As adults with ADHD, we are prone to Anxiety.
Even if you’re not an adult with ADHD, you probably found this article because you were experiencing some anxiety.
It happens to everyone at some point and nobody wants to feel it. You just want it to end. Now.
So I’ll get right to the point. You’re here to calm yourself down, and I’ve got ten ways to help you do just that. Take your pick or try them all. It’s up to you.
10 Ways to Calm an Anxious Mind
- Take an Epsom Salt Bath: I mentioned this in last week’s article. Epsom Salt Baths are my absolute favorite go-to for any type of bad mood, especially anxiety.
- Eat some Honey: Among other things, honey reduces inflammation. Which means it will help reduce depression and anxiety. You can combine it with other things to make it work even better too.
- Eat a Mango: Mango contains a compound called linalool that helps lower stress levels.
- Chew Gum: Just a few minutes of chewing gum can reduce anxiety and lower cortisol levels.
- Try Progressive Relaxation: Just squeeze super hard, hold, release, and repeat. Here’s a more detailed description on how to do it.
- Try Cold Water: Drop some cold water on your wrists and behind your earlobes. There are major arteries right underneath the skin, so cooling those areas will help calm the whole body.
- Stretch: You’ll relieve muscle tension, which will help to calm you. You can even do it on the go.
- Get out in Nature: Even a 15 minute walk in the fresh air does miracles for the mind and the body. Nature is proven to help with basically everything, including Anxiety.
- Sniff some Citrus: The smell of citrus apparently helps reduce Anxiety.
- Literally smell the coffee: Sniffing your cup of Joe can actually reduce stress levels.
Alright, that’s all I’ve got. I hope something on this list helped you out. If it did, I’d love to hear about it. You can tell me all about it in the comments section! I hope you’re enjoying the short-form content lately. I’ve been practicing my short-form writing so some of these articles can be a little more bite-sized and to the point for you. But of course, I’ll still be doing plenty of long-form writing because honestly I can’t help myself most of the time!
Until Next Time,
Keep Calm and Grow On