Updated: Jan 11
Below are just some easy, helpful tips on how to decrease your anxiety:
-Make a Playlist
Music is a powerful tool. It is also a tool accessible to everyone. Turn on the radio, download an app, and get on iTunes. It is literally easy to put together something that can automatically change your tune.
When I took a hard look at my life I found the times I got most anxious or irritated was on my way to and from work which both took place from the driver’s seat of my Camry. When I gave this playlist thing a try—I slowly started to find that I let myself go a little bit. I put on my Backstreet Boys mix and found myself dancing like a fool and eased myself into an easier time. Music is a tool that is used to bring happiness, clarity, and feeling. Music is used in a lot of treatment scenarios such as hospitals or nursing homes. So, there must be some truth to this right!?
2. Get Outside
Its nothing new that the outdoors is known to bring peace and happiness. The colors, sounds, and fresh air works together to powerful bring us back to reality. For me, being in nature helps me remember there is so much more to the world than anxiety and its lies told to me. There is a big world to explore and anxiety is just a little stepping stone on that journey.
3. Calm your Space
Nothing triggers anxiety like walking into a house that has been wrecked. My anxious self-did not need help tipping the scales but my house most def always did.
Your home should be your safe haven. I reflection of the things you love and find comfort in. If it does not bring you joy—why the heck is it there? You’ve got to get serious about making your home a space that promotes your health—not one that takes away from it