In this week's podcast we're talking about five simple habits that can help you overcome anxiety. Based on the principle that small steps every day really can make a difference to your life.
5 habits to help you overcome anxiety
Seek quality connection
- Spend time with loving and encouraging family and friends.
- Show your appreciation
- Actively develop good relationships
Switch off shallow distractions
Take a media break. Switch the news for an inspiring TED talk, or reading time. Limit time on Facebook etc and take a walk or a warm bath instead.
Practice your chosen Slayer skills daily, even if it's just for 5 minutes a day. The key is to do something every single day to support yourself in slaying your anxiety.
- Inspiring reading
Help or serve others
Anxiety is confining condition. It can get us so worried about our thoughts, our fears, our appearance, our future that all we see are our own painful thoughts.
Think about how you might do one of the following:
When we step out and do something for someone else it contains anxiety and gets us out of our head and into our heart.
You could try volunteering at a shelter or charity store, help a fiend in need, visit an elderly person and read to them. If going out and meeting people feels too challenging right now, see if you can find something to do from home like a craft activity for fund raising.
When we focus on helping others, we worry less about ourselves.