Practical Tips For Managing Anxiety Through Self-Care

by

How to help manage anxiety with self care, physical activity, mindfulness, social connections and professional help

In this blog post, let’s explore various self-care techniques that can be incorporated into daily routines, promoting relaxation, mindfulness, and enhanced emotional well-being. From engaging in physical activity to practicing mindfulness and seeking professional support, these strategies will offer practical guidance on establishing and maintaining effective self-care routines amidst the challenges of anxiety.

Incorporating Physical Activity: Utilizing Exercise as an Anxiety-Fighting Tool

Physical activity is a powerful means of managing anxiety symptoms, as exercise has been proven to reduce stress and boost mood. Incorporating regular exercise into your self-care routine can be an effective and enjoyable way to alleviate anxiety and foster overall well-being. Consider the following tips for incorporating physical activity into your daily life:

Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation: Cultivating Presence and Relaxation

Mindfulness and meditation practices offer a sense of calm and focus, proving invaluable in managing anxiety. By developing mindfulness skills and incorporating meditation into your self-care routine, you can foster a more focused and relaxed state of mind, ideal for combating anxiety symptoms. Consider these mindfulness and meditation techniques:

Nurturing Social Connections: Embracing the Power of Support and Belonging

Fostering strong social connections is essential for maintaining a balanced and fulfilling life, providing valuable emotional support in managing anxiety. By prioritizing relationships with friends, family, and loved ones, you can create a support network that offers respite and encouragement through challenging times. Consider these strategies for nurturing social connections:

Seeking Professional Help for Anxiety Management: The Support of an Experienced Therapist

For some individuals, managing anxiety through self-care routines may also require the guidance of a professional therapist. Therapy sessions can offer a safe and supportive space for discussing your anxiety, developing personalized coping strategies, and working through underlying contributing factors. Consider these factors when seeking professional help for anxiety management:

Managing anxiety through self-care routines involves the incorporation of physical activity, mindfulness and meditation practice, nurturing social connections, and seeking professional help when needed. By adopting these strategies, you can feel less overwhelmed, less stressed and ready to effectively combate the challenges life presents.

Dr. Sarah Allen

If you have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment to work with me and learn how to reduce anxiety, please contact me at 847 791-7722 or on the form below.

If you would like to read more about me and my areas of specialty,  please visit Dr. Sarah Allen Bio. Dr. Allen’s professional license only allows her to work with clients who live in IL & FL & the UK and unfortunately does not allow her to give personalized advice via email to people who are not her clients. 

    What Can I Read That Helps Me While I Am Waiting For My First Appointment With Sarah?

    Download this free booklet to gain valuable insights and practical strategies for managing anxiety and worrying.

    As featured in

    Empowered to Combat Anxiety.

    Dr. Allen has helped me through several difficult times. She has taught me tools to use to combat anxiety which is something I have dealt with my whole life. She has empowered me and given me strength that I didn’t know I had. I am so thankful!

    Beth R.

    Excellent Therapist!

    Dr. Allen is a colleague of mine and she is an excellent therapist. She is warm, caring, and exceptional at her work. I refer clients to Dr. Allen and I highly recommend her if you are looking for a top notch therapist.

    Jodi Petchenik, LCSW

    Dr. Allen Helped Me to Feel More Empowered

    Dr. Allen has really helped me find my own voice. When I began therapy I would swing between being passive and doing whatever other people wanted me to do to being angry and frustrated. I have been on antidepressants for quite a few years but it wasn’t really working. Through therapy I have learned to listen to my own needs and to speak up. I used to worry that people wouldn’t like me if I didn’t agree with them but when Dr. Allen gave me the support I needed I challenged my fears. I spend a lot less time feeling angry and depressed now and I have really widened my social network. This is how I have always wanted to be but didn’t know how to get there. Dr. Allen has a very reassuring manner and makes you challenge yourself but by using small steps so you feel ready to do it. I have really come out of my shell and would recommend anyone who is feeling depressed to come and talk with her.

    Rebecca F.

    Worrier No More.

    I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a worrier and when my doctor suggested therapy instead of an antidepressant I didn’t think it could really help. I was totally wrong. I don’t spend so much time worrying about the “what ifs” now and concentrate on working on things that are in my control to change in the “here and now” rather than in the past or future. I spend much less time in my head worrying about everything and now have useful strategies to deal with many situations at home and at work. Life is much less stressful and I find myself teaching people I manage at work the strategies Dr. Allen taught me.

    Marcia B.

    Worry & Panic Attacks Transformed by Dr. Allen

    Last year I was so crippled by anxiety and panic attacks and I didn’t believe that anything or anyone would be able to help me. Since seeing you my life has changed forever and I am finally turning into the person that I always wanted to be…and the person I never thought I could be. You will be the person I call if I start to feel that way again.

    Wendy T.

    Trusted & Knowledgeable Therapist.

    When I need to refer any of my patients for talk therapy I immediately think of Dr. Allen as she is wonderful at helping people with severe and complex issues really get to the root of their problems. She is very caring and knowledgeable and I have found her extensive experience really helps people to change their lives for the better.

    Dr. Teresa Poprawski

    If you are thinking about getting counseling and you’d like to talk to someone about the things that are troubling you, I am happy to help.