Anxiety can be a difficult emotion to manage, especially when it seems like your mind is running wild with worry and fear.

It can feel like you’re stuck in an endless loop of negative thoughts that just won’t quit. Fortunately, there are some simple tips and techniques you can use to calm your mind during times of anxiety.

From breathing exercises to positive self-talk, these seven strategies will help you find the peace and stillness within yourself so that you can break the cycle of anxious thinking.

Whether you suffer from chronic anxiety or occasional bouts of stress, these tips will help bring balance back into your life and give you the tools to handle any situation with more ease.

Positive Self Talk

Positive self talk can be a powerful tool for calming the mind during times of anxiety. By speaking kind and gentle words to ourselves, we can help to change our thought patterns from negative ones to more balanced and healthy ones.

When we're feeling overwhelmed by anxious thoughts, it's important to take a few moments to focus on our inner dialogue and choose words that are supportive rather than critical.

Try to come up with affirmations or mantras that you can repeat in difficult moments, such as "I am strong" or "I can handle this."

Go into nature

Going into nature can help you feel better when you are stressed or worried. Nature can provide a peaceful and calming atmosphere, which can help lower your anxiety levels.

Being outside in the fresh air and away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be a great way to relax your mind, body, and soul. Taking a walk in nature or even just sitting outside for a few minutes can help clear your mind and give you some much-needed peace of mind.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Practicing mindfulness and meditation can also be a great way to calm your mind during times of anxiety. Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment, noticing our thoughts and feelings without judgment or criticism.

It can help us recognize when we’re getting caught up in anxious thinking patterns so that we can take steps to break free from them. Similarly, regular meditation can help us become more aware of our internal state and better able to control it.

Breathing Exercises

Deep breathing exercises are another simple strategy for calming the mind during times of anxiety. Taking slow, deep breaths helps lower heart rate, which in turn lowers levels of stress hormones such as cortisol.

Deep breathing can also help you focus on the present moment and break free from anxious thinking patterns.


Writing down your thoughts in a journal can be a great way to relieve anxious feelings and clear your mind. Writing helps us process our emotions and make sense of troubling situations, which can help reduce stress levels.

It can also be a helpful tool for problem-solving, as it allows us to explore potential solutions without getting overwhelmed by all the possible options.

Talk to Someone You Trust

Sometimes talking to someone who knows you well can make all the difference when it comes to managing anxiety.

Talking about your worries and fears with a trusted friend or family member can help put things into perspective and give you some much-needed perspective. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, talking to a therapist or counselor can also be helpful.

Get Enough Sleep

Finally, making sure that you get enough sleep is essential for managing anxiety. Lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of stress and worry, which can make it harder to manage your thoughts and feelings.

Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night and try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.

These seven strategies will help you find peace in times of anxiety so that you can focus on living your best life. Practice these techniques regularly and remember that you have the power to control your thoughts and emotions - no matter how overwhelming they may seem.

With practice, you can develop a healthier attitude towards anxiety and become more resilient in the face of it.

The most important thing to remember when dealing with anxiety is that it’s okay to feel anxious. It doesn't mean there is something wrong with you, it simply means your body is responding to stress or fear in a natural way.

The key is to find ways to manage your anxious thoughts and feelings so they don't take over your life.

By taking steps like speaking kind words to yourself, going into nature, practicing mindfulness and meditation, doing breathing exercises, journaling, talking to someone you trust, and getting enough sleep every night, you can learn how to cope with anxiety in healthy ways that will lead to greater peace and balance in your life.

With patience and practice, you can take control of your anxiety and live a more fulfilling life. Remember that you are strong and capable of managing your thoughts and feelings - no matter how overwhelming they may seem. With the right tools, you can learn to find peace in times of stress, worry, or fear and become more resilient in the face of it.

Author's Bio: 

Ambassador of JOY, Barry Shore, is a change maker and life transformer whose profound message of JOY is being embraced around the globe. A successful entrepreneur, Barry was afflicted suddenly with a crippling disease that left him a quadriplegic overnight. Barry’s decision to use this experience to better his life and the lives of others has opened a unique opportunity to find JOY in living regardless of circumstance. Barry’s Keep Smiling Movement has distributed over a million Keep Smiling Cards free to all. His radio show/podcast, The JOY of Living is heard worldwide with 100 thousand downloads per month. Barry founded the JOY of Living Institute, helping thousands of people learn to live in JOY every day. Barry is a charismatic, JOY-contagious speaker who captivates his audiences and elevates them to a new level of extraordinary. Embraced by numerous major media outlets and a host of well-known celebrities, Barry is a must-have speaker for your next event! Barry Shore has a best selling book on Amazon. Coming soon, his newest title: STRESS KILLS… JOY Heals.