6 Ways To Mute The Anxious Thoughts
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6 Ways To Mute The Anxious Thoughts

There's always a way to shut your mind up, even if it's only for an hour.

6 Ways To Mute The Anxious Thoughts

Oh, anxiety. It's always there. Everywhere, in everything you do and in everything you feel. It's always looming over your shoulder, waiting on any opportunity it has to take control of your thoughts and completely run you into the ground. Sometimes, you just can't handle it anymore, and that is completely normal. It's draining and if you feel drained mentally it hard to wake up some days and be you. I know this burden and if you've been feeling overwhelmed by intruding thoughts, use my six tricks to help you find some mental peace.

1. Yoga, Yoga, Yoga!


It doesn't matter if you're an expert, beginner, flexible or not. Yoga is my go-to when I need me time. It is the only 90 minutes in a week where I'm not over thinking or stressing out, I actually don't think at all, its magic. And, for those who may find an excuse to not get to the studio, there are meditation apps that save me from having break downs and even help me get anxious-free sleep.

2. Paint night!


Now, it doesn't matter if you're the next Picasso or not. Sometimes just sitting back and painting, regardless of whether the painting is actually good or not, is a huge stress relief. It'll take your mind out of wherever it is and give you something more immediate to focus on.

3. A walk with our without music 


Okay, so, definitely avoid what this guy is doing at all costs... thats a whole new wave of anxiety. Wink. Wink. But, it's proven that at minimum just a ten minute walk can help clear your head. So, whether you opt for a hike, or just a walk around the neighborhood It will most definetly help you sort some thoughts out. Also, depending on what you're feeling in that moment music can be a big help. For me, if I need to just escape the headphones are in, but If I need to just sort out the wild thoughts and get the to quiet down then I soak in the sounds around me.

4. Write it out


Writing is the best way to get whatever is really bugging you out. Journaling, scribbling or even making poetry, is my complete go-to. I personally to release any tension sometimes have to just write down what happened or what I'm feeling (I mostly make poems) but even just having an outlet to word vomit it to is nice... may even save you from saying it to the wrong person!

5. Gardening


Gardening, moving around some dead leaves, or even watering the plants is very soothing. Really, just doing anything with your hands in a productive way always helps. But, creating new life that can help purify the air around you will never hurt and it gives you some productive quiet time.

6. Love yourself time


Absolute, most important is always self-care. This can be different for everyone, but really all it is about is dedicating time that belongs to just you and taking care of yourself. That can be anything from going to the gym, to getting a bubble bath going with some scented candles, reading a book with a face mask, etc! Whatever it is, always make this time because that is the best way to assure you're taking care of your mind and well-being.

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