In Part 4 of this series on How to Manage Anxiety ,
we talked about Exercise/Movement.
What types of exercies or movement did YOU do this week? Tell us about it!
Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share some tips on how to manage anxiety
Maybe you're in a Leadership or Executive Level and you're excelling at your job, but deep inside, every day is a battle within yourself. Maybe you're a wife, mom, and career woman, and sometimes things just get overwhelming.
Today we'll look at an ongoing way in which you can manage your anxiety - Practicing Gratitude.
I can't say enough on how much an "Attitude of Gratitude" can really help with mood and anxiety.
It sounds so simple.
I encourage you, each morning, as you start the day, to think of three things you are grateful for. These can be small things or bigger things. From, "I'm grateful for my cat, because he likes to snuggle on my lap while I watch t.v.". to "I am grateful for my boss because he/she supports my professional development."
Each morning should be a different set of 3 things. This gets us really thinking about ALL the things in our lives that we have to be grateful for. It makes us stop and really reflect on our life and our circumstances.
By practicing gratitude, we get our minds focus on positivity, instead of negativity. And what better way to start each day, but with gratitutde?! When we keep our mind focused on the positive, it's less likely that we will feel anxious. That's because much of anxiety centers around fears and negativity.
Another great tip around gratitude is to also keep a Gratitude Journal. For this, I encourage you to write down your three gratitudes in the morning and, perhaps even another three each evening. The beauty of writing it down is that you can reflect on and refer back to it at any time, especially if you are feeling anxious.
If you are suffering from anxiety, your best bet is to focus on gratitude and positivity.
I encourage you to begin practicing gratitude on a daily basis, to help minimize your feelings of anxiety. Drop a comment to share your thoughts.
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This post was the last in the Managing Anxiety Series, but check back later for more help.
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