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5 Steps to Ease Anxiety

5 Steps to Ease Anxiety 

We understand that anxiety can be hard to control. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by it. 

There are so many causes for anxiety. It can be hard to pinpoint exactly what triggers it. 

This is why we decided to share some tips for you that might help you manage anxiety better. 

1. Try journaling.

Try journaling

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You don’t need to be an art school or creative writing graduate to journal effectively. This can be your safe space to put your thoughts into words or images with no judgment. 

You can be yourself completely and let out all your worries and frustrations. Plus, you can journal in any way you want to. 

You can hit your local art store for supplies and decorate your journal as you please. This can also double as a fun and therapeutic activity for you. 

The important thing to remember is that it’s totally up to you. You can use it in any way you want to in order to ease your anxiety and worries. 

2. Get more physically active. 

Exercising can be a good outlet for anxiety. It gives you endorphins that help keep sadness at bay and help in reducing stress. 

You can get dancing lessons, hit the gym, swim, ski, or take yoga and Pilates. If you need a more guided workout, you can even hire a personal trainer

If you don’t feel like going out, you can also set up your own home gym with fitness equipment. The important thing is that you’re including physical activity in your schedule whatever form it may be. 

3. Minimize screen time.

Minimize screen time

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Although smartphones and computers seem to be a part of everyday life, it’s important to set healthy boundaries. You should be conscious about your screen time and the media you consume. 

Spending too much time on your phone or computer can increase stress levels and affect your sleep, which can be an added stressor. 

4. Practice self-care. 

Sometimes we get too busy to treat ourselves with the gentleness and care we deserve. Take some much needed self-care whatever that may look like for you.

For some people, it can be watching a feel-good movie and eating popcorn. Some like to light up candles and read in the tub. 

Some find golfing or other sports destressing. You just need to find exactly what you need that will make you feel better. 

5. Watch your caffeine intake.

Watch your caffeine intake

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Try to limit your coffee, tea, and energy drink intake. Consuming too much of these may increase anxiety and damage your sleep pattern. 

This, in turn, can cause more anxiety. People have different thresholds when it comes to caffeine. 

So try to check yourself if it increases your level of anxiety and consider cutting back on it and replacing it with decaffeinated drinks or water instead. 

That concludes our list for managing anxiety. We hope we were able to help you in some way. 

Did we miss out on some tips? Let us know in the comments below! 

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