I will preface this by saying I am also in weekly therapy and have been taking an anti-depressant for the last month and a half or so. However, it can't hurt to start the anti-anxiety process with these habits but I do recommend anyone hesitant about seeking out help to do it! You will feel so much better and have a support system.
READING A GOOD BOOK
A CUPPA TEA
NIGHT TIME YOGA
I have been really focused on bettering my vinyasa, which is a more core intensive yoga that is meant to wake you up but also wanted to try a slower flow yoga meant to help you relax and prepare for sleep. This also goes into mindfulness as bed time yoga typically consists of lotus meditation, savasana, knee hugs, and other twists mostly on your back. Also, it does wonders if you're sore from sleeping in weird positions. Some videos I recommend are by Tara Stiles and PsycheTruth as they are perfect for beginners and intermediate yoga nerds.
I figured I would talk a little bit about my own journey of combating severe anxiety and depression and thought this was a good starting point. I'm definitely not telling you what to do or saying it will absolutely help but I believe it can lead to healthier habits. To be a happy nerd means to be happy both internally and externally! :)
What routine or habits do you have to help you relax at the end of a stressful day? Let me know!
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