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Steps for Relief
Steps for Relief
*Plan, prepare, and practice for things, especially for circumstances that trigger anxious feelings. To organize your day a little more creatively get my Magnetic Task Chart: Plan your day on purpose
*Exercise regularly, it helps you focus on your breath, creates movement, and gets your systems flowing in the body.
*Eat whole foods. Vitamins and minerals are essential for the proper functioning of the body and mind.
*Get Creative! This helps with focusing on the here and now. It keeps you grounded.
*Service. Thinking of others more will get you out of your own issues. How can you help those in need of your special talents?
*Face your fears head on. Write your worries down in a journal and rip up the paper. Get it out!
*Massage. Rub magnesium lotion on feet before bed. Most people are low in Magnesium. This mineral helps promote relaxation.
*Focus on hope for better times. “Great things are coming. You were meant to fly!” Millions of kids, young adults, and adults struggle with Anxiety and Depression. You are not alone.
*Stay Calm through deep breathing. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Do this 10 times.
*Replace negative thoughts with positive calming ones. Go to your happy place. A beach, forest, etc.
*Build gut health. All disease begins or ends in the gut. Take Probiotics, Kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut. Eat Fiber, limit sugar. Feed the good guys! The gut and the brain are connected.
*How do you destress? Do that daily!
*Pray and Meditate.
*Get outside and get some sunshine and fresh air.
*Thoughts are very powerful. What you focus on comes true.
*Carry a rock and squeeze it when you feel anxious. It will draw your attention to the rock and not the experience.
*Make a stress ball (a balloon filled with flour), squeeze it to relieve tension.
*When you see the trigger, help your child through one step at a time…patiently.
*Do these small steps to healing, regular and repeatedly. Over time you will see relief and success. It’s all about learning coping skills.
If you are not the one suffering with Anxiety and Depression, and you just don’t understand, try to refrain from judgment. It will just make it worse. We have no idea what people are going through. Our job is to love them and try to help them.