Are you looking for ways to manage your anxiety or high stress levels? Try these five tips first…

Exercise

You’ve heard that exercise is a great therapy and stress reducer, and it’s true. The endorphins and “rush” you get from a good workout or run are in some cases even better than taking medication for anxiety or depression. If you’re not used to going to the gym, start small. Consider taking a walk during your lunch break at least three times a week.

 

Eat a Balanced Diet

Drinking lots of water, getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and sticking to a balanced diet will help you feel better, physically. Start by trying to prepare more meals at home, since fast food is an easy go-to if you’re running short on time. If you do have to dine out, order a healthy salad and lean meat, with dressing on the side.

 

Spend Time Outdoors

Being outside in the sunlight and natural settings does something for the soul. Meditation and prayer, quiet walks in the woods, or just sunbathing at the pool are all great ways to relax and lower your blood pressure.

 Talk to Your Doctor

Sometimes, anxiety medication can help reduce the effects of chemical imbalances that affect our moods and behaviors. It’s always important to look at your overall health to determine if there’s a medical reason contributing to your anxiety.

 Get Help from a Therapist, Counselor or Psychologist

At The Dell Center for Therapy, we offer various counseling techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, to help you look at life differently. When you’re able to better process the things going on in your life — and manage what you’re in control, or not in control of — you can find better ways to cope with them.

Book your first visit in-person or online, today! The Dell Center for Therapy meets you where you are, whether you’re in the greater Salt Lake City, Park City or Summit County Utah areas, or via web chat.