1. Focus on things outside of your brain
Don’t think about cheese.
Did you think about cheese? Of course you did.
The thing is, trying not to think about anxiety (or cheese) usually makes you think about that stuff even more. It’s just the way our brains work. Instead, try shifting your focus onto something else.
Anxiety can make it feel like the world is caving in and it can be really hard to stop the spiral. Sometimes the best way to deal with it is to do something you enjoy doing.
Got a niche hobby? It doesn’t matter if you’re into unicycle hockey or collecting rocks, just do something you love. Watch TV, listen to music, play football with your mates - whatever it is will help you get out your head.
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