For those who deal with anxiety, the symptoms can be overwhelming. Awareness of what you can do to calm your anxiety is a great first step in managing symptoms. Getting anxiety treatment can help you strategize to build calming activities into your routine. As you practice these strategies, you can get more ideas of what might help and keep building from there.
At Sunstone Recovery in Bend, OR, our telehealth mental health treatment offers those with anxiety an easy way to access treatment. Anxiety can make people afraid to even show up to a clinic for treatment, as it can involve environmental and social settings that are unknown. With our telehealth services, you can access treatment from the safety and comfort of your own home. Find out more about our programs today through our online contact form or call our friendly staff at 855.833.9199.
3 Calming Activities for Anxiety
People with anxiety may feel stressed even when others around them feel fine. This can cause different feelings of stress, as the only one feeling stressed. However, if this is happening to you, you are not alone.
It’s important to remember that anxiety is an issue of sensitivity, and being sensitive is not a moral failure nor a weakness. Managing this sensitivity, however, is possible. Here are three calming ideas for anxiety that can have surprisingly immediate effects:
- Find things in your surroundings that you can touch, smell, taste, listen to, or see that may bring you some comfort. Spend 5-10 minutes intentionally engaging with your five senses.
- Write down something good that happened today. Even if it is a simple thing, it counts. Maybe you had something nice for breakfast or woke up next to a pet or loved one.
- Choose and memorize positive affirmations for yourself. This is so you can practice self-care and remind yourself of your worth even when you feel anxious. For example: “I am enough, I have enough, I do enough.”
Getting through the peaks of anxiety can be easier with these three practices. Deep breathing, mindfulness, and keeping a journal can also help. Adapting these practices for your personal preferences is the key. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to anxiety management, these tricks can be practiced differently.
Take Care of Your Mental Health at Sunstone Recovery
At Sunstone Recovery, Oregon residents can participate in individualized programs tailored to their specific needs. Those dealing with addiction and mental health symptoms can benefit from our dual diagnosis treatment.
Our mental health specialists offer those with anxiety a full spectrum of therapies, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Individual talk therapy
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
Multiple modalities may be recommended for those who have more than one diagnosis. Our team is prepared to help those dealing with depression, PTSD, mood disorders, and bipolar. It’s also common for addiction to intersect with anxiety. A substance use disorder can aggravate anxiety disorders and can develop out of an individual’s attempt to manage anxiety themselves. If you or a loved one is dealing with addiction to alcohol or substances, find out more about our alcohol and drug detox programs and dual diagnosis recovery.
Every Step Counts at Sunstone Recovery
Having anxiety can feel like you’re dealing with a lifelong curse. Fortunately, with knowledgeable and compassionate specialists committed to your care, you can make progress. While there will always be ups and downs, our team at Sunstone Recovery is here to celebrate your successes every step, no matter how many steps you need to take. Our collaborative approach means that nobody is left out, so you can feel at ease in our inclusive care. Take the first step today by contacting our team online or at 855.833.9199.