Hi! You are so not alone in the eating to cope with anxiety or stress. I too find myself doing the same at times.
I have found several ways to lower my anxiety or at make it manageable.
Try a 10 minute power walk. If the weather is too cold march in place for 10 minutes. It really helps to ease the tension in your body and exercise promotes the feel good endorphins.
I love scented candles. I will light one and sit in a chair and put my feet up and enjoy the scent. If you have allergies, try an unscented candle, turn off the lights and enjoy watching the candle flicker or practice deep breathing.
Hot baths are another thing I have found helpful. 15 minutes in a bubble bath or just nice relaxing hot water. You can always make it dark and put candles in bathroom too.
Do you enjoy reading? I know it's hard to read when your anxiety is way up there, but perhaps reading some poems or relaxing magazines, or even spark pages and blogs.
Listening to relaxing music and deep breathing along with it I have really found helpful. Youtube has some wonderful relaxation music and guided deep breathing exercises.
I hope these ideas help. Please let us know what you try and how it works for you!
Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
Co-Leader of Dealing with Anxiety Team!
Co-Leader of L.I.F.T Ladies in Fellowship together
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