The topic of mental health is one that many are afraid to approach for fear of being judged or misunderstood. Anxiety is just one of those mental health issues that can cause one to feel a vast range of emotions. Believe it or not there are a few things you can do to help manage these moments.
Writing is one of the easiest ways to express your emotions when you are feeling anxious. You can write down what is stressing you out at the moment, what your feeling in the moment or reflect on a moment that brought you joy.
Take a walk
Nature is a natural healer, so there's no other place to be when you're feeling anxious. Put on your shoes and head outside for some fresh air. The sounds of nature fuels the soul and can help clear your mind.
There are many forms of mediation. Yoga is one of the most common ways to center your mind and be present. Whether you have 10 minutes or 40 minutes, yoga allows you to relax and focus on positive energy.
Talk to someone
This is probably the most challenging one. When it comes to having anxiety talking about what's causing your anxiousness can be challenging, but the benefits are worth it. Whoever you have in your support system to talk too, give them a call or shoot them a text. Let them know that you need someone to talk too.
Watch a movie
Whenever I am feeling anxious I tend to turn on something that makes me really happy. Find one of your favorite television shows or movies and rewatch it. This will take your mind of our reality for a bit, and into the world of your favorite story. It could also provide a good laugh which is always a joy.
Alcohol can amplify the level of anxiety belive it or not. Reducing the amount of alochol you are drinking or quitting it all together for a bit can really improve your overall mental health.