- Jul 3, 2016
Sometimes I find myself ruminating about my situation, and when that happens, the anxiety takes hold and my mind runs away with it and catastrophizes the worst possible outcome for whatever situation I'm focusing on at the moment. I try to manage my anxiety with natural methods rather than medication, and sometimes distraction or deep breathing can help me refocus my energy. Other times I need more, though, and when that happens, I find that physical activity and a change of scenery can help get my mind off of the situation. Depending on the weather, I might take a drive, go for a walk, or even just do some housework. Changing my location seems to reset my brain, and even encountering different sights can help in that regard. Focusing on a physical activity such as washing the car, cleaning the tub, or even doing some crafts, can give me a break from the excessive worrying, and decrease my anxiety.