50 things that help my anxiety

1.) Taking notice of my breath
2.) Running a hot bath
3.) Being in nature
4.) Walking my gorgeous dog
5.) Himalayan salt lamps
6.) CBD oil
7.) Writing a to-do list
8.) Accepting the moment
9.) Meditate
10.) Writing a gratitude list
11.) Getting lost in a good book
12.) Getting creative
13.) Listening to music
14.) Watching my favourite film/series
15.) Acknowledging my feelings
16.) Stretching/Do yoga
17.) Re-hydrating
18.) Exercising
19.) Lighting my favourite candle
20.) Connection – reaching out and talking to a friend
21.) Taking a hot shower
22.) Having a nap
23.) Doing a random act of kindness
24.) Lavender oil
25.) Relaxing on the caffeine
26.) Having a cuppa instead – try herbal tea
27.) Practicing mindfulness
28.) Half smile
29.) Tidying up – think de-cluttering the mind
30.) Journalling
31.) Praying
32.) Using a face mask
33.) Painting my nails or just generally pampering myself
34.) Drinking less alcohol
35.) Smoking less
36.) Eating a balanced diet
37.) Petting my pet
38.) Visiting my doctor
39.) Celebrating the small wins – shhing that inner critic
40.) Buying a plant
41.) Visiting my therapist
42.) Planning a get-together with a group of friends
43.) Getting enough sleep
44.) Disconnecting – taking time away from social media, devices and the internet
45.) Mantras – they can be a powerful way to reprogram the way you talk to yourself
46.) Forgiveness
47.) Letting go of resentments
48.) Getting honest – with yourself and others
49.) Having the faith that things will work out
50.) Loving yourself

So I’ve suffered with anxiety for as long as I can remember. These are some of the things that have helped me manage it.  I hope they help you too. Let me know if there is anything that I’ve missed off.

-What helps you with your anxiety?

Let me know in the comments or feel free to contact me at ohevie@hotmail.com or hit me up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Evie xo

Helpful Links/Contact Info
Mind, the Mental Health Charity
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
NA – Narcotics Anonymous
SMART Recovery
Samaritans

Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm)  info@mind.org.uk
Alcoholics Anonymous: 0800 9177 650   help@aamail.org
Narcotic Anonymous: 0300 999 1212 (10am – midnight, everyday)
Samaritans: 116 123   (runs 24/7)

2 thoughts on “50 things that help my anxiety

  1. What an amazing piece you have put together Evie
    This has & will support me through my anxiety I have struggled through the past 6 weeks though even just trying to do one of these is definitely a step closer to being closer to where I want to be. I have come to terms I may never be the same as I was prior to losing my sister x

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