12 Comfort Activities for When You're Feeling Anxious

Written By: Girl Tyler

We know that you have a lot on your mind right now. Even when things are going well and the good outweighs the bad, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Anxiety is super common these days. The world is reopening and everyone is feeling uneasy for a variety of reasons. While panic is settling in around you, you don’t have to give in to fear and anxious thoughts.

Exercise is often recommended to help combat stress and anxiety, but let’s face it...sometimes you just don’t feel like it and that’s okay! Easy does it, sis. Slow and steady is the only way to beat racing thoughts.

Effective therapy, consistent spiritual practice, and self-care rituals are key in managing stress, sometimes the best remedy is a hard reset. The next time anxious feelings creep in, put your phone on Do Not Disturb and try these comfort activities.

    1. Run a warm bath, drop in your favorite essential oils, pour a glass of wine, light some candles, and soak your worries away.
    2. Gather up your favorite photos and keepsakes from the past then have a hearty dose of nostalgia by scrapbooking.
    3. Go for a walk and recite positive affirmations.
    4. Declutter and redecorate your space.
    5. Binge your favorite feel-good films and TV shows.
    6. Write down everything in your life that brings you joy and tuck it away in a safe space to revisit for the next time you’re feeling drained.
    7. Turn on an Izzy & Liv playlist and dance your worries away.
    8. Unfollow social media accounts that make you feel crappy. (Trust me, this is VERY comforting)
    9. Call your best girlfriend. Laughter is healing!
    10. Try a new dessert recipe.
    11. Give yourself a pedicure.
    12. Meditate aka just breathe and exist. You don’t have to be on all the time. A reset will do the trick in calming your anxiousness.

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