A guide to helping anxious thoughts.

I am often asked by clients how they can reduce their anxiety.

Below is a technique that I often suggest which delivers good results.

The first thing is to identify a time in the morning and evening that you can set aside 1 minute.

Set a timer, before you start take two or three deep breaths. Once the timer starts just breathe normally. But as you breathe, name the breathe. Either In/Out or Breathing in/Breathing out.

It is likely that all sorts of thoughts will pop into your head. Just keep returning to the breath, this may take some time to master.
Notice how you feel at the end of the 1 minute. Most people notice a improvement in their anxiety quite quickly.

For an ongoing improvement this technique needs to be practiced at least twice a day, but can be used as many times as needed to help with your anxiety.