If you’re feeling overwhelmed and struggling to be happy, then you’ll appreciate these simple suggestions for how to stay calm on a daily basis.
Everyone feels nervous at some point in their lives.
But if you deal with an anxiety disorder, it might happen to you more than you’d like. The good news is that there are ways of ensuring you feel calmer during these difficult situations.
I personally know what it’s like to feel stressed and anxious. Thankfully I also know how to develop the superpower of calm – even during tough times.
I’m committed to helping people to live calm, happy lives – which is why I decided to put together this quick relaxation guide to help you to stay calm on a daily basis.
I hope you enjoy these 5 simple ways to reduce anxious feelings.
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Your environment has a huge influence on your behavior and mood, and your body is actually your mind’s environment. It’s a good idea to be intentional about what and when you eat.
Food is your body’s fuel, and if you haven’t eaten in a while, it can affect your entire wellbeing, including your feelings.
There are a few simple principles and lot of different diet options, but a lot of people find it is best to have several low-carb meals throughout the day, instead of a few larger ones.
Still, your diet is not the only thing you should be intentional about. So is sleep.
It’s also a good idea to be intentional about your sleep, since being overtired can increase your stress levels. Getting eight hours each night might not seem realistic but try to rearrange your schedule so you can get at least that amount each night. Focus on your sleep quality as well.
Try to go to bed at the same time, and ensure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet. You can use fitness devices and apps to track how much you get each night and how well you are sleeping.
Many people find that exercising helps them feel happier and less anxious. That’s because your body releases more feel-good hormones when you are working out. At the same time, you can reduce the amount of stress hormones your body is releasing.
Of course, you might not be motivated to exercise if you don’t like doing so. The good news is that you don’t have to become a gym rat to get your anxiety under control. All you need to do is get moving so you can feel your heart rate up.
Even if you only take a brisk, 20-minute walk around the neighborhood, you are still helping your body and mind work at their best.
I studied to be a yoga and meditation teacher – and so I’m a very big believer in the calming powers of meditating.
Meditation is an excellent way to ground yourself emotionally and strengthen your mind. If you haven’t tried it before, it is about more than just sitting by yourself with nothing to do.
Instead, mediation is something you can do anywhere you are and it only takes a few minutes. Plus, you don’t have to get ready to do it, like you do when working out.
I share lots of meditation techniques in my bestselling video course The Anxiety Cure – here.
There are apps that will help you get started, or you could look for books at your local library.