We are living in uncertain times, which means my anxiety levels are pretty much off the charts. Seriously, between figuring out alternative ways to connect with people to losing clients and trying to build my client base, there are a ton of things that is pushing my anxiety to it’s limits. When it comes to manage anxiety for me, it’s been a real challenge.
I happen to know that I’m not the only one who currently feels like this. From parents stuck inside their homes with their kids for unprecedented amounts of times to those of us that are stuck by ourselves or with roommates in small spaces.
Because mental health is so incredibly important during these times, I thought we’d briefly cover how I’m managing my anxiety during these challenging times:
You’d be surprised how therapeutic journaling is, when it comes to manage anxiety it really helps. Writing down all of your issues, overwhelming thoughts and puzzles you’re trying to figure out is so incredibly helpful when it comes to managing anxiety.
I do my best to write in my journal once per day, whether I have something to say or not. Typically, I find that I have more to write down than I think so. But even so a few notes on a piece of paper does more than you think.
Staying around home doesn’t mean that you can’t leave your home—but you do want to be careful when you do so. Heading out for a walk once, twice or three times per day can help you change up your scenery and beat down and manage anxiety.
From taking a quick zip around the block to reset my mood to taking a longer walking in the evening with a podcast, there is a ton that doing a simple walk can do for your mental house. Make sure that you’re leaving your house at least once a day, even if only for a few minutes, to keep your anxiety down.
Playing With My Pup
My doggo has been a lifesaver during this time. I have a super cute four-year-old pug who’s my bestie on good days, but during the pandemic he’s been particularly fun to have around.
From playing in the house to taking long walks and cuddling up for naps, this super cute pup has really been a lifeline. While we can’t go out and spend time with friends, my dog is a great excuse to get out of the house and have some real fun.
Take Care of Yourself
It is really easy to forget about taking care of yourself when the world seems to be in mass chaos. Taking care of yourself means drinking a ton of water, getting enough sleep and eating right.
A lot of anxiety manages to sneak in when your body isn’t up to par. So, one of the best ways to manage your anxiety is to really, truly take care of yourself.
Do you have tips and tricks for managing anxiety? Share them in the comments below!
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