Hello and welcome to episode 303 of The Mindful Kind.
In this episode, you'll learn about my personal "emergency" self-care plan for times when I'm struggling with anxiety.
Please keep in mind that this plan is based on my own research and experiences and I highly recommend that you seek out good-quality support from a mental health professional to create your own plan.
Below are some of the key elements of my self-care plan for anxiety.
1: Minimise stress triggers as much as possible (keep in mind, this is only a short-term solution I use when I'm dealing with high anxiety)
2: Talk about my feelings with someone I trust or write them down somewhere private
3: Be aware of my unhelpful coping mechanisms and try not to engage in them. I try to make choices that might improve my mental wellbeing, not potentially cause further harm or pain
4: Create things to look forward to, like a catch up with a friend or a book arriving in the mail
5: Be prepared to ride the waves of anxiety, knowing that feelings ebb and flow
If you'd like to learn more about my experiences with mental health and being an over thinker, check out my free online workshop, 3 Secrets You Need to Know to Level Up With Mindfulness. You'll find the link at www.rachaelkable.com/podcast/303
Thanks so much for listening and I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind.