Anxiety is a common experience for many people, but that doesn’t mean it is easy to manage. If you are struggling with anxiety, know that you are not alone and there are steps you can take to heal your anxiety and find peace. The following five steps will help you begin your journey toward feeling calm, happy, and content.
1) Seek professional help.
No matter how much knowledge or insight you may have about anxiety, seeking the guidance of a mental health professional can be very helpful in finding relief from anxiety. Mental health professionals can provide the support needed to identify and address the causes of your anxiety as well as offer strategies for managing it in the moment.
2) Develop healthy coping skills.
Healthy coping skills can reduce levels of physical and emotional stress related to anxiety and help create a sense of balance in life. Examples of healthy coping skills include deep breathing, mindfulness meditation, yoga, journaling, art therapy, music therapy, physical activity such as walking or running outdoors and talking with supportive friends or family members who understand what you are going through. The most important thing is to find an activity that works for you!
3) Create a daily self-care plan or routine.
Self-care is essential when dealing with anxiety because it helps us stay grounded and connected to our true selves instead of getting caught up in anxious thoughts or worrying about things we cannot control. Creating a daily self-care plan or routine will ensure that we are taking care of our physical needs (like eating nutritious meals), getting enough restful sleep each night, engaging in activities that bring us joy (listening to music), working on projects we care deeply about (writing poetry), etc., so our minds can relax during times when we are feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges.
4) Practice gratitude every day.
Gratitude has been shown to improve moods by increasing positive emotions like joy and optimism which help counteract feelings of worry and fear associated with anxiety. Spend some time each day reflecting on all the things in your life that make you feel grateful – these could be big things like having supportive family members or small things like enjoying a warm cup of coffee in the morning – allowing yourself moments throughout each day where gratitude takes center stage over worry will make a huge difference over time!
5) Connect with nature regularly.
Nature has been found to have powerful healing effects on both the body and mind – spending time outdoors allows us to reconnect with ourselves while immersing ourselves in beautiful scenery which can lower cortisol levels (the hormone linked with stress). Regularly connecting with nature also reminds us that we are part of something bigger than ourselves; this perspective shift helps dissolve worries while creating space for peace within us!
Taking the first steps:
Taking steps towards healing your anxiety can seem daunting at first but remember that everyone experiences anxious moments differently – even if it doesn’t always feel like it – so don’t compare yourself too harshly against others when starting out on this journey! If you need extra support along the way, talk to a professional! Burn Bright Today can help. Founder, Jennifer Jay Marcenelle is an Integrative Health & Wellbeing Practitioner and Burnout Specialist who offers specialized programs designed specifically around helping people manage their stress & burnout symptoms as well as overcome any underlying root causes contributing to their symptoms in order for them to find lasting inner peace & happiness again – visit her website at https://burnbrighttoday.com/ for more information or contact her directly for a consultation today!