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Anxiety Reducing Tips

anxiety reducing tips
Written by Bilal Munsif

A person who is anxious is always planning for the future, thinking about upcoming events. We normally know about depression as living in the past, but someone who is anxious is always thinking about forthcoming events. Here are some anxiety-reducing tips on how to overcome it.

Mindfulness

The process of living in the present is considered mindfulness, where worries and fears of upcoming events and past experiences are removed. There are a variety of techniques and exercises for letting go of thinking and living in the present.

Slow Breathing

It helps you calm down and feel more at peace when you breathe slowly. Anxiety causes us to breathe rapidly. This isn’t harmful (it nourishes our muscles when we need to run away in an emergency),

The problem with too much oxygen is that it can make us dizzy and lightheaded. Deep breathing for 3-5 minutes is a great remedy.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

It teaches people how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative impact on behavior and emotions.

Zen Meditation

Zen meditation is intended to regulate attention. It’s sometimes described as a practice that involves “thinking about not thinking.” People usually sit cross-legged in the lotus position during Zen meditation, and their attention is directed inwards.

Zen meditation is similar to mindfulness in that it involves focusing on the present moment, but mindfulness focuses on specific objects, whereas Zen meditation involves general awareness.

Self-hypnosis

It involves engaging in a state of deep, focused attention while giving yourself suggestions to achieve your goals…

Self-hypnosis differs from hypnotherapy

Have you ever experienced being deeply absorbed in a movie or book? If so, you may have experienced hypnosis. Hypnosis can be induced with or without the help of a therapist.

In self-hypnosis, the mind answers questions it asks itself, helping you accomplish your goals. It is effective for calming nerves and reducing excessive worrying for people with anxiety.

Progressive muscle relaxation

Close your eyes and slowly tense, then relax, all your muscles, from your toes to your head. Hold the tension for three seconds and then release quickly. This can help reduce the feeling of muscle tension that often comes with anxiety.

Plan Worry Time

It’s hard to stop worrying completely, so schedule some time each evening to indulge your worries. Even 10 minutes of worry time each evening can prevent your worries from taking over during other times.

A healthy lifestyle

Exercise, eating well, going to the park, spending time with family and friends, reducing stress, and doing the things you enjoy are all effective at reducing anxiety and improving wellbeing. 

Relax by Visualizing

Relax your mind and body by visualizing Have you ever heard the phrase “finding your happy place”? By picturing a place that makes you feel calm, you actually calm your brain and body.

You should sit in a quiet, comfortable place and visualize your ideal place to relax. It can be anywhere in the world, real or imaginary, but it should be an image that you find very calming, happy, peaceful, and safe. Make sure that picture is easy for you to imagine.

And you can recall in the future if you are feeling anxious, so you can return to it in your mind. So, these are the anxiety-reducing tips.

Write down your thoughts By writing down what’s making you anxious, you get it off your mind and make the situation seem less daunting. These relaxation tricks are especially helpful for people who suffer from anxiety.

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