A Brain Exercise to Ease Anxiety - Deepstash
The anxious brain

With the threat of the new virus, we all feel anxiety, distracted and overwhelmed to a certain degree.
It’s exhausting to live this way, especially when we don’t know when things will get better.

691 STASHED

12 LIKES

All you need are two pieces of paper, something to write with, and a timer:

  • At the top of page 1 write, “What I’m grateful for" and on top of page 2, “What I’m anxious about.”
  • For 7 seconds, focus on what you’re anxious about.
  • Shift your focus to what you’re grateful, for 17 seconds (the brain is very quick to feel anxious, and takes longer to experience gratitude).
  • Do 2 more sets, taking a few deep breaths between them. Most people find that by the third round, they experience less anxiety.

1.32K STASHED

23 LIKES

By consciously shifting from anxiety to gratitude, you’re reminding your brain who’s in charge.
You decide what thoughts to focus on, even when the news reports and panicked interactions with your peers would normally cause your mind to spiral.

857 STASHED

9 LIKES

Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.

GET THE APP: