Sometimes I feel like a small ship stranded at sea waiting for a large wave to come and capsize me at any moment. It's easy to get overwhelmed and feel like the only thing that will make everything better is a big bowl of ice cream or a good cry. I frequently let small things at at work, with friends, or family completely ruin my day. Like nope, game over, let's just move on to tomorrow. There is no rhyme or reason to what will affect me but when it does I am in a big ole mean funk (the funk is mean, not me). I have some new things that I have found to be very helpful for the aforementioned funk.
Calm.com (try and say that ten times fast) is the perfect escape when I find myself getting overrun with mindless worrying. I love being able to set a timer on a guided calm (I highly recommend these) or a timer for a quiet calm. Taking a few minutes out of my day for a little mediation works wonders for sorting out my thoughts, settling my nerves and in turn reduces my anxiety. Plus I always find it boosts my mood and productivity when I am done.
Yoga with Erin Motz of Bad Yogi has really improved my overall mood and stress level. I find that practicing first thing in the morning helps me start the day fully awake and ready to face any challenge. And another short session either after work or right before bed really helps me wash any of the day's worries or ick that has built up in me. Erin is really great for beginners (like myself) it takes some getting used to and I am still not perfect but I do find it to be a great addition to my day.
Pacifica is a new app that I stumbled upon the other day and while I haven't had a chance to really dive in and explore every part of the app, I was immediately interested. It seems like a perfect tool for those with high anxiety levels like me and has so many different functions like Mood Tracker, Relaxation Exercises, Experiments, to name a few, which are supposed help combat anxiety. I am hoping with frequent use of this app I can become better at managing my anxiety.
Hopefully some of these can help you whether you have anxiety or just have a lot going on in your life and need some ways to relax!