St Louis Mental Health Therapist – Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates Discusses Anxiety Reduction Strategies
Nervous? Restless? Trembling? Well, you could be experiencing anxiety. Before we continue, please know that everything is going to be alright. You are NOT alone in this! 40+ million adults in the United States & 264 million people worldwide have an anxiety disorder. This article will go into depth about the signs of anxiety, as well as effective approaches to assist you in living the life that you want to live, even with anxiety.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI.org) provide a list of emotional and physical symptoms that an individual with anxiety might experience. Some emotional symptoms include apprehension/dread, feeling tense, irritability, and anticipating the worst in situations. Physical symptoms include racing heart/shortness of breath, sweating, insomnia, and upset stomach.
Every individual is unique, so finding the right strategy to combat your anxiety may take some time. Try the following, which are beneficial in all areas of life: 1.) Journal! Don’t keep your feelings bottled up inside – write it down. 2.) Practice self-care. Spend time doing the things that make you happy. It is not selfish to take care of yourself. 3.) Eat right. Healthy eating is incredibly important to your mental and physical health. 4.) Get a good night sleep. 5.) In more extreme cases of anxiety, talk to your doctor and consider seeking out a mental health therapist. Therapy can assist in developing coping strategies/problem solving skills, uncovering the underlying causes, and so much more.
Again, remember that you are not alone!
In St. Louis, you can contact a therapist or counselor at: