Anxiety can take a toll on not only the mental but severely burden the physical aspect of one’s body as well. Anxiety can make you constantly look over the shoulder in anticipation of your worse fears materializing to reality…but rarely does that take place. For those who would want a release from constantly worrying, it is best advised to try out mindfulness techniques.
What Is Mindfulness?
The question of “what is mindfulness?” is asked all too often. It can be summarised as a technique that involves paying attention to daily life and not to blindly rush through it. It is about disconnecting the noise and looking within, to find a place of peace and quietness. One of the many benefits of mindfulness is its ability to reduce anxiety and help you come to grasp over your emotions. Let us look at a few techniques that can help you practice mindfulness so that you can remain calm throughout the day:
Set An Intention
Setting an intention is the same as setting a goal. If you are someone who has gone through Yoga classes, it would be usual for the teacher to ask you to set an agenda or intention for the day. Setting a goal, intention, in this case, acts as a map that guides you through difficult situations especially when you have lost focus and don’t know where to look. If something gives you anxiety say, a speech that you need to give your team, then simply set an intention for it.
Meditate Your Way To Peace
Meditation is the crux that helps you build on further wellness techniques. If you can meditate, then mindfulness will come naturally and comfortably to you. If you are an absolute beginner then you can start using online programs or even apps that instruct you step-by-step on how to dwell into your deeper psyche. Meditation will take you places.
Believe it or not, doodling helps reduce anxiety. This is similar to chewing a pack of bubble gum when you are nervous. Since you are eating you must not be in immediate threat. This is what the brain thinks. As a result, your heart pace returns to normal and you begin to relax. When you are doodling or coloring, your brain can’t help but re-orient itself to a calmer stance, with the logic that you can’t be letting your creative juices flow especially if you are in mortal danger, right? As a result, you relax and can control the sudden swell of self-doubt.