I am prone to flashes of anxiety, and I've found that if I do 30 push-ups (modified, regular, or wall), that forces me to regulate my breathing and focus on something else. By the time I hit 30, usually, the "flash" has passed, and I've done something physically positive for myself as well!
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Each time you get frustrated, place a checkmark on your arm (wrist/forearm) or someplace hidden. At the end of the day if you can still remember what you were angry about write it down or tell someone close to you. If not think was it worth getting angry/upset over?
This is great for anxiety and depression and helps your self esteem and stress levels.
Stress can drive me so batty that I make bad decisions that compound the stress instead of relieving it. Traditional stress relief methods don't always work, but just a five minute prayer can lift the mountain of stress off my shoulders quickly.
Holiday anxiety often means slipping into bad eating habits. I try to always keep my life as free of stress and anxiety as possible. To do this, I start my Christmas and birthday shopping on January first of each year. I am ALWAYS finished with my holiday shopping before Thanks Giving Day comes around.198
One easy gift for kids is to give them an ornament for them to hang on their own trees when they grow up and move away from home. That way, they can take warm memories with them to warm their holiday home.253
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