While many people who suffer from anxiety have their go-to's to help their situation, it's always nice to have new ideas that to add to their "toolbox". Here are 10 tips to help soothe those anxious thoughts away.
1. Meditation and breathing apps.Giphy
These are perfect for honestly any time but especially whenever you feel like your anxiety is out of control. They really help you regain your focus by being aware of your breathing and your body rather than the anxious thoughts.
2. Drink less caffeine.Giphy
I know this is a tough one, especially during PSL season, but if you can try to drink less caffeine, you could notice a big difference. While everyone reacts to caffeine differently, people dealing with anxiety are more likely to feel the effects from it. Try limiting the cups of tea or coffee and add more water to keep things more balanced.
3. Take a bubble bath.Giphy
Just another thing Oprah does well.
4. Light some candles or burn incense.Giphy
These aromatherapeutic sticks will not only make your space smell ~way~ better but they're perfect for calming all of your senses.
5. Go for a run outside.Giphy
Or if you're like me you'll take a nice and slow stroll. Either way, the fresh air will do a lot of good.
6. Take a powernap.Giphy
Set yourself 7-20 minutes out of your stressful day to wake up with a fresh start.
7. Have a tin of putty near by.
Here me out. These tiny tins are perfect for your backpack, purse, or fanny pack (if that's your thing) and help wonders. It's stretchy, bouncy, and squishy to serve all of your anxious needs. Plus look how pretty it is.
8. Chewing gum.Giphy
This technique sounds juvenile but it can be very effective as it can help take some of your nerves away.
9. Play some music.Giphy
Not only does it help your mood, but it also helps to redirect your thoughts to focus more on the song and less on your anxiety.
10. Change your scenery.Giphy
Whether this means going on a little weekend trip or getting out of the house for the day, having a change of your environment could help put things in perspective and getting out of your head.
Now go conquer the world, girl.