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November 25, 2020
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Janet Escobar

10 Ways to Curb Anxiety and Feel Less Overwhelmed!

The biggest mistake we make is refraining from talking about our feelings. Never do this. Reach out to one person you think will listen to you without judgment. Talking helps, and it heals you. So next time, whenever you are feeling low, just talk to your person.

Can you recall a time when negative thoughts kept gushing into your mind? It might have felt like a maze that had no exit. Your heart rate amplified while you shuddered and trembled. You felt helpless, broken, and tired, but those negative thoughts gripped you so tight that you were unable to break the chain that they had on our mind.

Let us tell you that you are not alone. It is within all of us. All of us now and then deal with some level of anxiety. They are often fears and worries, such as an indispensable interview, taking the driver’s license test, or a blind-date. However, if you don’t get a hold of the fear early on, it can lead to stern and intense anxiety attacks.

It becomes imperative to deal with anxiety for the well-being of mental, physical, and emotional health. If you get occasional anxiety, there are tools you can use to help lower your anxiety levels. Whether you are a home-maker, entrepreneur, or any other professional, negative thoughts that lead to anxiety make their way to your mind and body. Therefore, take time for yourself and guard your peace so you can reach tranquility when anxieties arise.

We bring you 11 easy-to-do ways to curb Anxiety to feel less Overwhelmed with anything that can get in the way of your peace.

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Can you recall a time when negative thoughts kept gushing into your mind? It might have felt like a maze that had no exit. Your heart rate amplified while you shuddered and trembled. You felt helpless, broken, and tired, but those negative thoughts gripped you so tight that you were unable to break the chain that they had on our mind.

Let us tell you that you are not alone. It is within all of us. All of us now and then deal with some level of anxiety. They are often fears and worries, such as an indispensable interview, taking the driver’s license test, or a blind-date. However, if you don’t get a hold of the fear early on, it can lead to stern and intense anxiety attacks.

It becomes imperative to deal with anxiety for the well-being of mental, physical, and emotional health. If you get occasional anxiety, there are tools you can use to help lower your anxiety levels. Whether you are a home-maker, entrepreneur, or any other professional, negative thoughts that lead to anxiety make their way to your mind and body. Therefore, take time for yourself and guard your peace so you can reach tranquility when anxieties arise.

We bring you 11 easy-to-do ways to curb Anxiety to feel less Overwhelmed with anything that can get in the way of your peace.

1) Inhale Positive Thoughts Exhale Negative Thoughts: Whenever you feel negative or sense impending anxiety, just start slowly breathing in and out. Don’t focus too much on your breathe count or patterns. Instead, think about inhaling positive thoughts and exhaling negative thoughts. Do it for continuous 5 minutes, and you will feel more relaxed than before.

2) Stay Present: Anxiety tends to present itself, mainly when thinking about the future. So whenever anxiety hits you, rather than thinking about future scenarios, revert to the present, and focus on what’s right in your life.  

3) Get a Hobby: Most of us get so engrossed in our day-to-day routine that we forget to indulge in what genuinely makes us happy. Adding a hobby in your daily life will help you stay in the present moment. It can be as easy as dancing or as complicated as learning a new language.

4) Unplug from Social Media: We understand the importance of social media in this epoch. However, it is essential to unplug from the digital world from time to time. It has been said that most Millennials feel depressed and anxious due to happy vivid images that are portrayed on social media. People start to question their self-worth, and this undoubtedly leads to anxiety and depression. We suggest doing a social media cleanse by involving yourself in other activities, such as gardening, reading, writing, or anything you enjoy.

5) Talk it Out: The biggest mistake we make is refraining from talking about our feelings. Never do this. Reach out to one person you think will listen to you without judgment. Talking helps, and it heals you. So next time, whenever you are feeling low, just talk to your person.

7) Take a Nap: Napping is tough, especially when you have a strict routine. However, taking 10-15 minutes to calm your mind and body, can relieve some of the anxiety you may be feeling.

8) Appreciate Humor: Sometimes, all you need is a distraction from negative thoughts. Have you heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine?” Well, try it out! Watch a comedy video or standup show because it might help you realize not to take life so seriously.

9) Appreciate Yourself: There are cases where anxiety comes with feelings of lack of self-worth. Only you can remind yourself how good you are. If you have someone in your life who is constantly pointing out your flaws, don’t let their comments and opinions dissuade your confidence. A great way to do this is by saying positive affirmations every day. This is not a short term tip, but over time you will see a big difference.

10)  Use Aroma: Aromatherapy is highly underrated! Make a habit of keeping yourself surrounded by good scents. Aromatherapy is generally used in meditation as it helps to calm the soul and body. You can also use aromatic oils in your home, bedroom, or office space so that the fragrance keeps you relaxed and happy.

11)  Sip it Up: No, we are not talking about your favorite cocktail! We are talking about the number one adult drink- water! Drink water throughout the day because it not only controls heart palpitations when you are anxious, but it also keeps you hydrated to help you feel relaxed. Therefore, keep a water bottle with you always.

Managing anxiety takes time and is no easy task, but we hope that these tips will help alleviate some of it. However, if you are experiencing crippling anxiety, please seek therapy. We hope these tips help you and direct you to a better and happy life.

Article written by Hanisha Kapoor and edited by Janet Escobar.

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