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How Do You Relax Your Mind And Body From Anxiety?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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How do you relax your mind and body from anxiety? Implementing breathing techniques is one of the best tricks to help you with managing stress as well as releasing anxiety or anger that you may have. If you are angry or have anxiety, just take short shallow breaths for a couple of minutes and do this while closing your eyes.

Breathing Exercises

 A three-part breathing technique is taking a deep breath in and exhaling fully while monitoring your body. Another breathing technique is slowing down your exhalation making it twice as long as your inhalation.

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Close your eyes for about 3 minutes and visualize you being calm and think positive thoughts. And think of things that make you feel good. Doing this will help relax your mind and body. If you can think of positive things that make you feel good and make you feel confident. Then this positive thinking will help relieve you feeling anxious.

Relax

Relax your body and take a nap as that will help you to sleep off any anxiety or anger. When your body and mind are in a restful state visualizing positive things will help you tremendously.

Exercise

Exercise is one of the best ways to release any anxiety or anger. The problem won’t go away but the anxiety and anger will dissipate through exercise. The cardiovascular exercises can be jogging, walking, swimming, cycling, etc. You can even lift weights, pump iron, and incorporate resistance training exercises. And that can be body weight exercises, weight-training, resistance bands, etc.

Get Fresh Air

Getting some fresh air can help relieve your anxiety, tension, and anger. A change of scenery or environment can improve your mood.

Fuel Your Body

Research studies have shown that drinking green tea can help with anxiety and reduce the body’s stress response. Studies have also shown that chewing on dark chocolate can boost brain health and relieve stress.

Music

Listening to your favorite music can help calm your mind and body. Whether you use headphones or you don’t sometimes listen to your favorite song can ease your mood, relieve your anxiety, and make you feel better.

Write In A Diary

Writing your thoughts in a notebook when you have anxiety or when you are angry is a form of therapy. Writing how you feel can help calm you down and can help transfer that anxiety or anger to paper.

Laughter

Watching something funny in a TV show or movie can help you take your mind off what is causing your anxiety or anger. Laughing at something that is funny can generate positive moods and feelings.

Venting To A Friend

Sometimes being able to vent to a loved one or close friend can help transfer that anxiety or anger out of your body. Just having a friend listen to you vent without responding can be so helpful to your anxiety or anger.

“Implementing breathing Techniques is one of the best tricks to help you with managing stress.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is there are a lot of things you can do to relax your mind and body from anxiety or anger. And some of those things are exercise, getting some fresh anger, venting to a friend, breathing techniques, taking a nap, and resting your body, journaling, etc. All these things collectively are helpful to relaxing your body and mind.

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References

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  2. Koch SC, Riege RFF, Tisborn K, Biondo J, Martin L, Beelmann A. Effects of Dance Movement Therapy and Dance on Health-Related Psychological Outcomes. A Meta-Analysis Update. Front Psychol. 2019 Aug 20;10:1806. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01806. PMID: 31481910; PMCID: PMC6710484.

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