We’ve all had those moments of feeling anxious. Sometimes we don’t realize it, until after the fact that we were in a frenzy. When your heart start to pound, your hands get sweaty, your body becomes unsettled, or you just have a sense that something isn’t right you’re probably feeling a little anxious.
Often times we think it takes huge measures to calm down. In actuality, it’s your small self care practices that will help ease your anxiousness. Here are some things I do when feeling a little anxious.
- Exercise/Go for a walk
- Listen to music
- Call a friend or family member. If the first person doesn’t pickup, I keep calling until someone does.
- Go to a quiet room, close the door, and sit
- Fix a dish or meal I’ve always wanted to try
- Watch an inspiring video
- Read motivational quotes on Pinterest
- Talk to my husband
- Drink a cup of coffee or tea
- Find a program to watch
- Pause, take a break, and do nothing
- Give myself a pep talk
- Take a hot shower or bath
The key to calming myself when anxious is to focus on myself. Do things to get my mind occupied, figure out why I’m feeling the way I’m feeling, and to move past it. Most importantly it doesn’t last forever. Relying on your self care activities and do the things that makes you feel you is key to overcoming your anxiousness. SIMPLE SELF CARE MORNING ROUTINE WHEN FEELING BLUE
Even if you have a moment of anxiousness at work, doing certain self care practices will help calm yourself down. Several practices from the list can be done at home, work, vacation, or anywhere you may begin to feel your blood pressure rising.
Whatever you do, don’t ignore those feelings. It’s important to acknowledge them. Understand the why, and grow through it. We can’t stop them from happening but we can manage it well if we keep our self awareness high.
Be well on your journey.
Be you so you can be free.