As lockdown continues, and we face another few months of life without access to our traditional gym settings, I have been inundated with questions regarding training strategies that can be implemented at home.
Would you like to know how to help yourself from those spiralling anxious thoughts?
If you imagine a funnel, that’s how the worrying thoughts are forming. They start with something generic and often almost unnoticed. But then quickly spiral and focus into something that makes you feel low and disengaged from day-to-day activities. You might feel restless, losing control and unable to switch off those thoughts.
Your thoughts could even be accompanied by physical sensations, such as:
Muscle contractions that prepare your body for flight/fight or paralysed response
Inability to take a full breath, which can be especially scary in the current situation
One way to stop anxiety is to notice what is happening to you. You need to:
Remember it is absolutely natural to experience anxiety, especially in these times. Some people are more prone to anxiety than others. Just be kind to yourself, try this technique or look for help.
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