Five Ways Kick Anxiety’s Butt|Wednesday Wellness

Welcome to another blog! Today we are talking about the quiet and scary thing called anxiety. Now, as a person who suffers from anxiety…more specifically social anxiety…I cannot begin to say I have all the answers to never experience anxiety again.

But, I have learned a few tips along the way when it comes to dealing with anxiety in a calm and efficient way as to not let it disrupt your entire day.

Before the tips, I would like to quickly mention tapping. I have to be honest I haven’t done it yet (Mother if you are reading, I swear I will get on that) but my mother has experienced anxiety and she claims it has pretty much solved the problem. So…if you are interested in that here is a link: Tap You Anxiety Away.Β Just wanted to add this…as it is a resource that may work for you!

Now onto the tips! (Keep in mind this isn’t just for you. If a friend is experiencing anxiety, helping them remember these tips might help out the situation.)

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5 Ways to Kick Anxiety’s Butt:

1.Deep Breathes. Yep. A simple yet effective tip. Deep breathing gives a boost of oxygen to the parasympathetic system which gives the body a sense of calmness. Doing about 20 minutes of this every morning can help prevent an anxiety attack…however, it is a good way to calm down during one.

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2.Exercise. DON’T CLICK OFF YET. When I say exercise, I don’t mean you have to go run a marathon. I am merely suggesting you keep your body moving. A little yoga, a walk around the block. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Simple things to get your circulation going. Exercise can help educe endorphins which in turn can help the anxiety.

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3.Essential Oils. I am not one of those people who think essential oils will solve everything but I do notice when I am wearing the right ones on my essential oil bracelet…I feel a bit calmer. If you want to read more I posted a blog about Which Essential Oil is Right for You?

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4.Eat more fresh food.Β While, yes, a perfect diet would certainly help…that is not what I am suggesting. Just simply adding more fresh produce to your diet can help in preventing and reducing anxiety. The fuel we put into our body will effect how efficiently we run. πŸ™‚ Here are some foods to consider if you have anxiety. (Or if you are hungry.)

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5.Take a moment to validate and target your feelings.Β Judging yourself for having anxiety is just going to make it worse. Take a moment to allow yourself to feel all the feelings. When you think you can…try to jot down where you felt anxiety and why. What was your trigger. Becoming self-accepting as well as self-aware are a great first step to healing.

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That is all for today you guys! I hope you all have a happy and healthy Wellness Wednesday! Remember that taking care of yourself is not a selfish thing. To take care of others you need to be well and happy! See you all Friday! Lots of love!

-Kayte

4 thoughts on “Five Ways Kick Anxiety’s Butt|Wednesday Wellness

  1. Hi, Sweetie, Enjoyed your tips & thoughts. You might find a segment of “60 Minutges” 7/14/19 one part is about John Green, who is a star of You Tube. He tells about his struggle with OCD & anxiety. He has become very successful. Think you can probably google the program & hope you find it helpful & enlightening. I did. πŸ™‚

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