Practicing everyday kindness can help relieve anxiety as well as brighten others’ days.
Here are three simple exercises you can apply to help ease anxiety. They can be applied “in the moment” when anxiety arises, and you can also practice them at home as a way to deepen your anxiety easing skills.
Gratitude is a natural human quality, but when we’re stressed we typically lose touch with it. Slowing down and tuning into our natural appreciation for life can help ease our anxiety.
Self-compassion is helpful for anxiety relief because it reduces judgement and self-criticism. When we’re kind to ourself even in difficult times, negative feelings and anxiety are less likely to dominate of our state of mind.