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Re: Anxiety reducing methods?? johnj

Posted by terra miller on June 1, 2002, at 20:29:52

In reply to Anxiety reducing methods??, posted by johnj on June 1, 2002, at 9:06:35

i used to resist the deep breathing because it just made me more anxious, but now i admit that it's really helpful. also, it helps to focus on something else in a really anxious moment and talk to yourself about where you are physically and what is actually happening in your immediate surroundings. i agree that it's beneficial to me to take a bath, or drink warm herbal tea, or do whatever is soothing to you in the evening to maintain a level of calmness. but there are other times that i am so revved up that i get on my exercise machine and put in a video where somebody wins over a big dilemna (apollo 13, for example... i used to do this endlessly i think i drove my family insane.. working out to apollo 13) but the exercise helped me release some of the anxiety and fear, and watching the intense movie increased my hope in victory of the good guy in the end/triumph. this is good depression lift too.

oh, and i forgot that i recently purchased a pilates machine and talk about relaxing! it really helps me center down and focus, which is exactly what i need to do when i'm anxious.

terra


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