5 Strategies For De-escalating Your Anxiety

Do you find yourself struggling to get a grip on crippling anxiety attacks? If so, you are not alone. Here at Reboot, we value providing you with healthy ways to manage and cope with your anxiety.

Below we’ve rounded up a few helpful de-escalation tactics for the next time you start to feel like you need to give in to your anxiety.

Techniques For Lessening Anxiety 

  1. Reflect on a positive point or event in your life. When you do this you can start to deflect negative thoughts and embrace a more positive way of thinking. You will also start to remind yourself of something you are thankful for.

If you can begin to break that pattern of anxiety or self-doubt, you will have a better chance of getting the situation under control quicker.

  1. Take a minute to focus on your breathing. Most likely, if you find yourself in full on anxiety mode, you will experience irregular or quick breathing patterns. It is important that you begin to regulate your breathing. 

The best way to do this is to take a few deep calming breaths. Breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose and begin to feel that small release of some of your anxiety.

  1. Do a low-impact workout. To take your mind off of everything that may be the root cause of your anxiety, get your body moving. A few light exercise techniques you could try are yoga, going for a walk, or maybe even some light dancing depending on what your personal preferences are.
  1. Give journaling a go. Sometimes our anxiety can be caused by an overflow of internal thoughts. When you journal, you can begin to let some of these thoughts and feelings go in a healthy way.
  1. Find a hobby that brings you joy. While you may feel like nothing will help your anxious thought, sometimes a healthy distraction can be helpful. A few examples would be crafts, baking, reading, or maybe even building something. 

Each of these activities require a bit of thought and may take your mind off of things for a bit.

Work With Reboot To Heal Your Anxiety

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by your anxious thoughts, our team is here for you. We can create a customized plan to help you overcome your emotional and physical triggers. To learn more about our mental health practice, click here.