Dealing with anxiety can be difficult and at times it can leave you unable to do the simplest of tasks but picking up a few of these daily habits will help ease your anxious mind.
Practice Deep Breathing
Deep breathing is the best way to calm your mind and body down if you're feeling overwhelmed by anxiety.
It can be done anywhere and all you need is a few minutes.
The 4-7-8 technique is the easiest one to start with. You simply breathe in for four seconds, hold the breath for seven seconds and breathe out for eight seconds.
Having to focus your mind on counting and getting the technique right helps to recentre and refocus your mind.
Keep Physically Active
This is an obvious one but keeping physically active really does do wonders for your mental health.
You don't necessarily have to go to the gym every day or take up a sport to stay active, you can also start walking more, take a dance class or even practice yoga.
Keeping active will give your brain something else to think about and give you a little confidence boost as you're improving your physical as well as mental health.
Have a Clean and Organised Space
If the space around you is cluttered and unorganised this can feed your anxiety.
Take some time out of each day to ensure your space is clean and tidy.
I like to spend about 1o minutes every night before I go to bed doing this as it helps clear my mind and makes me feel more organised and ready to get a restful nights sleep.
Decluttering is another great anxiety reliever - however this is more of a weekend task than a daily habit.
Write Down What You're Anxious About
Sometimes the best way to relieve anxiety is to write down in a notebook or on our phones what we're worried about.
Seeing your worries written down can help you realise there's no need to be worried about these things or that there's a simple solution to the problem.
Thinking of your anxious thoughts from an analytical perspective is a really great way to deal with them. Of course, it will take time to get used to but once you get the hang of it you'll notice a big difference in your anxiety.
Keep Your Mind Active
When I'm feeling anxious I tend to fidget a lot as it helps to distract myself from the anxiety.
Fidget spinners are great for this as they can help calm you down and relieve anxiety - I like to keep one in my bag so I always have it there if needed.
Another way to keep your mind active and distract yourself from anxiety is to have some games on your phone, my personal favourite is Dream Piano.
What habits do you have to help manage anxiety?