We all worry. We worry about what’s for dinner, how we’ll get home on time, we worry about our jobs, and we worry about things we probably shouldn’t even worry about. The point is, we worry. Everyone does it. There’s no way to stop worry from creeping up on us, however, there are ways to keep worry from taking over our lives and ruining our days.
The best way to relieve anxiety and worry is to move! Go for a walk, take a dance class, workout, or just dance around your room. Whatever you choose to do, the point is, you need to get moving! To get back to your normal state of being, you have to burn off some of that extra energy you have. Not only is exercise good for getting rid of worrisome thoughts, it’s also just good for your overall health. This is a win-win!
Okay, this is usually the last thing you want to be told when feeling worried, but hear this out. Sometimes you can’t get active for a number of reasons, so the next best thing to do is relax. Take a bath. Put on your favorite feel-good film. Do a face mask or go get your nails done, a massage, anything that’s going to put you in a relaxing headspace. If you’re at work and you can’t move or relax. Pop in your headphones, put on your favorite bop and have a dance party in your head. No one can stop you from imagining!
A lot of our worries are pretty illogical. What if this happens? What if that happens? “This” and “that” usually things that could probably never happen. But does that stop us from worrying about them? No! The best way to relieve worry is to get logical. Sit your self down and ask, “does this worry even make sense?” Perhaps it does in another dimension or in another timeline, but we live in this dimension and this timeline, so no, it does not make sense. So, with that said, you can go down your list of “this” and “that” worries and cross them off one by one.
Worrying is a totally natural response that everyone deals with on a day to day basis to a varying degree. For some people relieving worry is as simple as playing your favorite song, however, for others, worrying is a bit more crippling. If you’re struggling with dealing with worry in a healthy way, please don’t hesitate to call us and schedule an appointment. Our team can help you find healthy ways to manage and alleviate your worries. Call and schedule an appointment today.