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Ways to Ease Anxiety You Haven't Tried (Till Now)

Updated on May 13, 2015

A Brief Overview

I just want to preface this article with a few things. First, i'm not including any kind of medications or treatments. If so I would have named it "Ways to treat Anxiety". Most anxiety sufferers already know about medication options, yoga, breathing therapy, and coping techniques. All of these are great ways to cut down on the anxiety in your life. But anxiety doesn't always have a trigger and can hit at unexpected times, and can still exist after practicing commonly use techniques. I'm going to name a few things I've found that have helped ease anxiety while it's happening, that take your mind off of the attack and make it more bearable to deal with.

Other Ideas you may or may not have tried.

  • Taking a bubble bath
  • Make a Blog
  • Briskly exercise for 20-30 minutes
  • Find a really engaging tv show or movie
  • Call a friend on the phone
  • Make lavender lemonade or sleepy time tea (Avoid caffeine though, as it makes anxiety worse!)
  • Write in a journal
  • Watch or read something funny
  • Go for a drive
  • Do something that makes you feel young again: Visit a park, color, etc
  • Get up and dance
  • Learn something new: A new language, how to knit, an instrument, etc
  • Make a list of goals
  • Visit a flea market
  • Dress up just to feel good
  • Give/get a hug

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    • Mel Carriere profile image

      Mel Carriere 

      3 years ago from San Diego California

      Working in the yard can be distracting, or even the simple act of writing, whether it be in a journal or otherwise. Great hub.

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      Alexa 

      3 years ago

      I like it! The intro is so true- most people already know about and/or are being treated for anxiety, but may not have found all these fun potential distractions.

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