#HealthComesFirst- 4 ways to reduce ANXIETY!

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By Shahzeen Shivdasani

Being Anxious can really ruin your day. It is important to only attract positive energy and anxiety can make that difficult. Here are four ways that will help you reduce this!

Acceptance: Accept you are anxious and that this is JUST a feeling. A feeling that you CAN FIGHT. Whatever the situation maybe, try and explain to yourself that every situation can be solved and it is not worth ruining your health over.

Breathe: Take deep breaths and chant ‘I do not need to control everything, everything will work out the way it has to’. You will be surprised by how taking deep breaths and chanting positive mantras help immediately in reducing anxiety.

It’s in your head– When people are incredibly anxious they tend to be incapable of looking at a situation clearly. Your thoughts will run wild and you could come up with bizarre conclusions. Tell yourself that ‘it is all in your head’ and you will begin to think clearer once you focus on calming yourself down.

Live in the NOW: Usually people get anxious by unanswered situations or worrying about the future. Focus on RIGHT NOW. That doesn’t mean the present problem. Instead, it means focus on YOU RIGHT NOW. Right now, all you have to focus on is calming yourself. Make a list of what you are grateful for and distract yourself by talking to a friend on the phone or watching your favorite TV show. Remember, your health should always be your number one priority.

 In the words of Henry Ward Beecher “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith”.

Shahzeen Shivdasani

Shahzeen Shivdasani

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