Managing Anxiety

Does anyone else turn on the news lately and feel we are IN an episode of 24?? Good grief. I may need to stay away from the news for a while. Something tells me we all might have some extra anxiety these days.

Here are some good tips for managing anxiety. I am big on numbers 5 and 8. Actually number five is the background to this blog. I had almost exactly that picture in my head for a few years as I went through some rough times physically.

And then I got there. It was amazing to arrive at a scene so prominent in my mind and really just in my ability to keep hoping. For years. I took that picture and sat with a latte in total disbelief and joy to be in my happy place. Literally. For years that was my spot before I ever knew where it was. That morning, it was still early and the sun had just come up on Waikiki Beach so not too many people were out. It was pure peace. There’s a reason I keep it up on my blog. There’s something already peaceful about that picture but it definitely has extra meaning for me.

The article below goes into detail on each way but here are the 9:

1. Take a deep breath.
2. Accept that you’re anxious.
3. Realize that your brain is playing tricks on you.
4. Question your thoughts.
5. Use a calming visualization.
6. Be an observer — without judgment.
7. Use positive self-talk.
8. Focus on right now.
9. Focus on meaningful activities.

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