Anxiety has become very common nowadays. Almost every adult does get anxious. Today I have 5 simple tips which you can do when you are feeling anxious.
1. Take a walk
Trust me when I say, walking always helps. It always helps you to clear your mind.
Serotonin is a hormone that is a mood enhancer.
Walking gives a lot of health benefits to people of all ages and fitness levels. It also helps to prevent certain diseases and even prolongs your life.
Improves Blood Circulation
Burn calories (Lose weight)
Improve your mood
2. Distract yourself
We get anxious when we are triggered, so whenever you are having anxiety try to distract your mind. You can listen to music, cook, anything. It is like a form of exercise.
To distract yourself during anxiety there is a 5 A’s rule which you need to follow.
5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you.
4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you.
3: Acknowledge THREE things you hear.
2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell.
1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste.
3. Talk to someone
Whenever you are having anxiety you may talk to people whom you are comfortable with. It will help you. And if you can’t talk write it down. It helps.
4. Take deep breaths
By breathing deeply from your stomach, you signal your nervous system to calm down. Deep breathing takes practice, it won’t be immediately helpful. Pranayam helps, in case you are not sure how to do it, I have attached a video below that will help.
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Ghazala Naseem says
Agree with you, anxiety is a common problem these days.
Thanks for sharing these tips 🙂
Ujjwal Mishra says
Anxiety is becoming a common lifestyle problem. Your tips are practical and workable.
Bedabrata Chakraborty says
I totally agree with you. Thank you for your wonderful tips. I shall try these out.
Anjali Tripathi says
It should come as no surprise that many mental health consultants blame the rise of the internet, and social media especially, for anxiety. These are some nice tips to follow.
Harjeet Kaur says
I have written many blogs on anxiety, as I am suffering from chronic depression for 37 years now. When I help others all these tips you shared and they work. I suffer from severe anxiety attacks and at that time nothing works. I wish I had a magic wand that would end this living hell for me.
Cindy D'Silva says
This is very true but very hard to implement too. At least some people feel it is impossible to get out of it despite talking to friends about it and stuff.
Suhasini I.P. says
Anxiety has become a very common problem even in kids. Your tips are really valuable, especially talking to someone who cares for you
Gurjeet Chhabra says
In second wave of corona , cause anxiety to my hubby and that cause a lot of diseases. Thank you for great tips.
Anxiety or just being anxious seems to be the new normal and old ways of coping have not really been working. I like how simple your suggestions are and they would be easy to incorporate into an everyday routine. Walking, even if its for 10 mins has definitely been helpful – thanks for sharing this tip.
Anxiety issues are on the rise thanks to the very stressful lives that we lead. Unnecessary pressure on materialistic things and definition of ‘success’ i feel is a big contribution to this. The tips are good. We can also conciously help those with anxiety by truly being there for them without judgement, when they are looking for support.
When I feel things are too overwhelming or I have a niggling worry, I leave the house to take a brisk one-hour walk. It does help!
Rahul Prabhakar says
I have found anxiety can be attributed to various reasons. For me, anxiety has been a direct outcome of my expectations from others which sometimes remain fulfilled. I have found talking to someone helpful.
Madhu Bindra says
Anxiety seems more common nowadays because people have finally accepted its existence. Years back people used to think it was a fad. The tips you share seem simple but they really do work.
Aditi Kapur says
Just loved these pointers you’ve shared to reduce anxiety. Walking and distracting oneself work for me. Keep writing, best wishes:)
Ritu Bindra says
The five As rule is interesting. I have never tried that. A take on gratitude. Thanks for sharing the tips. We all have one that works for us. For me, it is walking too.
Aurora M says
Every person has a different way to cope with Anxiety. All these are definitely a way to come out Anxiety.
Raghav Dudeja says
I must say, walking is underrated. It is such a therapeutic thing to do when you’re feeling anxious. An aimless stroll can do wonders. Other tips are really cool as well.
I agree but it helps in many things…
Abha Singh says
Thanks for sharing these tips. Very useful to fight with anxiety.
MeenalSonal Mathur says
Walking in park and the exercise that fills heart with gratitude is good way to reduce anxiety and overcoming it by self is good way to be independent.
Annie Arora says
Anxiety and stress are such common problems these days. These are really useful and handy suggestions. Thank you
Noor Anand Chawla says
Thanks for sharing these simple and easy to follow tips!
These are great tips! For me connecting with nature is the best and most relaxing.
It’s good to have a list of these activities to do when stress or anxiety attacks. Talking to people close to you is a great start. It’s also important to have a circle of friends who can support you anytime.