Living with anxiety is a serious issue for so many of us. Millions of people who suffer from anxiety are constantly searching for a way to escape it. Learning to control anxiety is a long process that can’t be learned overnight.  However, there are many ways to cope with and reduce anxiety, and many of these are natural:

Exercise and Mood

Exercise serves as one of the best ways to reduce anxiety. To some, it may initially seem difficult and frustrating, but for so many people suffering from anxiety, exercise quickly becomes essential.  When we are physically active, our body releases endorphins that are responsible for new brain cell growth and stimulation needed to focus. It also helps promote higher self-esteem.

Studies show that exercise can help enhance people’s moods from mild to moderate, which is also necessary for reducing anxiety. Exercise is often considered a healthier alternative than taking medications to treat anxiety because, if performed correctly, it has virtually no downside.

Proper Mindset

Another way to help reduce anxiety is to nurture the proper mindset by focusing on the right perspective and mindfulness.

Many people suffering from anxiety view their life as a game, and not a fun one. However, they’re looking at the wrong things. Just because you experience  negative things doesn’t mean your life is negative, or that you should give up. You need to view those negative experiences as essential opportunities for you to
succeed in the future.

Adopting a positive mindset offers a huge array of benefits in your life. It prevents your body from reacting to those negative things happening in your life. It also
gives you a chance to live happier and more satisfied with the things that you already have, even the simplest things.

These are just two of the most significant and effective ways to reduce anxiety. There are many more approaches that range from changes in eating habits and emotional behaviors, reiki, meditation, to being more selective about your social circle. Improve your awareness of yourself. Take small steps. Pay attention to what
makes you anxious and learn how to deal with those situations little by little until you begin to feel in control of your anxiety.

Guided Visualization Meditation:

A soothing guided visualization meditation audio (with background music) for releasing negative thoughts and emotions.

This is a high quality 320 kbps MP3 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD audio file.

1 Track. Total run time: approx 9 mins 45 secs.

This meditation guides us to relax and release negative thoughts and emotions. We begin by practicing stillness and deep breathing, before introducing imagery of being in a field on a beautiful day, with occasional reference to the breath and including awareness of the body in relation to releasing negative thoughts and emotions.

Listen to a preview of this audio, to get a sense of the voice and music and to determine whether this resonates with you: