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Managing our mental health and wellbeing when anxiety kicks in

Many if not all of us suffer from anxiety at some time of our lives, and for various reasons.

Sometimes we recognise the signs we have anxiety and do something about it, whilst other times we don’t recognise it, or ignore it, and we feel much worse.

The symptoms are there but often we put them down to something else or try and rationalise and flick away.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms are variable, but can include:

  • Trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • Feeling irritable, tense or restless
  • Experiencing nausea or abdominal distress
  • Having heart palpitations
  • Sweating, trembling or shaking
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom

We can all find it a challenge sometimes to keep our heads above water. We might have a successful business and struggling with our personal life. We might have a happy personal life but find running a business or managing a job difficult with a feeling of imposter syndrome or feeling that everyone is doing better than us.

Whatever the reason and whatever is going on in our lives, our mental health and wellbeing is paramount, and the pressure to ‘keep calm and carry on’ is there, and so we do.

But what are the consequences?

When anxiety, stress, or struggling in any way, it’s worth taking a brief time out to focus on some strategies to help us better manage ourselves and our anxiety.

Below are five tips to help manage your mental health and wellbeing personally and professionally when anxiety kicks in

Mindfulness Practices: Incorporate mindfulness techniques like deep breathing or meditation to centre yourself and manage anxious thoughts, both in personal and professional settings.

Establish Boundaries: Clearly define boundaries between work and personal life to prevent burnout. Allocate dedicated time for self-care activities and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Effective Time Management: Prioritise tasks, break them into smaller, manageable steps, and focus on one thing at a time. This can reduce the feeling of overwhelm and enhance productivity.

Open Communication: Share your feelings with trusted friends, family, or colleagues. Open communication fosters understanding and support, creating a positive impact on your mental health.

Regular Physical Activity: Engage in regular exercise, as it has proven benefits for mental health. Whether it’s a quick walk, a workout session, or yoga, physical activity can help alleviate anxiety and improve overall well-being.

If you are struggling personally or professionally, please do consider engaging a coach. Personal Life Coaching or Business Coaching & Mentoring is available with a one-hour complimentary consultation to be able to see what it’s all about and see how an accountability buddy can be your ‘safe’ sounding board.

Ask about the Success Factor one-hour complimentary consultation today.

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