How Can You Manage The Awful Anxiety?
One way (and possibly the best) is to use your breath as an anchor.
When you do this, you can start to move away from your thinking and anchor yourself into your body.
There are dozens of breathing exercises – but it’s good to start with abdominal breathing.
This is how it works:
First, find a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted. You can be sitting or lying.
Straighten your shoulders and allow yourself to relax into this moment.
Start by just noticing your breath, the way it moves through your body and the rhythms that keeping you breathing in and breathing out.
To keep your mind on your breath, you can say ‘Breathing in’ and ‘Breathing out’.
Notice that there are spaces between your breaths.
Breathe deeply into your tummy and notice your chest expanding when you do.
When you breathe out, notice that your tummy collapses.
Notice your mind wandering off into thoughts and when you do, bring it gently but firmly back to your breathing.
Breathe for 30 seconds, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or more.
Or just breathe one deep breath maybe 5 times a day.
Now, you are anchoring into your body and teaching your brain to focus in a calm space.
CTA: Here’s a breathing script, a breathing video. Have a go!