Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous.
Here are few quick ways to fix it!
Sit up straight, put your feet on the floor, focus on your breathing. Describe in detail 5 things you see around you. Go into as much or as little detail as you desire.
Get into a comfortable position and close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose and imagine breathing in a calming color, such as light blue. Exhale through your mouth, imagine your anxiety exiting your body through a color, such as red. Repeat.
Say the follow things to yourself, out loud, & repeat.
I am safe. I am not in danger. A panic attack cannot hurt me. I am breathing in enough air. I am beginning to calm down. I am going to be okay.
Go outside. As much as you don't want to, just go. Sit or stand and breathe in the fresh air. Look at the stars or the clouds and focus on them. Feel the warmth or coolness.
Essential oils are a huge part of my anxiety coping. My personal favorites are: lavender, copaiba, cedarwood, frankincense, & peace & calming.
If you' re able, take a shower. This sounds trivial, but it's one of my favorite ways to come down from anxiety. Just trust me.
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