Stop the Worry….
Physical Symptoms of worrying can include…
-Pounding heart (palpitations)
-stomach upset of dizziness
-frequent urination or diarrhea
-shortness of breath
-tremors and twitches
Emotional Symptoms include…
-Feeling like life is on top of you
-Thinking you need to put on a different façade in front of others
-feeling of apprehension or dread
-anticipating the worst in all situations
-having trouble concentrating
-Visioning terrible things are going to happen to you
-feeling like you are losing your mind and you are blank
SELF HELP TO ASSIST
-Learn relaxation techniques
-meditation, yoga, deep breathing, exercise
-understand your triggers
-try relaxation techniques when they develop
Take care of yourself
-follow a whole food diet and exercise regimen
-ask for help when you need it
-no one will frown at you for asking help with all the things that always need to be done.
Try to limit negative thoughts
-keep a diary, write them down….
-when you notice a negative thought try to redirect it.
-Put yourself in others shoes
-think about a friend coming to you feeling this way… what would you do to help and listen to your own advice
-set aside at least 10 min everyday just for yourself…(even if its going to the bathroom)
-there are times in life that you have no control over your situation….sometimes you just have to except and move forward.
Step away from the computer or phone…
-do not internet diagnose.. read a little then don’t take it too far…. Know your limit and how to separate what information is beneficial and what is not.
Get good amounts of sleep
-If you are not sleeping well at night a world of health issues can arise…. Sleep is crucial to your health and well being.
-learn to get into a healthy before bed pattern to help you wind down
-keep a notebook and pen next to the nightstand and anything bothering you in your sleep or a thought or something u forgot about..write it down…get it out of your head and let it go until morning
-group therapy, exercise groups, girls night out, self care night (skin regimen, detox bath, stretch and read)