10 Ways To Clear An Anxious Mind.

What if i start to feel worse? What if they hate me? What if she sees me sweating? What if i mess up in the exam?
Technically, anxiety is apprehension over an upcoming event. I remember feeling this way about two weeks ago. I got a mail to come write an aptitude test and my heart may have skipped a beat on seeing the mail, palms all sweaty, throat dry. Then the what ifs came up. At that moment i became anxious for the test day.
When you are feeling anxious, you might feel stuck like i did. Sometimes you even judge yourself for being anxious. Anxiety destroys confidence & productivity; and we’ll dont want that. I would be sharing with you some of my favorite ways of calming an anxious mind.
1. Take a deep breath – Place your hand on your belly and take a deep breath through your nose filling your lower lungs, expending your stomach not your upper chest. Exhale slowly and repeat until your breath stabilizes and you 
begin to calm.
2. Listen to music – Play your favorite song. Close your eyes and just listen.
3. Get enough sleep – The mind and body need  
sleep in order to rest and refresh. An average person requires 8 hours of sleep everyday. Sleep deprivation is one of the primary causes of anxiety. Go to bed early and ensure you get up to seven to nine hours of sleep for a healthy  
mind.
4. Stop over analysing – Dont always sweat the small stuff. Let it go! If you find yourself worrying over things you have no control of; go outside, play your favorite song or take a wall.
5. Talk it out – Whether to your friend or in a journal. Talk it out! Cry if you want to. 
Sometimes all we need is to just let it out.
6. Speak positivity – Surround yourself with positive affirmations read more here.
7. Keep a gratitude journal – This helps to remind you about the amazing things in your life. Jot down at least 3 things you are grateful 
for everyday.
8. Treat yourself – Take sometime off for yourself to read a book, take photographs, get a mani-pedi, watch a movie.
9. Take a nap – Give yourself a break. 10-15 minutes nap can go a long way.
10. Pray – This should have probably been the first. Commit all your worries to God, tell Him how you feel, He is always available to hear you. Whenever i give Him all my worries, i get calm. Trust Him and have faith.
Whatever it is that you feel anxious about; job, family, relationships find a calming routine and stick to it.
XOXO
KONYINSOLA.
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8 Comments

  1. October 24, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Nice post and its so educative… Anxiety is a silent disease but people don't know. Sometimes it could make someone unable to sleep as was the case of Michael Jackson and so many celebrities also testify that they usually get too anxious sometimes and makes them unable to their jobs properly..

    Nice tips…

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    • pearlsandpencil
      December 12, 2016 / 6:22 pm

      Thanks babe! It definitely a silent disease

  2. April 4, 2017 / 9:36 am

    I listen to music nd sleep always helps…I’ll try to keep a gratitude journal🙌 Amazing post!!

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    • pearlsandpencil
      April 17, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Music is my best, can’t go a day without it. You should definitely try. ❤❤❤

  3. Sedogan
    April 14, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Big sis, thanks for this one. I have to start a gratitude journal today, no more procrastinating.

    • pearlsandpencil
      April 17, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Seddieh love!!! Thanks for stopping by 😙😙

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    • pearlsandpencil
      June 3, 2017 / 8:13 pm

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