The seemingly mounting problems and uncertainty that’s currently sweeping our society is causing a great deal of frustration, anxiety, self-doubt and stress.  As a psychologist and counselor who helps individuals manage stress, several of my clients have experienced success when following the suggestions mentioned below.

My suggested tips

  • Halt the frequency to which you watch the news/ a turn to social media
  • Find a project that you’ve been meaning to get to and start to work (nothing is more destructive than an idle mind).
  • Keep busy with fun activities
  • Try meditating twice per day (It can be as simple as finding a quiet place to sit still, thinking of nothing other than nature, a beautiful aroma, the ebb and flow of the oceans, or focus on the rhythm of your breath.  Working your way up to 10 minutes per session.
  • Find the opportunity, better yet, make the opportunity to exercise and to enjoy time outdoors.
  • Listen to your favorite music
  • Get immersed in a captivating book

It’s when you’re in that state of negative thinking, worry, and fear that a lack of strong resolve can put you at risk for anxiety attacks, depression, moodiness, or regret.  Sometimes you may need a professional counselor to provide a different perspective or a clearer vision.  Try the suggestions mentioned above and give them a fair chance to lift your spirits and positively transform your state of mind.  You may be pleasantly surprised by the change that occurs.

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No two people are affected exactly the same way by a crises, anxiety, or life transitions.  Accept who you are and what works or doesn’t work for you.  If you conclude you need outside support and it’s time to talk to a professional, don’t be discouraged.  Good luck and stay positive.


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