Now mental health is a talking point among society, more people are speaking to professionals to get a diagnosis and gain a better understanding of the struggles they are going through and how to manage in day to day life.
One of the most common mental health conditions is a variation of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders come in many forms, however do not fret, there are plenty of approaches that can help you come to terms with your new diagnosis, how to address it as well as tools you can apply to your day-to-day routine to help you feel your best self.
Understand your condition
In order to address your condition, first you need to understand it. The internet has a plethora of information that can feel very overwhelming when learning about your condition but it is important to identify trusted resources to gain more insight into what your diagnosis means. Some of our favourites are: Healthline, and CAMH.
Schedule your time
Often anxiety can come from feeling overwhelmed and/or due to a lack of control. Life is busy and deadlines for work or your personal life can increase anxious feelings, schedule your time and responsibilities can ensure a feeling of being in control and allow you to establish realistic goals and timelines for meeting deadlines you have set. This also gives you the opportunity to schedule our next tip, relaxation!
Remember to relax
Being told to relax with a diagnosed anxiety disorder can at best feel ignorant or unhelpful. However, as mentioned before, one of the big reasons we can experience anxiety is due to feeling overwhelmed and often this stops us from looking after ourselves and taking time out to relax and destress. Scheduling time to do something for yourself, whether that is a hobby you love or doing nothing can give you the ability to better address day to day tasks at hand.
Speak to someone
Understanding a new diagnosis can be a challenging time, but know that you are not alone and the most effective way to help yourself may be to speak to others. At PsyMood, we specialize in just that. We have over 350 specialists from around the world here to assist you. Contact one of our specialists for a FREE 15-minute intake session today and speak to someone from your cultural background that speaks your native language. Join today to start your mental health journey!
At PsyMood we are always ready to listen after a new diagnosis. We have over 350 specialists from around the world here to assist you. Contact one of our specialists for a FREE 15-minute intake session today and speak to someone from your cultural background that speaks your native language. Join today to start your mental health journey!