Life has never been more frantic and everyday hustle and bustle has adverse effects on our nervous system.
It’s important to know how to break the hold. Today we are sharing a 21-Day Anxiety Challenge with you and also the causes and reasons that you may be suffering anxiety and nervousness.
This infographic from EmpowHER is a great place to start. If you feel you are alone, you are not. Whilst it’s cold comfort some 40 million Americans are in a state of anxiety. Fear is also a big driver and since we are continually living in the future and not the moment, this can be one of the biggest hurdles for us to overcome.
Some symptoms include restlessness, fatigue and concentration lapses. It is important to let those around you know how you feel. This way they can keep a calm environment around you.
If nerves are the bain of your existence, the 21-day challenge from Pop Sugar is a great place to start. Try doing something different every day and take some time out just for you. You will notice the first recommendation on their chart is Coloring.
It has been proven to reduce anxiety and it has been widely taken up by Adults in recent time. You will find your stress levels drop as you select colors and concentrate on your job at hand. It has been proven to be very therapeutic and highly addictive. Grab yourself coloring in book from Amazon and get started today.
Trying Yoga and meditation or a digital detox will also help to reduce your anxiety as will walking, exercising and connecting with nature. Take your shoes off and stand on some fresh green grass. This will ground you and give you an instant sense of well-being. The infographic above from Sharon Martin has some other amazing tips when it comes to grounding.
She is an acclaimed Therapist and knows her stuff. As you can see by her suggestions, it is all about diverting the attention of your brain and keeping it occupied. This gives you time to breathe and release your stress.
How To Control Nerves Video
We have included a video that shows you an ancient Japanese method of how to relax in 5 short minutes. It is based on each finger of your hand representing an emotion. To watch, click play above ^