In the United States, there are around 40 million people that battle an anxiety disorder, these disorders can range from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is an intense worrying you can’t control, to panic attacks, shaking, trembling, and/or sweating. If you’re battling any type of anxiety, there are ways you can try and calm yourself in a very short amount of time. Here are the Top 5 Ways To Lower Your Anxiety In 5 Minutes.
1. Play the 5-5-5 game
When anxiety hits, your mind disconnects from your body, so getting the two halves to reconnect are important. Here’s a way to do it.
Look around you & name five things you can see.
Write down five sounds you can hear.
Move five parts of your body that you can feel. Wiggle your toes etc.
2. Sniff lavender oil
Lavender oil has healing properties galore and promotes a feeling of calm. When anxiety hits, breathe in the lavender from a bottle, or you can massage it into your temples.
3. Watch a funny video
According to the Mayo Clinic laughter brings oxygen abundant air, which stimulates your heart and increases your endorphins. So watching a funny video helps take you out of thinking and back into state to mold a positive imprint on your brain going forward.
4. Quick brisk walk
Going on a quick brisk walk goes a long way. We all know that exercise lowers your anxiety, so getting yourself breathing deeply in comparison to anxiety shallow breaths is beyond invaluable.
5. Re-label what’s happening
When you’re caught up in your anxiety, you’re also caught up in the story you’re telling yourself. However, this story might not be true at all. So remind yourself that what your feeling and thinking isn’t true, or that you’ve experienced it before, and that everything is going to be okay.
I hope you enjoyed our Top 5 Ways To Lower Your Anxiety In 5 Minutes and we’re wishing you nothing but the best mental health. Hugs.
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