The second we wake up, we begin to frame how the day is going to go. For those of us who have anxiety, it’s an uphill battle. Our minds start racing, catastrophizing, working against us right as we hop out of bed. The good news is, there are tools we can use to frame a positive mindset, and use our overactive brain in more productive ways. The intention should be to put yourself in a positive state to start your day, rather than starting your day from a place of elevated anxiety or depression.
Here are the practices covered in this video:
- Avoid looking at your phone, social media, or the news!
- Breathing techniques, including the Wim Hof Method
- Meditation – See Michael Singer’s “The Surrender Experiment”
- Cold exposure
- Empowering reading
- Creativity purge
- Aerobic exercise. Nothing high intensity!
One of the cures to anxiety is to get outside of our own heads. With so much negativity in the world right now, be a positive force!