A few days ago, we posted an article about common anxiety signs. If these signs resonated with you, you might be wondering how you can reduce your anxiety. Even if you don’t have a diagnosable disorder, you probably get stressed or nervous over certain things. Use these tips to help ease your anxiety (Prevention Guide, Brenza and Rockwood).
Day 1: Sleep
Anxiety and sleep go hand in hand. The less you sleep, the more your anxiety is going to act up. The more anxiety you have, the less you’ll probably want to sleep. This cycle can be endless, so it’s a good idea to get on the routine of getting as much sleep as you can while you feel good, so that you’re in the habit of sleeping well while you’re anxious.
Day 2: Calm your body
Allow your body to release the negative energy you have. Relax your shoulders and take long, slow, and deep breaths. Let the tension you feel in your neck and shoulders fall away. Give up the stress you feel.
Day 3: Walk
Walking is a great way to release negative energy and get some exercise. This physical activity isn’t very strenuous, and you can modify it for your activity level. While you’re walking, you can practice staying mindful and breathing techniques.
Day 4: Relax
Grant yourself the time to relax. Allow yourself to sit and stare out the window, letting yourself feel some boredom. Letting yourself feel like you have nothing to do is a good way to let yourself relax and be free of stress and worry. If you can’t let yourself get completely bored, doing a calming activity such as reading, journaling, or taking a warm bath is a great way to let yourself relax.
Day 5: Cope with your worries
Coping with your worries can come in many different forms. You can attend a therapy session and discuss your anxieties with a trained professional. If therapy isn’t your thing, write down what you are worried about and let them go.
Day 6: Food
How you eat impacts your mental health. There are foods you consume that make you more anxious, and those that make you less anxious. Research has found that a high-fat diet can lead to increased anxiety. Try to keep the fats you eat low and eat healthier foods. You’ll feel better in the long run.
Day 7: Commit to not knowing
Many people with anxiety often Google every little symptom they have. This can increase their anxiety when every symptom they have shown up with a cancer diagnosis or says that you’re dying. Stop looking up everything you’re dealing with. Accept the fact that you may not know the reason. It will help you stay a lot less stressed.
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