Anxiety is something that a lot of people suffer with, some on a much larger scale than others. Some people will overuse this term for feeling worried, nervous or uneasy. However, there are differences between having anxiety and feeling a little anxious.
Some people have poor coping mechanisms for anxiety. For example, some people will look towards smoking, alcohol or nicopods which will only give it a temporary fix. Let’s take you through five simple methods to help with your anxious feelings.
Question Your Thoughts That Make You Anxious
The reason why many people start to feel anxious is because they are thinking about something that makes them feel uneasy. If you know something triggers your anxiety such as a thought about the past or an upcoming exam, try your best to distract your mind. One method is to challenge these thoughts and the other is to distract yourself. However, as soon as you start attacking these intrusive thoughts that trigger your anxiety, you can regain control of your mind and that is exactly what you want.
Practice Deep Breathing Techniques
There are many methods to help with anxiety but one of the more successful methods is deep breathing techniques. Things such as meditation and the 4-7-8 breathing method are all common ways to temporarily deal with your anxiety.
Doing these breathing exercises is a great way to slow down your heart rate. It gives you a chance to catch your breath back and control your breathing. If you are out of breath, that will only make your anxiety worse.
Another method and a slightly less common method is aromatherapy. This is where you will use smells to calm your anxious feelings. This can be anything such as oils, incense, or candles. Ensure they are producing natural scents such as lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood are all great for calming anxiety. Natural smells like this ease your mind and make you think of the outside.
Another great way to deal with your anxiety is to get the blood pumping in your body through exercise. Again, exercising is a great way to distract your thoughts and make you think of something else for the time being. By the time you have finished exercising, you won’t think about those anxious thoughts at all.
Another great way to deal with anxiety is to use simple grounding techniques. This could either be journaling or the 333 rule. The 333 rule is something you may have heard of already. It is a method where you name three things that are in your eyeline. You then need to think of three sounds that you can hear and touch three things.
There you have it. Five simple techniques to temporarily deal with your anxiety. If anxiety is something that has bothered you for a while, you should try and speak to your doctor and receive professional help from that.
Remember, try to avoid any toxic chemicals in your body. For example, swap smoking for Velo pouches. Swap alcohol for water or non-alcoholic beer.