Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Breathe. Breathing is the simplest and always available tool to help bring down your anxiety level. When you're feeling anxious, start by turning your attention to your breath. Notice if it's shallow or quick. I tend to hold my breath when I'm anxious. Then, take a deep breath in through your nose for a slow count of three. One...two...three...Fill your abdomen with air, it might be helpful to place a hand on your belly so that you can feel it expand as you breath. Then slowly release for a count of four. One...two...three..four...Try not to get distracted by your thoughts and focus only on your breathing.
Build a Strong Foundation. When we are feeling tired and run down, we are more prone to anxiety. Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Eliminate excess caffeine and sugar from your diet. Stay hydrated. Exercise. By creating a strong and able physical body, we'll be more resilient when stressors come our way.
Believe in Your Greater Good. It's not hard to feel anxious with all of the negativity that's poured into our subconscious awareness everyday.The reality is that there are many things that are out of our control. The one thing we can control is our mind. Assuming a posture of gratitude and acceptance can be more empowering that continuously fighting against negativity. Train your mind to live in the light and light will come to you.