Mental Health, MindfulnessIf you often describe yourself as unsettled and overwhelmed – or if you have trouble sleeping or relaxing – you might be struggling with anxiety. Here are a few common things you might be feeling stressed or anxious about: finances, relationships, failure, loss, rejection, career, other peoples’ emotions, societal situations, identity, and other peoples’ perceptions.
7 Ways To Help Ease Your AnxietyJun 29, 2017
7 Ways To Help Ease Your Anxiety:
1). Cardio exercise – check out this post for a fun workout that leaves me feeling less anxious.2). Deep breathing exercises – inhale and hold for 4 seconds, exhale slowly. Do this for a number of minutes and you will physically feel your heart rate began to decrease. 3). Relaxation or meditation – I enjoy a meditation app, a warm bubble bath with a good book or yoga in the back yard. 4). Find a healthy outlet – I like to dance and read. My husband likes strategy games. Do what you want to do for 30 minutes and you’ll notice a huge difference in your day. 5). Learn basic cognitive skills. This is essentially learning to control your thinking instead of letting your thinking control you. Reading a book can help in tangible ways. I suggest this one. 6). Seek professional help – only after you’ve continuously tried these other coping methods and still have full blown panic attacks. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help.
7). One thing I find extremely helpful is trusting God. I try my best to meditate on this beautiful reminder every day, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He’s done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
When I feel stress or anxiety coming on the first thing I do is pray. I can honestly say I can feel myself relaxing and tension leaving my body if I pray long enough. I always enjoy reading your posts!
That’s so great to hear, Sarah! God heals hearts (even from something as small as anxiety) when we come near to Him! Aww thank you – stop by anytime!
Great tips!!! Thanks for sharing this info!
You’re very welcome! Thanks for stopping by!
These are great ideas for issues that we all of face. And of course, as you noted, seek professional help when needed. Great post!
Thank you Bryan! I appreciate your input!
I just signed up to receive your posts, etc…This is a great article. Generalized anxiety, aka g.a.d. is very real. This disease can be debilitating at times! I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed if I didn’t have a psychiatrist and therapist. Together they keep me functioning. One prescribes much needed medication, the other does “healing touch”. etc… I also deal with panic attacks. I have asked God to heal me, I believe He can. But unless I miraculously get well, I will go to the Doctors and Specialist who are helping me. I know all too well how totally debilitating anxiety is!!! Keep it real. Thanks!
You’re welcome! Thank you for your vulnerability and truth! I’ll be praying for you, Lennie!