Anxiety is a close cousin of stress and rumination, and often these three barriers go hand-in-hand. But, the positive to this is that we can use similar habits to tackle all of them. Firstly, try some deep breathing exercises. Focus on the breath, and breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. This will help distract you from anxious thoughts, while also helping to get your body into a calm state.
However, one of the best habits for tackling anxiety is exercise. If you feel up for heavy exercise then great, but here we’ll talk about light exercise to keep it simple. Light exercise can be as straightforward as going for a brisk walk. The release of endorphins will help to counteract the negative effects of anxiety, while being in the outdoors also helps too.
If you’re looking for something that you can do from within the house, then why not try tidying your room? Not only is this a form of light exercise, but a calm room will help lend itself to a calm mind too.