40 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety (Part 4 of 4)
Anxiety, albeit frustrating, doesn’t have to completely take over your life. There are many effective methods to work through any anxiety you may be feeling and help you live a more relaxed existence. Click here for Part 1, click here for Part 2, and here is Part 3, if you missed the beginning of this series on how you can manage your own anxiety.
10 Final Tips for Dealing with Anxiety
~Make sure you’re getting enough sleep for what your mind and body need to feel rested and at ease.
~De-clutter your living or work space to help quiet your mind and your body.
~Keep a daily gratitude journal.
~Make sure you’re eating foods that are kind to your body and provide you with the nutrition and energy you need for your life.
~Create a vision board to create excitement about your present and your future.
~Spend some time just relaxing without any external stimulation (ex. devices, phone, computer, etc.) or distractions. (I swear by meditation and mindfulness practices!)
~If you feel the need to worry, give yourself a time limit and then move on to more productive activities.
~Take time to plan your days ahead.
~Spend a few minutes visualizing how you would like to handle your situation in a way that is anxiety-free.
~Smell something that is relaxing to you to engage your olfactory senses, which can quickly reduce your anxiety.
Life can be fun and filled with adventure…and anxiety can interfere with this experience. Try out the suggestions offered in this series to reduce your stress and anxiety levels. Don’t be afraid to reach out for professional support if you are having difficulty working through anxiety on your own.
Adapted from the article https://greatist.com/happiness/reduce-anxiety