Anxiety is a widespread concern in modern times, and it constitutes a growing issue for employers and policymakers alike. More and more firms are becoming aware of the number of man-hours lost to anxiety and stress, and the recurring issues that come along with it can have long-term impacts on public health.
At From2to3, we provide anxiety counselling for Sydney’s North Shore, with the goal of improving the quality of life for all our clients. With our help and support simple changes to your schedule and your lifestyle can help to ease the symptoms of anxiety and stress. These can include:
If you are wound up, exercise is an ideal method of working out that nervous energy. It improves blood flow and releases endorphins, aiding your sleep patterns, and offers a sense of accomplishment for your day. Getting out in the sun can improve your Vitamin D levels, which has been linked to an improved mood. You don’t need to run a marathon, either – a good 20 minute walk will do the job just fine.
Taking some time to enjoy the natural world can do wonders for your mental state, as well. The soothing greenery of the forest canopy, or the crashing of the surf, encourages calmness and introspection, offering relief and a sense of perspective.
While this can be a tricky one for inner-city dwellers, pets are an excellent tool to help you relax and soothe anxious feelings. Just a few minutes of play time can encourage a sense of relaxation. So make time to spend with your furry friends, or consider getting a pet if you don’t have one.
Make time for yourself
One of the toughest aspects of modern life is our tight schedules, and as a result, we absolutely must ensure that we are taking time for ourselves, and prioritising such activities as part of a greater, holistic attempt at improving our stress levels. These activities should not be placed on the backburner – they must have time in your week.
For more information on our anxiety counselling approaches at From2to3, contact us today, and book your appointment.
Ginny Lindsay is a Sydney based relationship counsellor and psychotherapist who supports individuals and couples moving from pregnancy into parenthood. With 40% of divorces happening during pregnancy or in the first 3 years of a child’s life, Ginny established From 2 to 3 to offer support early before a relationship breaks down.