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Archive for November 12th, 2020

25 Anxiety Beating Tips for the End of the Semester

Anxiety triggers can come from many different places – exams, coursework, job searching, social distancing, world news, and more.  But you can find anxiety beating tips from tons of different places, too. Here’s a round-up of 25 hacks to help you manage anxiety as we get closer to the end of the semester. The sources for these tips come from all over, from NPR to Pop Sugar.

Check out the inspiration for these tips in recent articles by Bon Appetit, Harvard Medical School, NPR, Buzzfeed, Self, Peace Health, LifeHack, Woman’s Health Mag, PopSugar and Mental Floss.

  • Stretch when you get up in the morning.
  • Move around to your fav playlist.
  • Meditate in everyday situations, like while washing your hands.
  • Schedule breaks.
  • Don’t focus on things too far out into the future.
  • Set your bedtime, and stick to it.
  • Avoid alcohol and heavy meals shortly before bed.
  • Keep the temperature in your bedroom cool and avoid using electronic devises there.
  • Don’t nap past the napping hour. The napping hour is 3:00pm.
  • Tone done scrolling social media.
  • Look for hope, even in troubled times.
  • Do a simple breathing exercise.
  • Journal a few minutes, either on an app or on old school paper.
  • Treat the uncertainty of anxiety like it’s a normal part of life.
  • Make a list of what you can really control.
  • Go outside, even for a little bit.
  • Don’t check the news before bedtime.
  • Get crafty and creative.
  • Volunteer or otherwise help others.
  • Hang out with happy or inspiring people.
  • Eat plenty of fiber and colorful foods.
  • Identify anxiety triggers you have.
  • Seek the help of a professional counselor.
  • Search “anxiety playlist” on Spotify.
  • Think about the worst-case scenario – but only for five minutes of your day.