10 Ways to Quiet an Anxious Mind
Last week was an intensely stressful week for me to say the least. So on top of the lengthy to do list I had, and the heaps of studying I had to finish. I’m sitting at work, and I get a text from my boyfriend reminding me that I have a doctor’s appointment. I involuntarily freak out, knowing I have to get two shots throughout my checkup.
When I was a child was utterly terrified of needles, and not much has changed. On the floor sobbing, can’t catch my breath scared. I will avoid going near any needle at all cost, so just the thought of visiting the doctor gave me a full on panic attack. I was anxious the whole night, and couldn’t focus on anything. Oftentimes our fears and phobias can leave us with a restless mind. We tend to get exceptionally anxious before a substantial event, or in my case a doctor’s appointment. Here are some of the ways I soothe an uneasy mind.
Go For a Walk
A 25-minute walk in fresh cool air does miracles for the mind and body. There is truly nothing more calming than sitting in a park or a peaceful forest to clear your head.
Meditate For 15 Minutes
Meditation helps to quiet an overactive mind. If you are feeling restless meditation helps to get rid of fearful racing thoughts. If you’re not sure how to meditate there are plenty of videos to walk you through the process. Here is one of my favorites ( Meditation Video)