I have anxiety and I get overwhelmed from time to time. My anxiety tends to make me feel like I've got less time on my hands than I actually do and too much to get done in this little time. It kind of compounds on itself and makes me feel overwhelmed. Over the years, I've learned ways of coping with these moments and these ten "anxiety-hacks" help get me through these periods.
I've found journaling my feelings helps me figure out the reasons why I feel certain ways and helps me see the root cause of why I feel overwhelmed by anxiety from time to time.
2. Create a to-do list
4. Light some scented candles
5. Use an oil diffuser
6. Clean or organize your apartment
Let's be real, clutter happens. So when it becomes too much, I take the time to clean and organize my space. This helps me concentrate on something else for a little bit and then return to what I was doing before.
8. Meet up with a friend to talk
Not only does exercising give you something else to focus on, it'll release positive chemicals in your brain and rewire your levels of anxiety. Exercising helps me refocus on my work and things I have to do.
10. Just take a break
I, of course, employ each of these hacks on rotation, depending on what I need to get over my anxiety during a given period I feel overwhelmed.