Struggling with anxiety? Learn how to destress here:
Exercise can often feel like a chore or may seem undesirable. But simply getting a walk or any kind of exercise can help with anxiety. How does it work? Exercise can help not only anxiety but also depression, by helping your brain to release natural chemicals in your brain that benefit in fighting feelings of anxiety or depression. For an added bonus, try to do activities in nature or near water! This can further the help by being a restorative activity that will help ease your mind.
The great thing about journaling is that you can get all your thoughts down on paper. It can help you get all of your thoughts organized, that way they won’t crowd your mind and give more anxiety. A method that could help is when you are writing about something that stresses you out jot down something that you are grateful for or that you are looking forward to in the near future.
Sometimes life likes to throw curveballs at us, but we need to be prepared to deal with it the best we can. Before you have to go and deal with life, check in with yourself and get some deep breathing exercises in. While stress, especially mental stress, can trigger our “fight or flight,” deep breathing can help with combatting those urges. It activates our relaxation and calming senses. Focus on the awareness of your breathing will help you focus on the slowness and depth that that breath reaches.
Boundaries are an important factor into any relationship of any kind. Saying yes to everything and anything will build your plate up to where there isn’t any room for breathing. Make sure that you set boundaries with friends, family, and even your work. It will save you the hassle in the long run and will allow you to be more present and less stress. Don’t overwhelm yourself, and make sure you’re making time for yourself.