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The Magic Pill For Anxiety - By Alma Wellbeing

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Calming techniques to relieve anxiety

"It's all about finding the calm in the chaos" - Donna Karan


While it's true that you can’t control everything around you, you certainly can control your response to it. Anxiety is a common feeling that many adults experience when they encounter stressful or overwhelming situations. Though there is no magic trick to eliminate it completely, however, there are things that you can do to ease the staggering feeling and halt it from escalating the minute it starts to kick in.


Below are some tips to help you overcome your anxious feelings:


Box Breathing


No, it does not mean that you breathe into a box. Rather the breathing pattern is in the shape of a box: four even sides to the breath.


How to:


Take a moment by yourself to connect your mind with your body by focusing on your breath.


Inhale deeply and exhale completely.


Step 1: Breathe in counting to four slowly. Feel the air enter your lungs.


Step 2: Hold your breath for 4 seconds.


Step 3: Slowly exhale through your mouth for 4 seconds.


Step 4: Hold your breath for 4 seconds.


**Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you feel re-centered.


Become Aware Of The Story In Your Head


Sometimes we are enough to make ourselves feel miserable by telling ourselves sad or bad stories, whereas the reality is not so bad. When we’re experiencing anxiety, a lot of our thoughts are likely not grounded in reality. They’re stories, often grounded in a misperception of our worth.


Get into the habit of questioning and verifying the story in your head vs the reality. Ask yourself questions such as:


Is what I’m reacting to or feeling true?


What story am I telling myself?


Is this situation really as bad as it seems to be?


Move Your Body


Take time out to go for a jog or a walk, swimming or yoga, or any kind of non-hyperactive workout to center yourself and lower down your blood pressure. While performing any of these exercises focus on high vibrational positive thoughts that will make you feel safe, accepted, loved, and honored.


Last but not least; Anxiety isn’t a life sentence, it’s a call to create loving, long-term change. It’s a call to embrace nurturing “you” into the fullest expression possible … but you can’t do that if you’re not actually acknowledging what’s coming up”




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