5 ways to cope with anxiety

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Bethany Kathleen

I speak a lot about my anxiety on this blog, it may not be in as much detail but I like to share my coping mechanisms in the hopes that I may help someone else.

Recently I’ve been slowly coming off my anxiety medication, my doctor says that I am ready, however I am definitely stressing out about the idea, but my medication has been my comfort blanket for a few years now, I want to believe that I am ready to step out into the big wide world unmedicated. (Obviously don’t feel any pressure to come off medication if you aren’t ready at the end of the day it’s your decision).

I have a few ways I cope with my anxiety that doesn’t involve medication and I wanted to share that with you today.

Journalling

Journalling has helped me massively, I like to write down my anxious thoughts and I find that writing it out on paper helps me feel like I’ve physically let the anxiety leave my body. My biggest tip I could give you is make sure you have a notebook and a pen that you love, it could have a personal meaning to you, but make sure that it’s special as that will help you be more open with writing your thoughts out.

Self-Care

This is another one that I am very passionate about, personally for me I love having a nice bath and either a tea or a glass of wine, putting a nice film for me to watch or whatever the next Netflix obsession is and have a night dedicated to myself. trust me it works a dream.

Crochet

Now I know this one might not be for everyone, but I had to include it because when I start crocheting it’s like a therapy session to me, I feel so relaxed and in control, that I end up being distracted from my anxious thoughts and my terrible habit of overthinking.

Reading

I don’t get as much time nowadays to read but when I do get the odd hour or so and I tend to make the most of it. It makes me feel instantly relaxed and I love the feeling of being transported to another world. I personally love a crime novel, I find it hard to put those down usually.

Blogging

I had to leave the most obvious one until last, but my anxiety was one of the main reasons that I started this blog and also my passion for writing helped a bit too, my blog is the perfect coping mechanism for me when I feel anxious. I simply type out what I’m feeling and it turns into a post.

AUTHOR : Bethany Kathleen

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