Top 3 Ways to Reduce Anxiety NOW!
Hey everyone, Taylor here, owner and head instructor at Functional Taekwondo DFW.
I wanted to write to you today on the topic of anxiety.
As a martial arts instructor, business owner, and personal trainer, I have both experienced anxiety and seen it first hand when teaching kids and adults.
I once had a friend describe to me that anxiety is the anticipation of future pain, and I think that’s a great way to define it.
Maybe you experience it when you’re in a public place and your shirt is on backwards and you’re worried about the judgement of other people.
Perhaps your kids drop their grades in class and everyone see’s it, thinking they will be judged for it.
Or maybe someone says a set of words that “trigger” certain emotions that elicit anxiety.
Whatever the case may be, I’m going to give you 3 proven and effective strategies that can combat anxiety.
Now, I must say first that seeking help is not a bad thing.
So before you take a look at this list, I highly recommend you get help from a doctor if your case is severe.
1. Go outside
I was recently reading a book by Craig Ballantyne called Unstoppable. In this book, he mentions his severe anxiety attacks being alleviated by stepping outside. Not only has this worked for myself but other students of mine have tried this and it worked tremendously. Your first instinct will be to go to your room and lock the door, but trust me, that’s a bad idea.
You’ll be sitting in painful silence, and you’ll end up just talking to yourself in your head making the anxiety worse.
You may believe I’m going to try to pitch you to try out our classes. And I’ll be honest, yes I am! XD (Shameless plug is at the bottom of this post)
But it doesn’t have to be with me. Consider going for a walk every day, or playing with your kids. Do something you enjoy and your body and mind will thank you for it!
3. Emotional support
There used to a weird taboo for getting emotional help. While there are still some people today that shun people for joining social groups to combat their anxiety, there are lots of people there to support you.
Anxiety is not a matter of just “getting over it” as most people’s (uneducated) advice is. It’s a lifelong journey and process towards mastery.
Once you can battle anxiety and get rid of it for good, trust me, your life will feel like its been completely changed for you.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post, and if you did, please share it with a friend who needs to hear this message.
Have an awesome week!
– Taylor Kelley
Owner / Head Instructor Functional Taekwondo DFW
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