11 Simple Ways To Relieve Anxiety
Anxiety can cause stress, and stress can cause anxiety.
Mindfulness, deep breathing, exercise, eating well, and staying connected with friends and family are the keys to improving and maintaining a healthy body and a calm mind.
I hope you find relief in at least one or all of the tips. I’ve learned from personal experience that it’s best to stick with the ones that work for you and make them a daily habit. You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else. Try to make time each day to check in with yourself and see how you’re feeling. Below, my list of 11 simple ways to relieve anxiety:
2. Practice yoga.
3. Listen to music.
Music has been proven to be an effective anxiety and pain reducer. It’s also a powerful stress reliever and therapeutic wellness tool. The American Psychological Association compared music to medicine. Anxiety.org published an article with great tips on using music to ease stress that can help you put together an effective stress relieving playlist.
One of the added benefits of carrying a phone everywhere is the convenient access to music 24/7. My favorite music steaming services include Spotify, Pandora, and Amazon’s Prime Music (free with an Amazon Prime membership!)
4. Avoid caffeine.
6. Write in a gratitude journal.
7. Try aromatherapy.
8. Spend time with the ones you love.
It’s important to stay connected with loved ones and be open and honest about how you’re feeling. A phone call or text message can help immensely with reducing anxiety and stress. If you’re having trouble leaning on them for support, I’d recommend investing in a journal. Writing is incredibly cathartic. When we write in an emotional state, we send our worries and fears out of our minds and onto paper. I always feel a bit lighter after journaling.
9. Get creative.
Art is a powerful outlet for easing anxiety. You don’t have to be a skilled artist to reap the benefits of being creative. Suggestions include journaling, drawing, painting, writing, and coloring in a coloring book!