How can I better handle stress and anxiety?
Seventy percent of people say they experience stress and anxiety. Each person figures out what kind of activities will reduce their stress and anxiety. Calming techniques might include exercise, reduce your caffeine intake, listen to music, write it down (While writing down what you're stressed about is one approach, another is writing down what you're grateful for), spend time with friends and family, learn to avoid procrastination (putting things off), take a yoga class, deep breathing, spend time with your pet, practice mindfulness (mindfulness describes practices that anchor you to the present moment) and learn to say “no” to things that may overwhelm you. Regardless of what your calming techniques are you should write them down and carry them with you. You could type them out and reduce a full sheet of paper to the size of business card by using a copy machine and setting the reduction to 31 percent.
Sometimes people need extra help with their stress and anxiety. There are many good counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists in the tri-county area. If you are interested in finding a counselor who is in the country you live in, try one of the links below. Prospective clients of counselors should ask about what insurance they take and the prospective client should tell the counselor a little about what you expect from counseling and can they help. Remember counselors you contact may not be taking new patients.
It is a good idea to ask family, good friends or others you trust, about counselor recommendations.
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Therapists in Ingham County, MI
Therapists in Eaton County, MI
Therapists in Clinton County, MI