HOW TO CALM YOUR ANXIETY QUICKLY AND EASILY.
Everyone experiences anxiety during their lives. yet most people are unaware of its origins and how to calm it. Today we will focus on how to control & calm anxiety when it is happening
WHAT IS ANXIETY?
Anxiety is the mind & body’s response to a perceived threat. It’s the sense of uneasiness, distress, or dread you feel before a significant event.
Anxiety actually serves us, it is our in built warning system telling us, to prepare better, and that something in our lives or thought process needs change.
During bouts of Anxiety the body will react in the same way as when in a real life dangerous situation.
For example, increase in heart rate, shallow chest breathing, tense muscles, dry mouth, etc.
A certain level of Anxiety helps us stay alert and aware, but for those suffering from an anxiety disorder, it feels far from normal – it can be completely debilitating.
To counter the body’s response to Anxiety we need to send a message to brain that there is no real threat. This can achieved by doing things that you wouldn’t do during a real threat.
The following practical steps will help send the correct message to your brain that there is no real threat.
TOOL 1: ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance your state of Anxiety Do not wish it to be over faster. Simply accept that this state of mind is here, its normal and ok and will pass with time.
TOOL 2: ADOPT AN OPEN BODY POSTURE.
Stand up straight, shoulders back & put your hands on your waste. Power poses such as this one have been proven to drop cortisol levels, based on a study from 2010.
TOOL 3: BREATHE THROUGH YOUR NOSE & DIAGPHRAM.
Breath through your nostrils and focus on the breath passing in and out of through the nostril.
As your breath in the diagram will expand, and then contract when breathing out. Practicing this daily will help calm the body and mind
This will interrupt the anxiety and send a message to your brain that you are not in danger. If you would like help to practice this please contact me
TOOL 4: GET OUTSIDE.
Go outside for fresh air and take a walk.
TOOL 5: TALK & WALK SLOWLY & CALMLY.
Make calm slow movements. Walk slowly and calmly maintaining an open body posture and breathing through your nostrils.
TIP 6: USE A NLP ANCHOR TO MANIFEST A DESIRED EMOTIONAL STATE
Say to yourself. Stay calm, stay calm repeat the affirmation multiple times. Stay calm.
TIP 7: SALIVATE BY CHEWING GUM
When the body is a state of perceived threat, and you experience dry mouth. Chew some gum and send the signal to your brain that you are not under real danger.
TIP 8: LAUGH AND SMILE
Relax the jaw, face and eyes and smile.
Practice makes perfect. So keep practicing these techniques simultaneously even when you are not feeling anxious.
Give these tools a try and see how you go.