7 Mindfulness Tips to Manage Worry and Anxiety

Mar 08, 2024

Worry and anxiety often consume us, pulling us away from the present moment and into a cycle of negative thoughts about the past or future. But what if we could shift our perspective and find peace amidst the chaos? Here are 7 mindfulness tips to help you manage worry and anxiety:

  1. Accept and Acknowledge: When worrisome thoughts arise, don't push them away. Instead, acknowledge them with a simple "Aha!" Name the feeling and allow it to pass, knowing that resisting only fuels its persistence.

  2. Adopt a Beginner's Mind: Let go of past experiences and approach each situation with fresh eyes. Just because something happened before doesn't mean it will happen again. Embrace the possibility of a new outcome.

  3. Write It Down: Empty your mind by jotting down your worries and fears. Seeing them on paper can help you gain perspective and free your mind to focus on the present.

  4. Focus on What's in Your Control: Distinguish between worrying and problem-solving. Instead of dwelling on the worst-case scenario, identify actionable steps you can take to address your concerns.

  5. Talk It Over: Share your worries with a trusted friend or loved one. Sometimes, talking it through can provide a new perspective and help alleviate anxiety.

  6. Give Yourself Time to Worry: Set aside a specific time to indulge in worry, then move on. Afterward, engage in an activity that fully absorbs your attention, shifting your focus away from negative thoughts.

  7. Release Tension Through Exercise and Meditation: Move your body to relieve stress and tension. Practice mindfulness and meditation to train your brain to stay focused and calm, even in the face of worry.

By incorporating these mindfulness techniques into your daily life, you can learn to manage worry and anxiety more effectively, allowing you to embrace each moment with peace and clarity. Remember, you have the power to cultivate a mindset of resilience and serenity, one breath at a time.


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