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7 Tips to be FREE from THE Anxiety


I want to break free

Free from the anxiety, free from the worries

You’re so self-destructive, I don’t need you

I’ve got to break free.

God knows, God knows I want to break FREE!!!



Hello friends. Welcome to my little corner of the internet.


Let me introduce myself; I’m Amanda, I am a Social Worker, Therapist and Coach.

I use this blog as my own little creative platform, writing about mental health and wellbeing.


So please, check out the website, get comfortable and have a good luck around.


Inspire and be inspired.


This blog is about Anxiety as it is a common issue and one which appears to have increased following the pandemic within the population.


It is a topic which is close to my heart as it is something I have battled with at times and something I have seen loved ones around me battle with.


Anxiety can be a challenging and overwhelming experience, but there are several strategies that you can use to manage and reduce anxiety.



Here are some useful tips, it is about finding out what works for you:

1. Practice Deep Breathing: Deep breathing exercises can help to slow down your heart rate and relax your body. This is the method I use for a breathing exercise, it is good because it improves serotonin in our bodies.


BREATHE in slowly through your nose for the count of FOUR.

HOLD your breath for a count of FOUR.

BREATHE OUT slowly through your month for a count of FOUR.

HOLD your breath for a count of FOUR.

I repeat this cycle 4 times.

Remember - Do whatever is comfortable for you and then resume back to your normal breathing pattern.


2. Practice Mindfulness: meditation and other mindfulness practices can help to reduce anxiety by helping you stay present in the moment and reduce rumination on worries and negative thoughts.




3. Exercise Regularly: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. It helps to release endorphins, which are natural mood-boosters. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise, do something you enjoy, you could have a brisk walk, cycling, or swimming, do something most days of the week. Exercise is as important for physical health as it is mental health.



4. Sleep: Sleep is essential, and lack of sleep can contribute to feelings of anxiety. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep by sticking to a regular sleep schedule and creating a calming bedtime routine. If you struggle with sleep, I have a free sleep meditation, just email us at Amanda@amandabrenkley.com and we will get this out to you.



5. Limit Caffeine and Alcohol: Caffeine and alcohol can both exacerbate feelings of anxiety, try to limit your consumption of these substances, or avoid them altogether.

6. Seek Support: Talking to a trusted friend, family member, or therapist can help you manage anxiety. They can provide you with emotional support and help you develop coping strategies.



7. Don’t own Anxiety: Don’t refer to it as “my anxiety” you don’t want to own it, it is not yours, if you own it, you won’t want to let it go! As the brain does not like to lose anything. So, refer to it as “I want to be free of THE anxiety”.


If you want support around freedom of Anxiety and to develop unshakable confidence, then email me at amanda@amandabrenkley.com we can start your Rapid Transformation or coaching sessions.


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