5 Tips to Ease Your Halloween Anxiety
For those dealing with anxiety, PTSD, or addictions, Halloween can trigger unwanted thoughts and actions. To combat this, we are sharing five helpful tips that will ease your Halloween anxiety.
Do Not Try to Be Perfect or Follow Others
Halloween is all about having fun. Do not put too much pressure on yourself to carve the perfect pumpkin, find the best costume, or design the scariest house. Instead, focus on things that you find fun and enjoyable. It could be giving out candy or going trick-or-treating with family members. Focusing on aspects of Halloween that you enjoy will help mitigate anxiety.
Enjoy Some Me Time
Just because some people celebrate Halloween with events, trick-or-treating, and costume parties, it does not mean that it is mandatory. Halloween is a great time to do things you want to do. Visit a quiet place like a park or a museum. Alternatively, you can stay home and treat it as another day.
Control Your Thoughts and Take Deep Breaths
Anxiety can get the best of all of us, regardless of what situation we are in. No matter what you are doing, remember that you are in control of your thoughts. If the anxiety is continuous, take time to journal and explore these thoughts. Do not forget to take deep breaths and focus on the present.
Look for Support from Loved Ones
Halloween can be a difficult time for those with anxiety. If your anxiety is becoming debilitating, look for support from loved ones. Tell them how you are feeling and ask them for support. Having a support system is one of the most effective ways to reduce anxiety.
Seek Psychological Support
If anxiety is controlling your life, it is time to see a psychologist. With the help of Kuldip Counselling, you can manage anxiety and take control of your life again. Contact us today to book an appointment.
Kuldip Counselling and Consulting has two convenient locations in Surrey and Langley. They offer counselling services and compassionate therapy in the areas of addictions counselling, and family and marriage counselling.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (604) 764-9575.