Given the fast pace of modern day life, it’s hardly surprising that anxiety is on the rise. In fact, sleepless nights are becoming so commonplace that it can be tricky to rest the mind at all. So, how do you silence your overthinking brain? How exactly do you stop worrying about the unknown? And how on earth to you rid yourself of unwanted negative thoughts and toxic energy? Luckily, there’s many soulful tools at your disposal that can help you feel more grounded, happy and at peace. Here are some of our favourites…
Meditate on this
Anxiety can find us fixating on past hurts or worrying excessively about the future – both of which prevent us from truly living in the present moment. Thankfully, maintaining a regular mindfulness and meditation practice can help us to stand back from our feelings, rather than getting caught up in them.
Reach out and connect
Anxiety can leave us feeling separated and alone, which in turn can leave us feeling even more on edge. Try going for a walk in the nature, or receiving a reassuring hug from a loved one the next time you’re feeling a little removed from things – both of these will help you feel more grounded and centred.
Write it down
It never rains, it pours – and negative thoughts can arrive in battalions whenever you’re feeling a little on edge. In fact, anxiety can be seen as a culmination of negative thoughts and emotions, so it’s important to be able to observe exactly what is occupying your mind. Journaling can be a great way of documenting this – once you see your thoughts on paper, you’re in a better place to be able to stand back from them and to notice them, rather than be consumed by them.
Craft yourself calm
Colouring in, painting and knitting are all tasks that can not only calm the mind, but distract it from negative rumination. In fact, the links between crafting and stress relief are numerous, so make sure you have some colouring pencils in your bag, just in case your mood changes.
Ask the angels
It’s easy to forget that the angels are always close by. In fact, Archangel Michael’s sword of light can cut through the energetic attachments to fear that might be crippling you – be sure to call on him if you’re finding it hard to break out of any repetitive thought patterns. What’s more, Archangel Jophiel can help you to harness optimism and positivity, so summon her if you’re looking to boost your happiness levels.
Make a sleep sanctuary
Sleep is a time for regulation and restoration, but anxiety can play havoc with our natural circadian rhythms. While you might find it tricky to get your recommended eight hours of shut-eye, creating a calm and peaceful environment will help you to relax – candles, pillow spray and chamomile tea can all work wonders, as can keeping technology out of the bedroom.