With all the chaos that is unfolding in the world today, it is normal to be overcome with stress and anxiety. If you’ve experienced increased heart rate, sweaty palms or difficulty breathing in overwhelming situations, you’re not alone. But there are some actions you can take to reduce this! Here are some tips to try when anxiety begins to take hold.
Breathing in and out helps to calm you down and re-centre your mind by forcing the mind to focus on breathing rather than the worries in your head. The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique is one method for managing your breathing.
Move your body
Just 30 minutes of exercise each day can reduce anxiety and improve your mood. It doesn’t have to be anything too vigorous, a short walk around the block will do the trick.
When you begin to feed your anxiety taking over, try this technique: Observe your surroundings, name three things you see, three things your head and three parts of your body. This is a great way of calming and re-focusing.
Yoga is a easy and soothing outlet for moderating stress. Follow this 15 minute Yoga Video for stress relief and anxiety.
Oils, incense and candles encourage health and wellbeing. Aromatherapy can reduce any tension that you may be feeling by activating certain receptors in your brain. Lavender and rose essential oil are common for endorsing relaxation.