Tips to Break Free
Here are a few tips that can help you begin to break free from your everyday anxiety that have worked well for me and my clients.
Drink Water. Swap out one cup of coffee or a sugary drink each day with water or a soothing decaffeinated tea, like Chamomile. Sugar and caffeine can be anxiety triggers. However, for some, just the thought of eliminating caffeine can also make them anxious. So start slow...with just one drink a day for this week and maybe next week or the week after, you'll be inspired swap out a second. You'll find over time that your body will respond very positively to being hydrated without all the stimulation from caffeine.
Sleep. Getting enough sleep can have a significant impact on your anxiety level. Make sure your bedroom has a quiet, dark, and relaxing environment. I know it's hard, but try to limit your access to technology and, yes, even TV. Tonight you can begin a new sleep practice by hitting the sheets 15 minutes earlier. It is recommended that adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep at least 5 nights a week. Every few days continue start your routine 15 minutes earlier until you find yourself getting in that 7 to 9 hour range. This alone, can provide you with the ability to approach situations more calmly, with a clear, more focused mind.
Breathe. There is an easy technique called 4-7-8 Breathing. This provides an easy way to gather yourself during an anxious moment and turn it around quickly by taking in about 30 seconds to do some deep breathing. To learn more about 4-7-8 Breathing and other tips I have in my tool kit, please join my mailing list by clicking below.
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