Free yourself from anxieties with 3 easy steps

Anxiety, stress, worry and fear can leave you feeling tired, paralyzed, scattered stuck, unproductive and even make you sick!

Here are 3 simple tips to help free yourself from anxiety.

Remember to Breathe: Take it slowly, breath and remember you're not alone - you're human and you're learning everyday how to live in this ever-changing world! Pay attention to your breathing. Really focus on your exhale this engages body to calm down the natural fight or flight in the body by activating your parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic is the more relaxed, balanced part of this system.

Gratitude Journal and Daily Affirmations: UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, explains that keeping a gratitude journal by daily writing a brief reflection or comment about the moments that we were thankful — significantly increases life satisfaction.Start each day with one daily affirmation – such as “I got this, I can succeed – I will rock this business presentation.”

Get enough good sleep: Poor sleep or insomnia can also affect the way your feel. Sleeping requires body to become relaxed and can help reduce the anxious mind. Be sure to get at least 7.5 hours of sleep each night.

If you are still feeling anxious, Newport Beach therapist can help you reduce anxiety through talk therapy and teach you new coping skills to reduce anxiety.

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