For many of us, anxiety is something that we live with on a daily basis. It can be debilitating and make it difficult to function in our everyday lives. When we are constantly stressed, it's no wonder that we feel on edge all the time. The daily stresses of life wreak havoc on our nervous system. Fortunately, there are things we can do to help regulate our nervous system and reduce our anxiety.
When we are in a state of anxiety, our sympathetic nervous system is activated and we go into a stress response. This means that our bodies are preparing to escape from danger, which can lead to a whole host of physical symptoms like increased heart rate, shallow breathing, and tense muscles.
One of the best things we can do to counter this is to do activities that trigger our "rest and digest" state. This is where self-partnership comes in. This means taking care of ourselves and being our own best friend. When we are kind and loving to ourselves, we create a sense of safety within. This allows the nervous system to relax and heal.
One of the quickest and easiest ways (aka biohacking) to create a sense of safety within ourselves is through gentle self-touch. Practices like self soft touch send a signal from our bodies to our brains that we are safe and that it's OK to relax. When we are safe there is no need to be in a state of alertness.
This simple act can help reduce anxiety quicker than you probably think.
If you're struggling with anxiety, know that you're not alone. Millions of people deal with anxiety on a daily basis. And while it may seem like there's no way out, know that there are things you can do to help ease your anxiety and start regulating your nervous system so you can prevent the anxious thoughts from happening in the first place.
Start by being your own best friend and creating a sense of safety within yourself. Remember, reducing anxiety starts with self-partnership.
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