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3 Simple Ways to Combat Anxiety


6.8 million people have anxiety and that's only cases that has been recorded. So, you can only imagine the actual numbers. Some with anxiety may not be aware of their emotions and are currently silently battling with it. Let me explain to you what anxiety feels like.


Imagine your body (and many time randomly) in a constant rush - a feeling you get when you're typically worried about something. Your mind racing - sort of like a switch goes off and all you can think about is everything at once (whether that's negative past childhood experiences, fears or constant worry about tasks on your to-do list). Now your body is shaking/heart racing because it's in defense mode... but you can't turn it off. Time goes by and you can't seem to calm your body down. You're scared because your body is out of your control - its hard to breathe, so you're constantly gasping for breath. Perhaps, you feel like you're about to die.


Now calm down. But you can't because your body is controlling you - you're not under control of your body. I get it. Matter a fact, i've experience that numerous of times. I've curated a list of things that may work for you. But there is one thing: YOU MUST DO THE WORK. It will not be easy and you CANNOT give up if these options don't work for you. Nothing is life is easy, but things do get easier and ONCE you feel signs of symptoms of an attack, you'll know what to do next time.


Shall we start?

  1. Binaural Beats

I've researched on this A LOT and the research backs this theory up, okay! Anxiety attacks can come at any time - on a date, out drinking with friends or celebrating a birthday. Our subconscious part of our brain is constantly going (so watching scary movies while you're sleeping or being called negative names from your childhood are all programming in your brain). Our brain is nothing to play with. However, binaural beats are a way to help reprogram your mind. Filtering out the negative and inputting the positive.



Plug in your earphones and listen to this when you are in a still place. Best to listen while you're sleep.


Here is also a great descriptive article on binaural beats. I suggest to read. It breaks everything down.



2. Positive Affirmations


So, yeah - this may sound cliche'. But name me one person that was dealing with anxiety and all they can think about is positive things (without forcing it). No one. Negativity takes over. So you have to re-remind yourself all the positive in your life. It's easy to feel like losing hope, but that feeling is only temporary. Its life - bad things are bound to happen and it is all about how we handle those things.



So if you are serious with wanting to control your anxiety (and not letting it control you) do this:


Activity 1: Find or make up 5 positive affirmation or 5 promises in the Bible from God (or from your religion holy book). Write them down and tape them to your wall. EVERY time you feel lazy, slouchy sad, hell - every day, I want to to recite it in the mirror 10 times each. Don't stop until you truly believe it.


Activity 2: Plug in your headphones and listen to this while drifting to sleep. Listening to a 6 hour video of positive affirmations while sleeping will train your brain.


3. Yoga/Meditation


Practicing hot yoga is one of my favorite activities to do. It forces me to be still and in the moment and that is the best moment for me to communicate with God - asking questions that I need answers too. It is amazing how stretching your body in 105+ degree weather can have that effect on you. Basic yoga is good as well - especially in a nice scenery. I love watching videos and following along with quick yoga sessions on YouTube. Check out my recommended video below. Pinky promise me that you'll to commit 10 minutes daily to yoga.


Easy Morning Yoga Flow - 15 minutes for beginners



Comment below and let me know how to you combat anxiety?


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