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Does anyone have any tips on chilling out after an anxious day please?

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BillHLovespoll

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I sometimes have days of extreme stress and anxiety, i feel the stress even when im home not doing much. And i can feel it overcoming me sometimes and i get lightheaded and feel all over the place, sometimes i just need a way to wind down so my stress levels dont go through the roof does anyone have any remedies for this? Like any hot drinks? A cold drink? Something to buy over the counter? If someone could help me wind down when having anxiety attacks or when im overally stressed id be extremley grateful :)
 
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Relaxing music, green tea with lemon, I paint or write to clear my mind, a warm bath, meditation or mindfulness practice.... Do a jigsaw puzzle .

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I do it the bad way and smoke weed.
The good way might be to go for a run, burn off some excess stress energy. Do something you relate to feeling spiritual like yoga, or meditation (YouTube has guided meditations). Maybe build yourself a ritual to decompress, make a chamomile tea (or whatever you like that feels relaxing/special), relax in a bath, listen to meditations, just find a few things you enjoy and build a wind down. OTC there are some herbal remedies like Kalms. Taking time to deep breathe every day is supposed to build resilience to anxiety.
 
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Some people use ted talks.

Watch something that used to make you laugh - if nothing on tv do a search for it on youtube or the like iplayer etc ...

Look at photos from happy days - read a funny book - google jokes of any kind - look at you tube cute babies or funny things kids say ...

Watch your football teams favourite moments - watch something inspirational like someone overcoming adversity !!!!!
 
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Some prayer, some Bach, some deep breathing, (maybe a little Facebook distraction), and a self shoulder massage.
 
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How do you chill? Well that ones easy. Listen to music, have some erbal tea youll be so chilled. I would recommed reggae music but thats entirely up to you. I know some people like to get hyped after a stressfull day. If you fancy it you could join a fitness class, ive heard good things about them helping with stress.
 
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I feel much more alert than usual this evening as I managed to make it down to the gym early evening and was in there for over an hour - its a minor miracle I got there - there always seems something more important than going down the gym ie making a cup of tea or another cup of tea etc. So yes that is a good way of forcing yourself out of a slump or a stressful period etc also.
 
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I suggest you try a number of things to see what works for you. Some very good suggestions here.

One that I find helpful when I've hit full crisis mode is to lower my body temperature quickly. This can be done several ways. Cold water in the bath or shower, placing an ice pack behind the neck or on top the head, running cold water on the inside of the wrists or squeezing an ice cube in each hand.
 
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I suggest you try a number of things to see what works for you. Some very good suggestions here.

One that I find helpful when I've hit full crisis mode is to lower my body temperature quickly. This can be done several ways. Cold water in the bath or shower, placing an ice pack behind the neck or on top the head, running cold water on the inside of the wrists or squeezing an ice cube in each hand.
Yes I have used cold showers or sponges at times or simply wetting your face in the basin etc... Certainly wakes you up and if you feeling groggy etc although the initial impact is a little uncomfortable - it definitely wakes me up very quickly... You have to be bit brave with this one though but yes I recommend it also...
 
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