If the summer's hectic pace and the loosely defined schedule have left you feeling off, now is the perfect time to take stock of what is bothering you. For those who struggle with anxiety, summer can make you feel out of control and overwhelmed. If that is the case, finding a way to soothe yourself and get your anxiety back under control is critical.
Here are some ways to help you regain control of your anxiety.
Use Your Vacation Time to the Fullest
Instead of using your days off to catch up on chores or attend appointments, use them for self-care. Take a painting class, read a book, go for a hike, or sit by the ocean and watch the waves. Adding fun and relaxation to your summer can help reduce the stress and anxiety you're feeling.
Being outside helps promote feelings of calm and well-being. Soaking up the sun and going for a run, walking the dog, riding a bike, or gardening can help you break the cycle of anxious thoughts. Fresh air and sunlight can help increase your body's production of serotonin and exercising or gardening can give you a sense of accomplishment.
Focusing on the here and now is another way to disrupt the cycle of anxious thoughts you may find yourself in. Try meditation or just sit quietly for a period of time each day and pay attention to the sounds and smells that surround you. Allow yourself to be present in the moment.
Plan a Trip
Whether you take a day away or a week, planning for a new adventure and experiencing a change of scenery is a great way to curb anxious thoughts and unwind. Book a getaway with your favorite travel partner and escape the everyday hustle and bustle. Even if it's just an overnight trip, you'll feel recharged and refreshed.
Train for a race or try a new way to challenge yourself physically. Overcoming your fears and anxieties can make you feel accomplished and may help reduce the amount of anxiety that you feel when you're asked to step outside your comfort zone.
Anxiety doesn't have to control the rest of your summer. Take back your life and call Legacy Freedom today to learn more about our holistic approach to mental health care. By combining traditional talk therapy with alternative treatment methods, we can help you learn to overcome your anxiety in healthy and productive ways. Getting to the root of your anxiety and understanding what triggers you is key to undoing the grip that anxiety holds on your life.
We have helped thousands of clients learn to live with their anxiety and find new ways to cope. With more than ten alternative treatments to choose from, our care team can create a plan of care that is tailored to your needs, goals, and interests.
Getting started is easy. Call or click to connect with our care team today and begin your healing journey with Legacy Freedom!