3. Associate words with happiness
Try to associate certain words with feelings. For example, you might want to use a word like ‘marshmallow’. Whenever you think of that word, think of a positive memory to go with it. If you train your mind to associate that word with positivity, when you’re feeling stressed or anxious you can take a deep breath and think about that word, or even say it out loud to calm you down.
4. Set aside five minutes to worry
Start a worry journal and write your thoughts down for five minutes. If you give space and time to the thoughts that are bothering you, they’re less likely to creep up at all hours of the day. Write it down and come back to it later, adding some perspective to your worries. The more unnecessary worries you see on paper, the easier it’ll be to dismiss them in the future.
5. Talk about it
We always recommend talking about your feelings, thought and fears. Whether it’s with a colleague, friend, or professional. We like to talk about anxiety in the office a lot, and recommend building a great support network who will help you when you’re panicked, stressed, or just having an anxiety attack.
6. Use a stress journal
The Stress Less journal will talk you through stress and anxiety in a refreshing way. With psychological tips and tricks, chapters for mapping your moods, tracking your habits and CBT tricks to untwist negative thinking. This journal will help you recover from a stressful day in a healthy way.