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Reducing Anxiety

Alex Robboy , CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW — Founder & executive director

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Reducing Anxiety in Philly / Therapy in Philadelphia:

Reducing Anxiety in Philly: Ok, congratulated yourself. You have achieved the first step of reducing the amount of anxiety you experience. You have identified the name of what you have been experiencing - anxiety. Now it is time to tackle step 2. Making conscious choices. Everyday, we each make conscious choices about how to act, respond or simply be.

To reduce anxiety in Philly, try the following steps

  • Eliminate or at least cut down on stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine. Stimulants rev up the body.
  • Increase the amount you exercise to somewhere between 30 minutes - 1.5 hours per day. Exercise is a natural release of energy. Exercise stimulates your entire body by utilizing energy to perform. Many people report that exercising quiets their mind by giving them something else to focus on. When one really gets into exercise, the mind gets out of the head, and into the body, simply feeling the activity.
  • Read and learn about anxiety and apply what you have learned to your own life.
  • Try to let past offenses or bad thoughts go-try not to dwell on things you cannot change or that happened in the past. Focus on today and the future.
  • To a certain extent, anxiety is self-created. If you did not care, then you would not be anxious. Using the concept that concept that anxiety is a result of caring try to identify what may be triggering your “caring” at work, home, or in relationships. In what types of situations do you experience anxiety? Then ask yourself, “Should I care?” and “What would happen if I decided this was not my responsibility” and lastly “Do I really have control over the situation?” Try to listen to your answers and act accordingly. If you find yourself over-caring, let go.
  • Eat nutritionally based well balanced meals. Sound nutritional health will give you the energy and strength to deal with day to day issues.
  • Change your immediate actions-when you feel anxious, turn and take a walk, work on a puzzle, clean the fridge, anything to focus your attention away from the anxiety.
  • Talk with someone-whether it be an understanding and compassionate friend, family member or a counselor. You need to have a supportive person, not someone who will tell you to “just forget about it.” You may be surprised to learn about other’s experience with anxiety.

Struggling with reducing anxiety in Philly? Speak with a Philly counselor today 267-324-9564

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