Anxiety and the stress caused by it can be hard to deal with at times, especially if you are a person who deals with it a lot. Anxiety can be caused by many things: public speaking, taking a test, losing a job, calling someone on the phone etc. and it’s not very fun to deal with. Here is the list of our top 5 tips on how to decrease your daily anxiety and the stress that it causes.
The most important thing to remember is that you’re not alone when it comes to having anxiety. It’s never a good thing to keep your emotions to yourself. You’ll feel better if you talk to someone you trust about your feelings. If you don’t want to do that, try writing your feelings in a journal or on a piece of paper.
Worrying about things that aren’t in your control is a waste of your time and energy and we’re here to give you some tips on how to make that worrying feeling go away for a while. It’s important to take things day by day and not worry about the future.
Our list will won’t get rid of your anxiety all together, but it will definitely help get your mind off of it.
Decrease Stress and Anxiety – Exercise Daily
Exercising is a great way to get out your stress and anxiety. You could go for a run in your neighborhood, go for a bike ride in the park or lift some weights in the gym. “Exercise and other psychical activity produce endorphins-chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers-and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress.” stated in a piece written by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Yoga is also a good way to reduce stress, it’s a great way to focus on flexibility and your breathing.
Decrease Stress and Anxiety – Download TikTok App
As weird as it is, TikTok is a great app to waste time on. If you don’t know what TikTok is, it’s an app where people can share funny videos of themselves lip syncing to their favorite songs, sharing funny stories and more. It’s a great way to spend some time laughing and not thinking about whatever is making you anxious. Warning: it can get addictive and you may start making TikTok videos on your own. You could quite possibly spend hours scrolling your “For You” page.
Decrease Stress and Anxiety – Coloring Books
Paying attention to detail in the way you color within the lines is taking your attention away from what is making you anxious. In the end, you’ll have a beautifully colored picture. You can purchase a coloring book almost anywhere. If coloring isn’t your style, there are plenty of other arts and crafts that are just as good like painting and ceramics.
Watch Your Favorite Movie or TV Series
Anything to get your mind off whatever is making you anxious is always a good thing, even if it’s only a short amount of time. Focus on the characters of the show and not what’s on your mind. Invite over some friends and watch a comedy movie. For people that have higher anxiety, it is best to pick a movie where the characters aren’t in any distress.
Listen To Music
Music can calm almost anyone down, especially if you’re listening to your favorite artist or genre. If you use Spotify, there are plenty of playlists created that have songs about anxiety. Some of our go to songs are In My Blood by Shawn Mendes, Praying by Kesha, Breathin’ by Ariana Grande and The Middle by Jimmy Eat World.