The number one way to help yourself when you have anxiety is to get connected with people you feel comfortable and safe with. You could join a group, participate in a sport, volunteer.
There are many internet programs to help with anxiety such as moodgym – https://moodgym.anu.edu/welcome
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and feel comfortable with. That way you will feel okay about talking to them when you are having a difficult time.
Score your anxiety out of 10
Sometimes it can help you to know how anxious you really are. A quick test is to assess your anxiety level out of 10. If you are a 9 or 10 out of 10 it is pretty high. If it is 5 you are anxious but not over the top, and 3 or lower is approaching calm.
Test yourself throughout the day. Sometimes it is a pleasant surprise to know you are low and if you are high you can try a tool from the toolkit.
- 1. Journal
- 2. Talking
- 3. Lifestyle
- 4. Working it out
- 5. 15 Minutes a day
- 6. Relaxing
- 7. Mantras
- 8. Accepting or fighting?
- 9. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- 10. What’s your thinking?
- 11. Thinking record
- 12. Check in with yourself and others
- 13. Who to see and what type of therapy to have
- 14. Helpful contacts