When Daily Stress Gets in the Way of Life – NYTimes.com

Some good advice and tips on how to manage anxiety. I particularly like the ‘reboot’ analogy. Quote:

Another of Dr. [Tamar] Chansky’s invaluable tips is to “let go of the rope.” When feeling pressured to figure out how to fix things now, “walk away for a few minutes, but promise to come back.” As with a computer that suddenly misbehaves, Dr. Chansky suggests that you “unplug and refresh,” perhaps by “taking a breathing break,” inhaling and exhaling calmly and intentionally.

“The more you practice calm breathing, the more it will be there for you when you need it,” she wrote.

She also suggests taking a break to do something physical: “Movement shifts the moment.” Take a walk or bike ride, call a friend, look through a photo album, or do some small cleaning task like clearing off your night table.

When Daily Stress Gets in the Way of Life – NYTimes.com.

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