Four Morning Habits to Help Dramatically Reduce Your Anxiety
Mornings can be difficult, for those with anxiety. To wake up immediately feeling intensely anxious and filled with panic is a feeling I’d never wish on any other human being. It paralyzes your progress from the very moment you rise and off course leaves an imprint on the day. Isn’t it?
You need to do everything you can to manage it, if mornings are particularly difficult as they pertain to your anxiety, otherwise you run the risk of letting it affect the entire rest of your life– each and every day.
Below are four morning habits to help reduce your anxiety:
1. Quiet reflection; As a person, you might be a bit apprehensive about giving yourself quiet time, but a little morning silence can be quite valuable because it allows you the time to plan the day ahead and make sure things run smoothly in addition to giving you time to reflect on the previous day.
2. Pre-plan your breakfast and wardrobe; Your anxiety takes a ton of mental energy, so anything that helps conserve that mental energy makes a big difference. By pre-planning your breakfast and wardrobe, you reduce the number of decisions you need to make first thing in the morning, allowing you to relax and start your day in a good mood.
3. Don’t listen to the news or read social; There’s a lot of crap going on in the world right now. Everyone knows it, so there’s no use skirting around it.
It’s important to keep up with current events. So, do yourself a favor and be very intentional with what you let in first thing in the morning.
- Morning drink;The best choice is a green tea. Green tea has been shown to induce calm and improve focus and clarity, aside from increasing your energy due to the caffeine.
Plus, the perfect combination of L-theanine with that caffeine means you don’t experience any of the jitters that coffee typically gives you. (Reference taken from the goalcast).