We are creatures of habit and routine. Subtle damage caused by bad habits in a daily pattern can eventually accumulate and cause severe anxiety symptoms. With constant exposure to stresses at work, during your daily commute or even at home, things can get pretty bad before your even notice or pay attention to it. Here are a few things that you can use in a pinch. You can even use these tips to prevent some of your bad habits that cause these symptoms to appear in the first place and prevent them from coming back.
Meditation: The Best Medicine
Meditation is the most useful and versatile tool for fighting anxiety. A slow calming breath, and progressive relaxation can be done almost anywhere at any time. Skipping a smoke break at work and using it instead to do calming breaths while outside and getting fresh air can do wondrous things to calm the mind. Whenever you can squeeze five minutes, to break the monotony, try and do some calming breaths and observe the significant change it will create for your day. The oldest holistic medical practitioners from generations ago understood the endless benefits to a centered mind and have made this part of their daily practice.
A Simple Tub Of Hot Water
It seems too obvious to be of any value, but try not to diminish the great benefits of a hot bath just because of its simplicity. A bath full of hot water and essential oils can be the best remedy for a hard day and alleviating anxiety attacks. The more you feel that you don’t have enough time for a bath, then all the more you cannot afford anymore delays in taking one! Add essential oils, beeswax candles, and a soothing incense to the mix and you can now enjoy a complete reset and unwind. I personally have a glass of red wine sometimes during my bath, but regardless of how bad my day was, I always make sure to stick with only one glass of my favorite Merlot.
A Soothing Touch: Getting A Massage
Sometimes it’s a gentle touch by a kind soul is all that is needed to turn around a bad day. There are endless health benefits to getting massaged by a professional who knows what they are doing. However, getting a massage from a friend or lover who can give a nice back rub will make all the difference in the world. It is possible to give yourself your own massage for your legs, feet, arms and hands as well. Essential oils, candles, and soothing music also help improve the experience to help drain away any anxiety that might have built up both in your mind and your muscles.
Inspirational Works By Others
We find ourselves bombarded by bad news in endless advertisements. We also have a lot of people in our lives that complain and carry negativity with them. To combat this problem, there are vast works from many people both alive and passed, with lots of inspiration and wisdom to share. Life is always what you make it. Everyone has the ability to make life an easy and exciting experience, and there are lots of wonderful materials out there that can show you how this is done. Exposing yourself to positive things like this on a daily basis will eventually help improve and have a positive impact on your psyche.
Commit to these simple strategies and put them into your daily habits. Remember that repetition and persistence is the key to success. You can now significantly reverse severe anxiety disorders through better daily habits and remedy the problems that are causing your stress. Do things one at a time and you eventually prevent anxiety from ever coming back again.