Reducing the physical symptoms
One way to help reduce the impact of stress and anxiety is to use techniques that counteract the physiological responses happening in the body. This might be doing something informal and everyday that you find relaxing (e.g. having a bath, listening to music, going for a walk, doing yoga or whatever it is that you enjoy…) or it could be something more a bit more formal, like practicing exercises that are designed reduce the stress response, and produce a sense of calm – facilitating a relaxed and focused state.
Here are some strategies and techniques that you can use to help reduce feelings of tension and stress, which can in turn reduce your symptoms of anxiety: