Six Mindfulness Strategies that Reduce Anxiety

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One undeniable side effect of our modern world is the rise of anxiety among individuals. Studies show a steady uptick in anxiety, and it’s obvious almost anywhere you look. Whether in the news, on social media, or in your daily interactions with others, anxiety is woven into the fabric of most of our lives.

Six Mindfulness Strategies that Reduce Anxiety

Without proactive and intentional actions, it can be easy for anxiety to take over your life. So here are six mindfulness strategies to help tame and reduce anxiety:

  1. Meditation – Meditation is a form of mindfulness you can use in whatever way suits you. Setting an intention, repeating a mantra, following a guided meditation, or practicing emptying the mind can all help reduce anxiety. The key is experimenting to find what works for you.
  2. Journaling – Journaling is a mindfulness strategy that most people either love or hate. If journaling appeals to you, there is great benefit in getting your thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Just the simple act of writing down your worries, concerns, or jumbled thoughts can help reduce anxiety.
  3. Movement – Our bodies are meant to move, and practicing mindfulness includes tuning into the body just as much as the mind. Giving your body the movement it craves will help release those ‘feel good’ hormones and lower anxiety.
  4. Nature – Simply getting out in nature is also a useful mindfulness strategy. Tuning into the melody of chirping birds, the gentle sounds of the babbling brook, or the sweet silence of a forest can help bring you into the present moment.
  5. Gratitude – When we’re anxious, it can be difficult to find anything to be thankful for. But intentionally focusing on gratitude can disrupt an anxious spiral just enough to bring some relief.
  6. Seeking help – Sometimes, the most mindful thing to do is to recognize that you need some help dealing with anxiety. When your anxiety just won’t ease up despite your best efforts, turn to an experienced, caring professional who can help you navigate your anxiety.

The office of Dr. James Campbell, LLC is here to help you reduce anxiety through proven interventions and attentive support. Reach out today to schedule an appointment.