This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are steps you can take the moment when anxiety starts to take hold. Try these 5 expert-backed suggestions to relax your mind and help you regain control of your thoughts.
3. Do an activity you enjoy e.g. listening to music, singing, drawing, playing sport, reading.
4. Become aware of your breathing. Breathe in through your nose for 3 seconds, hold for 1 second and then out through your mouth for 3 second.
5. Recognising the signs, you are becoming anxious – e.g. butterflies in your tummy, breathing faster than usual, feeling warmer all of sudden, fuzzy feeling in your head, sweaty palms or general agitation feeling.