Updated: Sep 28
According to google, Anxiety is defined as "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome." Even if it is google definition, I think it does portrays a pretty good idea of how anxiety is. Actually, if can say anxiety is a pretty and hard knockdown everybody experience in their lives and the crazy part is that it can happen anywhere and anytime (like let's say at a work presentation, an interview, being around people or even at home!).
As I like to share my personal experiences with my readers, I went through a lot in my life and experiencing anxiety has been one of the hard feelings I have been having and I needed a lot of exercises to be able to manage it. However, having the magical solution to keep your anxiety at bay but there are definitely a lot of things you can do to maintaining at a lower level and make you feel better than before. For this reason, here are 5 ways to keep your anxiety at bay:
Breathe. Yes, when I say breathe, you might think like it is too easy to lower your anxiety but breathing does work. Whenever, your anxiety is starting to rise up, breathing through your nose like inhale and exhale from mouth a few times, first will calm your nerves, and second help lower your anxiety feelings.
2. Practice Meditation. Yes, meditation does also help maintaining your anxiety at bay. Meditation also entails with the breathing as shared earlier but in addition to breathing, meditation will also help you rearrange your thoughts in a most calmly way and get feel calm and relax.
3. Self Care. Yes self care is very important when feeling anxious. Self care preferences are personal and we have all different ways of doing self care, so please go ahead and do what you need to do to make yourself better by practicing your favorite self care practice.
4. Write. When I say write, I say write. Yes writing can be a very good way to help maintain your anxiety at bay by writing down your uneasy and nervous feelings. It can either be on just a piece of paper or if you have a journal to write your thoughts down then go ahead. Writing your thoughts down is very therapeutic and the thing is it is only yourself who can read it so you have total reins on writing whatever you want and nobody can judge you for expressing your feelings. So get down to writing!
5. Create A Routine. I feel like it is very important to create a routine that will help you maintain your anxiety. It doesn't have to be something fancy or excessive but something simple that will fit your own needs and feelings. There are so many ways you can create a routine from listening to music or some podcasts, practicing self care, taking a walk for a few minutes, watch something that make you laugh so you won't have to think about your stress and so on. The most important is to make yourself feel better so do what you need to do make yourself better (in a healthier way definitely).
Anxiety is a feeling we will always have to deal with no matter what, it is just about finding your own path or vibe on how to manage your anxiety so make sure to love yourself, take care of yourself as much you can and enjoy yourself too.