Exercise is excellent for both your physical and mental health. Regular exercise helps both reduce stress and work well as medicine to ease anxiety for many people. And it’s not only a short term fix; many people can experience anxiety relief up to several hours after exercising. Here are these 7 tips to help get you started in a regular exercise routine.
How to finding a peaceful environment?
First, work on finding a peaceful environment when starting a regular exercise routine. Anxiety is often exacerbated by a bustling, distracting environment. The easiest way to calm your anxiety may be to go for a walk or run in the park. If you live in an apartment, try walking around the block and observing the quietness and peace. If you live in an office, try to find a quiet place to sit during the day and focus on things like the weather or good thoughts. A simple exercise of meditation regularly will also help ease anxiety and help you cope with stress.
Another great exercise that you can do that will help you ease anxiety is mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation is where you focus on your breathing. It’s easy to fall into a distracting daydreaming while paying attention to your breath. But if you find yourself slipping into this state, gently return your focus to your breath. It may feel awkward at first, but try it for about ten minutes a day and you will find it improves your mood and relax your mind. With consistent practice, you will find yourself more able to stay calm in stressful situations.