Hacks for Anxiety You Need to Know
Everyone can agree that anxiety sucks and knowing about everyone’s secret hacks can end up being a game changer.
Hacks for anxiety are something to be shared in the mental health community; because you just never know who may need them.
I feel like it’s a pretty important topic.
Life can be overwhelming with all of the demands that come at us on a daily.
That is why having some life hacks for anxiety can really help!
Sometimes the little things we deal with in life get blown up to be made a big deal because there are so many little things taking over that it literally begins to deplete you mentally!
Ugh those days are draining my friend, I feel you.
Sometimes it seems impossible and you don’t know where to start in getting it under control, so here in this post there are 5 hacks you can start doing today to help relieve anxiety. These can tremendously help in reducing those anxious feelings (when honestly your just trying to relax at home).
For a less detailed list & for more inspiration check out my list of 60 healthy habits here!
First thing is first,
Organize the piles of paperwork taking over the counter to get some mental clarity.
I am totally preaching to the choir here because I HATE going through paperwork and it seems to build up so quickly with mail, work stuff, and kids being in school and all that Jazz.
I get that it can be time consuming.
So here is what I do:
Make a place for all of your important paperwork, first of all.
Then, begin throwing away all of the outdated flyers, deadlines, and I begin to open all mail that’s been unopened and throw away all of the envelopes and extra papers and ads (you don’t ever use anyways).
Make a file pile for important stuff and kids school work, a shred pile, and a receipt pile which usually goes in a bin of it’s own.
Put everything where it goes accordingly and BOOM it’s done.
Clean out old bathroom products to feel less overwhelmed with options.
I started doing this last year and it reduced my clutter and crap taking over my bathroom immensely, and I didn’t realize how anxious it was really make me while getting ready every day.
So, what I started to do was check the throw-out date on all of my bath, body, and beauty products.
Yes, most bath and body products will tell you how long to keep until it’s time to throw out!
Look for this little dealio on the back of every product and it should tell you how long you can keep it for before it’s considered garbage.
Drink enough water to help your body maintain a healthy ph balance.
It sounds so simple, but truth is a lot of us are not drinking enough water every day!
They say to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water every single day!
Not gonna lie.. that’s a struggle for me most days. But, I can tell you from experience that when I do follow along and keep track, I feel SO much better.
It’s amazing what being slightly dehydrated can do to your anxiety let alone your body itself!
Set a timer on your phone, change up your water bottles, whatever you have to do just make sure you get the water in.
Purge the Fridge and let go of what you aren’t even using.
I know some of you mamas are amazing at cleaning out your fridge and freezer often but for some of us, that’s like the very last thing on our mind.
So, what I do, is every month (every two months realistically) I go through all of the bottles of condiments and everything that’s gotten pushed to the back, and I throw away everything outdated.
Surprisingly, a lot of condiments don’t last as long as you think they would!
I ended up throwing out a garbage bag of outdated, freezer burnt, and old food last month! Amazing what checking the dates can do for saving space, right?! Hacks like these help with anxiety because if you are like me, too much stuff around physically really overwhelms me.
Match your sock basket so everyone can stop asking you for socks.
That basket gets overwhelming for us sometimes and we don’t even realize it.. and yes, it creates irritation for the whole entire family when no one can find a darn pair of socks to wear for the day and they are in a hurry!
For some reason us mamas are always to blame… ugh.. save yourself! Lol
Schedule your appointments in your schedule book earlier than they are so you stop being late.
This is one of those hacks for anxiety that i just recently acquired along this journey; and it really does help me. Its completely changed the game for me because i really have been a late lass. If you have known me or any amount of time you will know that i have always been struggling to be on time.
I am not sure why or if its in my blood, or what. But, all i can do is try my best to work with it.
So what i do is set my alarm on my phone for every appointment and i write in the title the time of the appointment; and i lie to myself. No really, i do. And every time, just about, i fall for it. lol
Most of the time i give myself about 2o extra minutes so if i have an appointment at 10 i tell myself and my calendars that its at 9:30.
Try it, see if it helps you:)
I saved my favorite for last…
A few years ago i took a beginners yoga class at a local gym and i really enjoyed it. I learned so much about my body, about breathing, and what a true stretch actually feels like. I’m thankful for the things i learned the, because they have really helped me move forward to now.
I have since then, incorporated several stretches in my everyday routine that i believe help me.
There are so many free resources out there just by doing a quick google search. You can find videos, written tutorials, and all kinds of blog posts written by other people who have documented what has worked for them. My most favorite yoga stretches that i use just about every single day are:
Beautiful images from forteyoga.com
- Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
- Padangusthasana (Big Toe Pose)
- Bitilasana (Cow Pose)
- Uttana Shishosana (Extended Puppy Pose)
- Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
Are you relieved a little now??
I hope so😉