Hello! Myers Counseling Group newsletter presents part two in our two part series on anxiety.  We offer tools and strategies in addressing anxiety and excessive worry. Please visit our many social media outlets for latest information on substance and mental health issues.

““Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” “

Corrie ten Boom

Strategies for Managing Anxiety

Learning to manage symptoms can make dealing with anxiety significantly less difficult.  If you find that you need more assistance to help you learn to manage your anxiety, seek support from a therapist or see your doctor.

1. Learn to recognize the triggers for your anxious thoughts.

Triggers are those events or experience that take your thoughts on the roller

coaster ride that can be anxiety.  Identifying the things that lead to those feelings and thoughts allows you a measure of control over the situations that cause you distress.

2. Label your symptoms as anxiety.

The act of labelling your symptoms as anxiety creates a mindset that helps you begin to identify the issue as a problem in need of a solution instead of a series of uncontrollable events.

3. Reassure yourself that you are not your anxiety.

Anxious thoughts come quickly and can be overwhelming, in reassuring yourself that you are not your anxiety, you begin to slow that process down. click for more