Simple Strategies For Reducing Anxiety In Your Daily Life

Monday, July 25, 2022

Dealing with anxiety is not uncommon. In fact, it is the most common mental illness in the US, with over 40 million adults alone experiencing some kind of anxiety on a daily basis.

Since anxiety is a natural bodily response (both in terms of the physical symptoms and the emotions that arise from it), we cannot remove anxiety from our lives entirely. After all, there are so many external factors that could lead to feeling anxious - such as having a disagreement with a friend or worrying about money. However, we can control how we respond to our anxiety, which enables us to get a better handle on how we are feeling.

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With that in mind, here are some simple strategies you can use to reduce anxiety in your daily life.

Identify your triggers. Whether you are experiencing a panic attack or find that your thoughts are running away from you, identifying what has triggered this sensation is key to reducing anxiety in the future. After all, you can then put steps in place to avoid these situations in the future. For example, if your anxiety is triggered after you spend time with a certain friend, this could be a sign that their attitudes are having a negative impact on your own self-esteem, meaning you may need to set stricter boundaries when spending time with them. If you find it hard to identify triggers alone, you may find it useful to speak to a therapist.

Consider CBD products. CBD products, such as those from are also famed for their ability to reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety. This is because CBD is an all-natural ingredient, which can block your body’s production of ‘stress’ hormones such as cortisol. At the same time, it can also increase serotonin production, making you feel happier and more relaxed. There are also plenty of different styles of this product to choose from, such as vape pens to topicals, meaning there is truly something for everyone.

Try some deep breathing exercises. Deep breathing exercises can be a great way to reduce stress and anxiety in your daily life. There are various different exercises you could try here, but the 4 4 4 method is one of the most effective. To get started, find a comfortable space within your home. Then, take a deep breath for 4 seconds. Hold this breath for at least 4 seconds, before exhaling for another 4. This works by “distracting your mind as you count to four, calming your nervous system, and decreasing stress in your body.

Focus on self-care. Incorporating self-care into your daily life is another great way to care for your mental health. This is because it helps you to observe (and meet) your needs as opposed to ignoring them. In doing so, it helps you to “recognize patterns in your emotions, including situations that can trigger anxiety”. Self-care also encourages you to put yourself first, which means you’ll be more likely to make changes in the future that serve yourself instead of serving others.

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