“Anxiety is not something that goes away. It’s something you learn to control” -Anonymous
To those who don’t know what anxiety is, it is an apprehensive uneasiness or nervousness usually over an impending or anticipated ill. Sometimes it gets worse to a point that it evolves into despair. If you know me you know that I probably have 99 health issues and anxiety is literally the worst one. I get obnoxiously anxious even over little things. Want to know how I deal with my anxiety? These are some simple and effortless tips I follow. Why don’t you just give it a go, maybe it can work for you as well.
• Add some colors:
According to a study, if you are surrounded by gloomy colors you tend to have gloomy thoughts. And eventually gloomy thoughts leads to worries resulting in anxiety. So, have some cheerful colors surround you for a cheerful mood. Either you can paint some bright joyous hues in the walls of your bedroom or add them to your closet.
• Listen to some good music:
A good music can ease your anxiety beyond imagination. The plain music heals your anxious mind, provides calmness and creates a peaceful environment amidst all the worries. So, download the music of your choice on your phone and whenever anxiety strucks just plug your earphones in and listen to the music until you feel completely comfortable and calm.
• Meditate and exercise:
The best way to reduce anxiety is to meditate and exercise. I highly recommend you to take some time off as soon as you wake up to do some basic exercises and meditation. It will smoothly ease your brain and give it the much needed rest from all the worries.
• Try reminishing good memories:
Bad things happen but they usually alternate with good memories so try holding on to those memories during the tough hours. Always remember that the dark night precedes the dawn.
• Organise stuffs:
If you have some important meetings, presentation or even usual stuffs, just organise everything neatly so that in the last hour you don’t have to rush or feel anxious and worry about incomplete or unarranged stuffs. Also check everything before you leave anywhere.
• Always carry a water bottle:
No matter where you go always carry a water bottle with you. If you develop the habit of sipping some water as soon as you feel anxiety kicking in, it not only calms your anxiety but it also keeps you hydrated. Also always drink at least two glasses of water as soon as you wake up.