I’ve suffered from anxiety for over 10 years with & without medication. I’ve learned that I enjoy life more without being on medication and feeling drugged up.
You might not think this helps but it does. I putting all of my focus into loosing weight that it helps my mind. Not always do I enjoy exercising but it gives me some sort of energy to tackle my day.
Before I thought about meditating I really didn’t understand it. A friend a mines suggested it to me since she suffers from anxiety & it’s helped her. I figured why not what’s the worse that can happen. Now I meditate at least three times a week especially when I’m overwhelmed. I use a few apps on my iPad & boy do they help. I even started going the extra mile to set up a meditation area in my room.
Listen To Music:
I love to dance & sing. Not every time when I feel a panic attack coming can I dance around & be silly but when I feel a panic attack coming my headphones are my new bff. I’ll turn on one of my favorite songs & sing.
I noticed that when I drink a cup of warm tea in the morning my day goes smoothly.
For me taking a hot bath & drinking a warm cup of tea with soothing music is a little piece of heaven for me. Sometimes a nice warm bubble bath a few times a week has helped dramatically.
If all else fails I like to write. I’ve been keeping a journal for years now & it’s so therapeutic for me. Even if my days are boring & I have nothing to write then I doodle. No matter how sad or depressing my day is I will still write.
Do you have special things that you do when you’re anxious or to help you through your anxiety?