18 Ways To Calm Your Anxious Mind

Posted by InfoBook on May 22, 2020
There are many ways you can calm your anxious mind but today I am going to list my top 18.

So let's dive in and take a look at my top 18 ways to calm your anxious mind.

1# Walk

Take a walk and take in your surroundings. Ideally get out in nature. Hear the sounds, look at the beauty. Leave your phone at home, stroll and relax.

2# Unpulg

Social media definitely adds to anxiety. Constantly looking at the 'perfect' that. Switch your phone off, even take a digital detox for a few days.

3# Journal

Let go of all your thoughts onto the paper. Journaling is an amazing tool for letting go and calming the mind. Everything you are thinking put it on the paper.

4# Breathe

Take a few minutes to stop and breathe. Yes notice your breath. Take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Sit and breathe until you feel calmer.



5# Affirmations

Positive affirmations are amazing all round, but especially at time of worry. Whatever you are thinking, reverse it into the positive and repeat the positive over and over again.

6# Gratitude

Make a gratitude list if everything you have that you are grateful for. Being grateful calms the mind and brings you into reality.

7#  Color

Pick up some pencils and paper and color or draw. Even grab a mindful coloring book. The act of coloring brings your mind into the present moment and task at hand.

8# Essential Oils

Using essential oils to calm the mind and body is amazing. Not only do they smell great but they really work. My favorites are ylang ylang and rose.

9# Music

Put on your favorite music, dance and sing like no one is watching you. Alternatively, put on some relaxing nature sounds and sit back and relax.

10# Express

Express the emotions you are feeling. Cry, shout, scream, stomp, yes really let it go. My favorite is to cry when I need to and scream into a pillow. It really works.

11# Tea

Drink a hot cup of herbal tea. The heat of the tea takes your mind away from your thoughts. So sit back and look out of the window and relax.

12# Bath

Take a hot salt bath, I love Epsom or himalayan salt. The salt and the heat of the water relaxes the mind and the body.

13# Nap

If you are feeling worn out by your anxious mind, take a nap and sleep it off. Anxiety can often keep you up at night and drain you, so take the rest you need.

14# Read

Read you favorite book or even better a self-help book for the mind. Learn about your anxiety and what you can do to help yourself.

15# Meditate

Take a few minutes and meditate to a guided meditation. Guided meditation is best when anxious as you can focus on the person's voice that is guiding you. Meditation has so many amazing benefits and reducing stress, anxiety and depression is one of them.

16# Exercise

Exercise is a great way to calm your mind. Not only that, but exercise is great for your health. My favorite exercise is Yoga, running and HIIT.

17# EFT

This may be a new one for you but EFT (emotional freedom techniques ) also known as tapping, is an amazing tool to calm and overcome anxiety. It can be used for a variety of ailments as it releases blocked energy in the body.

18# Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a powerful tool to calm the mind and bring you into the present moment. It enables you to slow down and see the reality of what is actually happening.

Mindfulness is so powerful that regular practice can see your anxiety diminish.
How?

Well, mindfulness teaches you how to recognize, observe and let go of your thoughts without them affecting your mood or behaviors.
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