Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
9 years experience
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You need to know the cause of your stress and anxiety first. Everyone goes through stress, but anxiety occurs when a person is unable to exercise enough control over the direction and intensity of the thoughts. Telling yourself that what you are thinking is not really going to happen( if it's an irrational fear) and collecting evidence to disprove it, will help you to offset some anxiety. Knowing your personal strengths and using them to manage stress is a good method. Positive thinking will help you a long way on this journey. Meeting people who are cheerful, positive and progressive will be of immense value. Try to learn critical thinking and problem solving techniques. Exercising, yoga, meditation, walking in open air, diet, sleep all play a big role in controlling stress and anxiety. You could meet a counsellor in your city who can help you to overcome negative thinking and find your personal strengths.
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