I’ve spent a long time fighting off anxiety but here are some very simple truths.
1. Preventing anxiety is easier and more effective than it is to let the anxiety happen and then try to get rid of it in the heat of the moment (although if it does sneak up on you then my favourite breathing technique works very well too).
2. If I let myself slip and I don’t use these preventive tactics regularly then the anxiety comes back and it comes back like a bitter ex.
Lately I’ve had some moments where the anxiety was creeping behind me at all times and I was so frustrated and annoyed that it was back after months and months of little to no anxiety at all. Then I realized I was not practicing my top five favourite ways to prevent it and that was why I was suffering from it all over again. These methods are so simple and easy, I can’t stress (no pun intended) enough how much I want you to try them out.
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As promised, here are a couple of my favourite guided meditations that I like to follow when the accelerated heart rate gets to be too much, as well as a beautiful music- and visual-based non-guided meditation. I use these regularly.
I’m making a solid effort to keep these in my daily life again. I want the anxiety gone, and I want it gone NOW. (Right here, right now!)
Let me know how these work out for you, I’m sure they’ll benefit you tremendously if you find yourself caught up in the anxiety whirlpool. Leave me a comment either here, on the video, or over on Facebook. Tell me what works for you!