Struggling with anxiety? These are my top five suggestions when symptoms pop up.
Deep breathing helps to calm your sympathetic nervous system which is often activated during times of stress. It can also act as a healthy distraction from feelings of anxiety and overthinking. Inhale deeply and slowly exhale several times until you start to feel more calm.
Another healthy distraction is going for a walk. It can also reduce adrenaline, often a cause of anxiety. Walking in nature is a great way to reduce the effects of stress.
Learning how to meditate and creating a regular practice of meditation can prevent anxiety. There are many options; guided meditation, mantra meditation, find something that resonates and do it daily.
For many people, caffeine acts as a stimulant and can contribute to feelings of anxiety. Try going without and see if your symptoms improve.
Journaling is a great way to improve mental health! It helps process emotions and may help you understand what is prompting the feelings of anxiety.
What are your most helpful suggestions to deal with anxiety?
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