anxiety is always looking for confirmation.And another tip: Breathing. Practice breathing in for four seconds, holding for seven, and exhaling for eight.Remember: Focus on what we can do not on what we can’t doFor specific personal suggestions and help just contact me.

Posted by Hypnotherapy Now on Monday, 23 March 2020