8. Make a Vision Board
If you find that your anxiety is focused on the future, try changing how you think about what lies ahead. Sometimes just making plans can lessen your anxiety. Take an hour to put together a vision board that creates excitement about your future plans. And, even if you’re not a crafty person, you can still take part in this activity. Online tools can be a valuable way to make this board. Write down where you see yourself in the next year, the next five years, or even 10 years from now. Plan out where you’d like to be and you may find that you really enjoy this process!
9. Make Room For Play
Both kids and animals have less anxiety and also play throughout the day. Until your office schedules official playtime though, you’ll have to make your own. Take your dog for a walk or offer to babysit for a friend. Learning how to be whimsical in your daily life is often easiest when you see children or animals at play.
10. Enjoy Silence
Plan times in your day to be disconnected from the world around you. Start with just a few minutes and turn off your phone, don’t get on your computer, and avoid the television. Let other people know that you won’t be available and take some time to yourself. Too much noise can actually cause anxiety, so having quiet time can be just what you need to feel better.
In a perfect world, we would all be able to think about the future without having to worry. However, being human means that anxiety is simply a part of our lives. However, that’s why it’s so important to take small steps to change our thought patterns and return our minds to a non-stressed state. If you find that you’re having anxiety, try implementing these tips in your daily routine. However, remember that if you’re still feeling a significant amount of stress, seek out more help as your anxiety may be a sign of a more serious condition.