Its Sunday afternoon and the weekend is nearly behind us. Pangs of anxiety can kick in about Monday morning. It is extremely common for people to experience a spike in anxiety and depressive symptoms on Sundays.
After nearly 10 years of working successfully with clients who have anxiety, here are some helpful tips:
Take yourself off in your mind to a safe place. This can be somewhere that you find particularly calming like a beautiful garden or hillside, sunny beach, or maybe your bedroom or your favourite chair. Practice this with your eyes closed, maybe before sleep or in a quiet place for a few minutes and simply be there in your mind, see what you see in your safe place, hear what you hear, notice smells and tastes etc.. Enjoy the feelings of calm and safe. Its like having an instant holiday!
We breathe subconsciously so consciously taking a breath now and then encourages you to be more in the moment and away from your thoughts. Follow your breath in and be with the sensations in your body as it travels around and follow the breath out. Take 1-3 breaths in this way a few times though out the day and simply notice.
Meditate or Listen to a Relaxation Track
There are plenty of good tracks available that can help you to relax and switch off. Guided meditation or relaxation, nature music and sounds.
Download my Total Relaxation track (full and mini versions worth £9.99) today for FREE! Follow the link to my download store, choose the Total Relaxation Track and enter code: relax in the 'add coupon'.
Positive Mind Space is a company based in Leamington Spa that specialises in helping people with anxiety, stress and depression using mindfulness coaching