How to Practice Self-Care When You're Feeling Anxious

How to Practice Self-Care When You're Feeling Anxious

Anxiety can often feel like an uninvited guest, imposing and demanding attention. Yet, even when life keeps refilling its glass, there are ways to tame its intensity.

Let's explore some effective strategies to alleviate stress and manage those anxious feelings as part of our soothing guide to self-care.

1. Welcome Your Feelings:

When anxiety strikes, our instinct might be to push it away. But consider a different approach: instead of trying to banish these feelings, simply observe them without judgment. Allow your mind to acknowledge the anxiety without letting it take the driver's seat. This approach can help quiet the chatter in your mind and make room for peace.

2. Cultivate Mindfulness:

Being present in the moment is a powerful antidote to anxiety. By focusing your attention on the here and now, you can prevent yourself from being swept up in worrying thoughts about the past or future. Whether it's through meditation, breathing exercises, or simply savouring your morning coffee, there are many ways to practice mindfulness in everyday life.

3. Connect with Nature:

Immersing yourself in nature is a wonderful way to ground yourself when you're feeling anxious. Whether it's a walk in the park, gardening, or simply watching the clouds pass by, engaging with the natural world can offer a refreshing perspective and help dissipate anxious feelings.

4. Physical Activity:

Physical exercise is not just great for the body, but for the mind too. A regular workout routine, yoga, or even a brisk walk can release endorphins, the body's natural mood lifters. Not to mention, it can be a healthy distraction from anxious thoughts.

5. Reach for The Self Care Bucket List:

One of the cornerstones of managing anxiety is to practice self-care. The Self Care Bucket List can be your roadmap to cultivating self-love and care during anxious times. This engaging card game offers a variety of calming activities designed to uplift your spirits and help manage anxiety. From journaling your thoughts to trying a new relaxation technique, these cards offer a gentle push towards self-care.


Anxiety might be an unrequested cocktail, but there are ways to navigate its tricky flavors. With a little self-care and some mindful practices, you can learn to manage anxiety and bring balance to your life.

And remember, the best companion on this journey can be the person looking back at you in the mirror. Let The Self Care Bucket List be your guide, helping transform anxious moments into opportunities for personal growth and understanding. Just as we'd adjust the ingredients to make a cocktail more palatable, so too can we tweak our responses to anxiety, making life that much sweeter.

Tiffany daSilva

Tiffany DaSilva is the founder of and lover of all things self care, chihuahuas and cross stitch. You can read her posts about how she handles the day to day using mindfulness and self care here on Pitter Patter! Flowjo's lifestyle blog.

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