Healthy Ways To Erase Anxiety

 

Anxious moments crop up everywhere. We often have too many tasks to do, and too many places to be. Balancing family, financial, job and home can lead to worrying more and doing less. If you feel anxiety is tripping you up, start looking at ways to solve the puzzle.

Find Some Ways To Figure It Out

Every day can’t be weekend good. Sometimes there are boring tasks to be finished, and sometimes the day just feels wrong. We may have the feeling trouble is looming or about to catch up with us. Either way when these things happen, take a step back and really look at the issues. Sometimes little fears can be eliminated with a quick phone call or a frank discussion with someone. More information usually helps.

Do A Good/Bad Issue List

When anxiety keeps bogging you down, consider making a list of what you are glad for and what you are worried about. Knowing who we really are and being honest about what we are thinking can go a long way toward sweeping out the vague. nagging worries that seldom happen and solve nothing.

Talk with Someone You Trust

There’s nothing like a quiet dinner and a one on one discussion with someone you trust to get some helpful feedback. Lay out your concerns and think about the feedback you get. A trusted friend, colleague or relative might give you a whole new slant on a problem, or challenge you to rethink things and come up with new answers.

Bring in Fresh Troops

Sometimes refocusing means we have to break out of our usual schedules and try a new class, do a quick getaway, or treat ourselves to an afternoon off. No one does well with a nonstop, totally focused life that has no room for exceptions. The best ideas and the newest inspirations often show up when we just unplug for a bit.

Do a Quick Housekeeping Check

For me anxiety creeps in when I know my diet has just taken a down turn, my gym time has slipped another notch, and I have a whole ‘to do’ list that actually is about to catch up with me. Then I just have to stop, pay my dues and take care of all the loose ends. When I do I sleep better, eat better and feel much better. We all have lists to finish, but letting them stretch too far out never keeps us happy.

Finally, Read Yourself.

You really are your own best source. When things are a little uneasy, or muddled, start with your own reactions and thoughts that may also hold the real answers.

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