- feeling overwhelmed
- burned out
- having trouble sleeping
- spending too much time alone
- having low self confidence
- feeling tense, on edge or keyed up
- can't stop worrying or thinking about negative beliefs
- having trouble concentrating
- having trouble with relationships
Four Easy Hacks for Lowering Anxiety
1. Face Your Fears
This may seem simplistic, but it works. Oxygen is utilized by our entire body, and deep breathing can help ensure we have optimum levels of oxygen to our brain, which allows us to think clearly. Breathing deeply also releases dopamine, a hormone which helps us feel happy. Please see my breathing protocol for complete instructions.
3. Keep Busy
Often, anxiety can prevent us for being productive. Keep a list of things you can do to get your mind and body active. This can include things like taking a walk, enjoying a bath, reading, dancing, cleaning, gardening, writing... Whatever it is that helps you feel good.
4. Your Mind is your Ally
Often, we can make up an existence through our thoughts that becomes real. If we believe "I am not good enough", "I am not worthy", "I don't deserve good things" then soon enough we start to believe it and act from a place of lack. Flipping the script can allow us to expand our belief system and open up the possibilities of our ability. Try using an affirmation when you notice those negative scripts coming up.