Anxiety is something that creeps up on my from time to time. Often, it is situational, but sometimes, I feel anxious and unsettled for no real reason at all.
Although I don't always know where those uncomfortable feelings are coming from, it doesn't mean that I can't take some actions to reduce my anxiety and make myself feel more like myself. Over the past few years, I have found a few things that definitely help to keep the unsettledness away.
So here they are.. My top 3 tips for CRUSHING anxiety..
#1 Move your body.
For reals yo. You need to work out. Or take a walk. You need to kick your own ass for lack of a better terms. It will help you work off some of that nervous energy, and get you feeling PROUD of yourself for doing something amazing for yourself.
My most favorite workouts are the ones I can do at home! I'm sure you aren't surprised, but for me, just getting off my couch and working out is so much less overwhelming than having to make myself somewhat presentable, and go to a gym. Add in that ride to and from the gym.. and forget it.
Basically though .. just find something that works for you.
#2 Personal Development.
I mean it ladies, find your zen! Read some dang books, or listen to them on audible about how to take control of your life, how to wade through the CRAP that life throws at us and come out of it able to still find JOY. EVERYONE can grow as a person. Every single person. We ALL have crap thoughts and bad days and times when we fell out of control. I promise you that PD can HELP.
Don't know where to start? Here are a few of my faves..
You are a BadAss; How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
#3 Choose JOY and GRATITUDE
We cannot control what happens in our lives, but we CAN control how we react to it. It is NOT always going to be simple or easy, but you CAN choose JOY. You CAN find SOMETHING good in your life. Focus on that.
Life will hand you shit guys. It WILL. NO ONE goes through life without troubles, without pain, without having HARD things to deal with. Life is HARD. Life comes with pain, hurt, and sadness. It comes with grief, and agony at times.
But I will tell you one thing for sure. FOR SURE. There is also happiness, joy, excitement, and peace. All the time. All of these things in life are there ALL. THE. TIME.
Sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find the good. But it's always there.