More than 3 million adults and 1 in 8 children suffers from some level of anxiety. Anxiety is a very real part of many people’s lives today, but it doesn’t have to be a major player. The next time you are feeling anxious, let these 15 simple methods offer you a helping hand!
#1: The Ice Cube Method
Your mind is going wild with anxious thoughts, and perhaps you’re even on the verge of a panic attack. All you want to do is calm down your mind and relax. One simple trick to do this is to force your mind to think of something else. Simply grab an ice cube and hold it in your hand, letting it melt. You brain will be forced to deal with the extreme cold in your hand and focus all its attention on that. You’ll be able to relax for a few minutes and calm down your racing thoughts until the bout of anxiety passes. It sounds very simple, but trust me: it works!