4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety

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"Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It"s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention.For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and color more of their daily life. And for still others, anxiety is a constant torture; a nightmare they can"t awaken from.Depending on your level of anxiety, there are some healthy coping strategies you can use to manage it.How often are you aware of your own thoughts? Our thoughts tend to bubble up from our subconscious without much control from our conscious mind. For those experiencing anxiety, many of these thoughts will be negative and frightening, although the majority will not be based in reality.Start to pay attention to the thoughts behind the feelings. Instead of thinking the worst will happen, challenge the thought. What is the realistic likelihood the worst will happen on a scale of 1 1.The more you do this, the more you will retrain your mind to process life differently.


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