Finding Calm in the Chaos

Practical Tips and Techniques to Manage Your Worries

Anxiety can be a difficult and overwhelming experience, and it’s not uncommon for many of us to experience it at some point in our lives. Whether you’re feeling anxious about a specific situation or struggling with generalized anxiety, it’s important to understand the negative effects it can have on your life and to take steps to manage it effectively.

One of the most significant effects of anxiety is the way it can disrupt our daily lives. It can make it difficult to concentrate on tasks, affect our sleep patterns, and even cause physical symptoms like headaches or stomach problems. It can also lead to feelings of irritability or restlessness, which can impact our relationships with others.

Fortunately, there are a number of effective ways to manage anxiety.

  • Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. 
  • Challenge negative thoughts by questioning their validity and looking for evidence to the contrary.
  • Take care of yourself physically by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in regular exercise.
  • Identify triggers that contribute to your anxiety and develop a plan to manage them.
  • Seek support from loved ones, your primary care provider, or a mental health professional.
  • Prioritize self-care and make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
  • Set realistic goals and break tasks into smaller, manageable steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
  • Consider limiting exposure to news or social media if it contributes to your anxiety.
  • Remember to be patient and kind to yourself and celebrate small victories along the way.

At Exemplar Care, our primary care providers assist our members to manage anxiety by:

  • Offers same day or next day appointments. 
  • Providing 24/7 access to our urgent care.
  • Providing personalized and comprehensive care that is focused on your specific needs and concerns.
  • Taking time to work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses both physical and emotional aspects of anxiety.
  • Offering support and guidance for implementing healthy lifestyle habits, such as exercise and nutrition, which can improve overall well-being and reduce anxiety.
  • Provide education on relaxation techniques and mindful practices to help manage symptoms of anxiety.
  • Monitor and adjust medications as needed to optimize treatment outcomes and manage side effects.
  • Offer referrals to mental health professionals for specialized counselling and therapy when necessary. 

Managing anxiety takes time and effort, but with patience, persistence, and support, it’s possible to reduce its negative effects and lead a more fulfilling life.

You deserve to feel calm, confident, and in control, so take the first step today and start to explore the resources available to help you manage your anxiety. Remember to be patient and kind to yourself and celebrate small victories along the way. With the right support and guidance, you can overcome anxiety and live the life you deserve.

If you need assistance managing your anxiety, speak with a provider or mental health professional. It’s quite OK to seek assistance at any time.

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