2. Anxiety Exercise: Relax By Staying Mindful

Staying in the present moment by focusing gently and without judgment on your current state and surroundings is called mindfulness. Research has shown that mindfulness helps us reduce anxiety by creating a calm state of mind while feeling your thoughts racing and anxiety is building.

These are some four easy steps to bring yourself outside your thoughts into the present:

  1. Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit and close your eyes.

  2. Notice how your breathing and body feel.

  3. Now shift your awareness to the sensations you observe in your surroundings. Ask yourself What’s happening outside of my body? Notice what you hear, smell, and feel in your environment.

  4. Change your awareness several times from your body to your environment and back again until your anxiety starts to fade.

The attached video will support this process by guiding you through the four steps. If you feel you need more support or have more questions pls contact me.

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