7 ways to reduce anxiety


July 1, 2014

Anxiety is paralysis of our mind and heart. It’s like all our excessive worry wraps around our desires and squeezes them inactive. To loosen the grip, seek out soul-nourishing remedies, like the ones here, and consider these 9 tips from Unstuck.

  1. Go to sleep earlier for seven days.
  2. Learn how to breathe properly. Shallow breathing causes anxiety.
  3. Volunteer.
  4. Read. It calms the soul.
  5. Go to a comedy club, or make plans with your funniest friend.
  6. Think about what makes you happy.
  7. Spend a week taking care of yourself.

Thanks to Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin for this list. You can find hundreds more ideas in their book The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery

Learn more about how Karen and Pam got unstuck at the52weeks.com.

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