Put your anxiety to rest. It’s time to get in the swing of the power of positive thinking and start benefiting your mind!
Anxiety can be hard to shake if you’re used to having it around, or if it seems like the problem is too big to take care of. What is possible, is the ability to ease your anxiety. Overcoming anxiety is possible.
But how? We here at Meditation Relax Club have put together ’15 Ways to Ease Your Anxiety’ so you can begin your road to inner peace and happiness today!
15. Get creative
Like most people who suffer from anxiety your mind boils over with over-analyzing situations. Whenever I feel my head is overwhelmed with thoughts I like to chill out by getting my mindfulness colouring book and watercolours.
It helps my head escape all the unwanted stress. It’s a form of creative meditation, you don’t even have to be an amazing artist to do it. Just paint and escape.
14. Watch something that makes you laugh
If you’re going through a tough time it always helps a little if you cut out really sad or intense movies. You’re emotions are running high and being subjected to depressing topics may have an unconscious effect on your mood.
Sit down with your favourite comedian on your screen or a classic comedy and enjoy it!
13. Keep your space tidy
Decluttering your room can have a massive positive impact on your mind. Start organising your things, throw away what you don’t need and keep your bed made.
This will not only be one less thing for you to worry about, but it will also help keep your head clear.
12. Cut out the negative stuff
As much as I love Adele, if you’re overcoming anxiety I wouldn’t stick her songs on all the time. Listen to music which reminds you of great memories, makes you feel good and hopeful for the future.
If you want to keep it chill, listening to new age music, white noise and nature sounds works as a natural anxiety relief. Just press play, relax in your space and breathe.
11. Meditation can be the key
Meditation is renowned for easing anxiety. It is recommended by Doctors, Therapists and pretty much anyone who has tried it. It is about being comfortable, relaxing your muscles and focusing your mind on nothing.
Dedicating 30 minutes every third day can help improve your anxiety great. But if you’ve never meditated before you can check out our ‘First-Timers Guide to Meditation’ for much better instructions.
10. Guided meditation is a blessing
Guided meditation is awesome if you can’t get the hang of meditation straight away! When I first began meditating my biggest struggle was keeping my thoughts quiet, which anyone suffering from anxiety can understand.
But with guided meditation it helped my mind quiet, my body relax and get into the hang of the power of positive thinking.
9. Get into a workout routine
Working out doesn’t just do wonders for your body, it’s great for overcoming anxiety too. How so? With your mind racing at a 100 miles an hour your body isn’t running that. We can forget to workout, or won’t make it a priority because in our minds we are preoccupied with our thoughts.
Hit the gym, anything from 30 minutes on a treadmill or taking a spinning class can help tire our body and mind out. It also helps you sleep at night, helping beat insomnia caused by anxiety.
8. Stay hydrated
How does staying hydrated help ease anxiety? Put it this way our brain is working extra hard to keep up with out racing thoughts, so it needs a little boost.
By drinking plenty of water it can help ease the physical side effects caused by anxiety such as migraines and hyperventilation.
7. Remember than you suffer from anxiety, it is not apart of you.
Plenty of people who suffer from anxiety believe that it is apart of their personality, they have been like this and always will be. Nope. If you accept that anxiety is something that is apart of you, chances are you won’t overcome it.
Don’t give up. You can beat this. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it. Anxiety will come and go as life happens. But by building up your mental strength, acknowledging what makes you anxious and knowing the preventative measures which stop you from getting into a bad mindset you will overcome anxiety again and again.
Anxiety doesn’t just happen when a bad situations arises, it can happen out of nowhere. On the commute home from work, during lunch with friends and even while watching TV at home.
What do you do in these situation? Breathe. Just take massive breathes in, until your lungs are filled. And then with every exhale, let go of that anxiety bit by bit.
5. Write a to do list & prioritise
By simply getting down what you need to do on paper can be a bigger relief than you think. Once you look at the completed list you can begin organising what you need to do when. This is also a fantastic way to see what you don’t have to do.
Plenty of us have too much on our plate and are too proud to share the workload. I’ll let you in on a secret: share the workload. Whether it work or personal commitments, you will be surprised at how much people don’t want you to feel overwhelmed and are willing to help you. All you need to do is ask, and there is no shame is asking for help.
4. Replace caffeine with decaf beverages
Cutting down on caffeine is one of those little, but extremely effective ways of overcoming anxiety. You can still have your time to unwind with decaf tea and coffee. It’s actually a great natural remedy for anxiety as caffeine certainly doesn’t help keep the heart rate down.
It’s important to spend some time just doing nothing. Even if it’s just for five minutes a day. So stick on the kettle on, sit back and just breathe.
3. Get some fresh air
Spending all day inside isn’t good for anyone. Getting into the outdoors gives us a break. Head down to your local park, or even walk home from work.
Just an hour of walking can benefit our minds greatly, giving us room to breathe and getting out of our routine.
2. Borrow a friend’s shoulder
Let your friends in and get your feelings out. Getting our problems off our chest can be one of the best senses of relief in the world. Talking to a loved one can help us get perspective on our worries.
They can give advice, assure you it’s not as bad as you think and most of all, they will be there for you.
1. Focus on being happy
It’s easier than it seems. Focus your energy on keeping your mind of the negative thoughts. Teach yourself to breathe, learn what works for you and do things which make you happy!
Look at what makes you happy and aim towards it. But don’t pressure yourself too much. Just take each day as it comes. Work through each day bit by bit, and you will get in the swing of thinking positive.