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5 Ways To Manage Your Anxiety & Stress

{AD} Mental health is a topic that has been widely talked about online which is really good in my opinion. It helps open up the subject and people are definitely becoming more aware of it instead of brushing it off like it’s something insignificant. I have anxiety since I was very young and I’ve already mentioned it on my blog a number of times but I don’t really enjoy talking about my anxiety.

Don’t get me wrong, I really want to talk about ways and habits to cope with it but I don’t really want to talk about my personal experience because it’s something I find to be very personal. Who knows, I’ve shared so many of personal moments with you, I might open up in the future about my personal experience but for now I would rather talk about things that I do to cope with it.

Anxiety or anything that’s related to your mental health isn’t something you should feel ashamed or embarrassed about. It’s a part of yourself. By being open about it, not only will it help you live with it but it will help other people in the same case as you. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 5 ways to manage your anxiety & stress. During this uncertain and stressful time, I’m pretty sure many people are not feeling their best.

But regardless of what you are going through right now, remember that your feelings & emotions are only temporary. If you are going through a hard time, you will definitely get over it! Don’t feel afraid to seek help from others. I’ve mentioned some ways that will hopefully help you manage and control your stress and anxiety. As always, if you are interested – keep on reading!

Related: A Healthy Morning Routine.

 

MANIFEST POSITIVE THOUGHTS

Let me start off by saying that I’m not really into the law of attraction or anything that’s related to it. There are certain things that I do agree when it comes to positive & negative thoughts/energy but overall, it’s not something I follow nor do believe. With that said, I truly believe the key to manage your anxiety or even your happiness is your mind.

You have to think and manifest positive thoughts & energy in order to receive great opportunities and to live a positive life. Nobody is positive 24/7, it’s a fact! But your mind has the power to change your mood within seconds. You have to control your mind to think about positive things. If you are in a negative headspace, you will obviously attract negative energy in form of people, experience, etc.

As surreal as it sounds, it’s the truth. Learn to train your mind into manifesting positive energy. As soon as you start to think about something negative whether it’s about your past, people who have hurt you or a current stressful situation you are going through – instantly think about things that you are grateful for. Think about the things you have achieved so far or anything that you’ve overcome.

I’m a firm believer that if you release negative energy outside, you will end up attracting that energy into your life. It’s very important to be kind to yourself, we are our own worst critics. If you don’t appreciate yourself, nobody will. As I said previously, there is no way you can be happy every single day – it’s not realistic at all. But if you see yourself thinking in a negative manner, try to replace those negative thoughts into positive ones.

Related: How To Stay Healthy While Confined At Home

 

BUY POSITIVE OBJECTS

It’s something that my loved ones fully believe in and obviously myself to a certain extent as well (depending on the items), and it’s about objects that bring positive energy and vibes. Those objects can be household items or even jewellery pieces depending on your culture and beliefs. I know some people might debate saying that it’s not something that is scientifically proven or it’s something that’s completely silly.

I completely respect your opinion and I totally understand where you are coming from. But each individual copes the best way they can. If having an object brings you peace of mind then go for it. At the end of the day, it’s about ways to cope your anxiety and you are the one who has to go through it and not others. When you really think about it, if having an object helps you train your brain to think positively then that’s a really good thing!

Plus, if many people find and see a difference by buying an object, I don’t think it’s pure coincidence. There are certain things that go way beyond our heads and I don’t think we will fully understand it and this is one of those things. A great example would be crystals and gemstones which are known to bring positive energy into your home and life. Each crystal has a different meaning or energy attached to it. Some release strength whilst others bring harmony & calmness.

You really have to do your own research for that because there is so much information you have to read before buying any of those crystals. Personally, it’s not something I’ve tried so I can’t speak if it works or not but it’s something that has worked for many of my close friends. They really see a difference in the way they think and they do see a difference when it comes to positive changes. I know people who got pregnant after years of trying and people who started to see a lot of positive changes after buying certain crystals.

Another object is jewellery pieces but more specifically bracelets or rings. For instance, there is a bracelet called I AM BAND which is supposed to block negative feelings & influences. It helps boost your health as well as create positive energy. You can either purchase it from Shopify or through Shopee. I would recommend to check their website and social media platforms for reviews or if you are interested to hear more about it:

 

FOCUS ON YOUR SELF-CARE ROUTINE

It’s something I’ve already mentioned in one of my posts but having a self-care routine is so important in order to manage your anxiety and stress. A self-care routine isn’t always about pampering yourself, it can be about focusing your time on doing your favourite hobbies as well. It’s literally about doing things that help you feel relaxed and happy. You don’t necessarily have to follow another person’s self-care routine, create one for yourself!

Catch up on your favourite TV show or anime, read your favourite books, watch movies or you can even blog! It’s really important that you take care of both your body and mind. The only way you will be able to restore your energy is by taking regular breaks and by focusing on your self-care routine. When you feel happy, there won’t be any place for stress or worries that’s why it’s important that you focus on your hobbies or on the things that make you happy.

Related: 3 Things To Remember When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

 

REMOVE TOXIC & NEGATIVE PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR LIFE

I mean, this is pretty obvious right? You can’t expect to live a positive life being surrounded by toxic & negative people, it doesn’t work that way. Even if you don’t have positive and uplifting people in your life, you shouldn’t have those negative & toxic people. They will literally suck the life out of you. There are so many types and levels of toxicity and negativity, there isn’t one that is better than the other – all of those people are bad for you.

I know many people have a hard time recognising those people because the truth is they are really hard to find. As I mentioned, there are so many types and levels – not everyone acts in a way that is very obvious to recognise. Most of them have positive traits and attributes as well. I think that’s the reason why it’s really hard to cut them out of your life because we tend to see the best in people.

Even when you spot a red flag or something uncomfortable happens, you already have an excuse prepared for them. When those toxic people are your family or friends, it’s even harder to cut them out of your life because you literally try to see the good in them. But unfortunately, in order to live peacefully – let alone living a happy & positive life – you have to remove those people out of your life. That’s the only way forward.

It’s not easy but the end result is so worth it! You will finally be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Most of the times, the stress & anxiety that you experience aren’t caused by you but by the people you are surrounded. If your environment is positive so will be your life. Don’t feel bad to distance yourself from someone that makes you feel uncomfortable and bad about yourself. You are so much more worth than that!

Related: 5 Things To be Grateful For During Tough Times

 

LIVE IN THE PRESENT

I don’t know if everyone who has anxiety struggles with this but it’s really hard to live in the moment or in the present when you have anxiety. You either think about your past or worry about the future, there is nothing in between! The only way you manage your stress is by fully living in the moment and not thinking about the past nor the future. There is no point in worrying or thinking about something that you can’t change.

If it’s something that you can change then try to work on it. On the other hand, if it’s something you can’t do anything about it then you have to try to accept it. Depending on the situation, it might not be the easiest thing to do but in order to live stress free – you don’t have any other choice. Spend time with your loved ones, do something that makes you happy and enjoy the present.

Related: 5 Activities For The Perfect Lazy Day.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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  1. Self care is definitely a big one for me. When I give back to myself, the anxiety and stress melts away. This is a great post, thanks for the reminders 💜

  2. Insightful 💯 Shared some new blogs on numerous topics I thought about during this lockdown, would be glad if you check them out and share your feedback ✨

  3. This is a great post. I love the part you wrote abput that discusses feeling bad not lasting forever, remembering it’s only temporary. I think knowing this can help a lot of people. When I learned to apply this thought process, it helped me cope a lot.

  4. MH really holds a special place in my heart. I fully embrace talking about it even though this is something I’m still working on myself – but having these conversations is so important and really helps lessen the stigma that’s still quite prevalent.

    I find switching off from social media for a day really helpful. With everything going on at the moment, I normally do this on the weekend or maybe one of the weekdays. Obviously with more time on our hands now under lockdown, this has been super important to me to maintain my MH. I’ve also started listening to podcasts and piano music which helps too 🙂 x

    1. Piano music really helps me a lot too! I haven’t tried listening to podcasts, it’s something I should definitely try. Thanks for reading hun x

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