Let’s Reduce our Anxiety
We are entering a season where expectations get high from family and friends to activities at work and big events. So I thought I would share some tips for lowering your anxiety.
- Focus on things you can control and accept the fact that you can’t control everything.
- Keep the big picture in mind. How you feel and connect with others with love is the big picture.
- Find what triggers your anxiety – keep a journal and look for patterns.
- Let yourself connect with your higher self, our Source, and let inner wisdom and your heart guide you.
- Indulge in some time off from being online. Get some fresh air and take breaks.
- Try some new relaxation techniques that promote peace, calm, and centeredness, like yoga or meditation.
- Engage in creative, spiritual, and physical activities.
- Set healthy boundaries and strengthen your self-care.
- Do and be your best AT THAT MOMENT – no one can ask for more.
- Keep a positive state of mind with affirmations; carry them with you. Visualize them occurring.
- Look at what’s happening IN THE MOMENT from an observer’s perspective.
- Breathe and love.
We have free will to think, act and feel the way we choose. Sometimes it helps to anchor in the feeling of love and safety when we are connected with the divine, our Source. We can decide in each moment to be loving and calm; it just takes practice. We can also say no to things and activities that are not in alignment with our being – even if it’s with family, and let them know our needs. If someone doesn’t know there’s an issue, they can’t do their best to solve it, and you are setting them and yourself up for sabotage if something is tried and fails, it’s just a learning experience so you can try something different next time.
You can also let people know and support your new ways of being and solutions. You are not alone. Chances are, if you are having an issue, so are others, and just not letting people know. As children, we are often taught not to rock the boat, earn others’ love, and have peace by being inauthentic to who we are. And, we are love. We are all connected through the love that is our Source. And, as we are all connected, what we do ripples throughout the universe. So if we are anxious, that grows; if we are love, that grows too.
I hope these tips are helpful. Remember, it is always a season for loving and sharing that love. And do it fearlessly.