Simple, Fun Activities For When Anxiety Strikes

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Anxiety is truly one of the most crippling things out there, and like other mental illnesses, it’s often not physically visible people. Those who don’t have anxiety find it difficult to understand.

The thing with anxiety is, it has so many forms and also so many triggers - in fact, you may even have more than one form of anxiety as well as multiple triggers for each form, which can make diagnosis and treatment all the more difficult.

However, it’s still important steps are taken to ensure anxiety isn’t allowed to take over your life, and while we’re certainly not saying that you can just switch it off by doing something fun like watching a movie or exercising - if only, right? These things can help alleviate the symptoms when anxiety does decide to strike and can at least make it slightly more bearable.

In this post, we’re going to share with you some simple and fun things you can try when anxiety strikes that can actually be rather effective in helping you feel a bit better - even if it doesn’t feel like it in the moment when all you want to do is hide under the covers and sleep your life away.

It’s important to mention that while some of these tips may work for some people, they won’t work for everyone because we’re all different and anxiety affects us all in different ways, so don’t feel like you have to force yourself to do something that you really feel could make your anxiety worse.

Feel good movies:

As we all know anxiety is something that impacts our thoughts, allowing ourselves to disconnect from these thoughts is a good way to alleviate some of the feelings that anxiety creates. This can be done quite effectively through feel good movies that lift our spirits and allow us to focus on something positive, such as romance or comedy movies. There’s not even any real need to concentrate on the storyline, but just the background noise and other aspects can offer enough of a distraction. If you’re traveling or due to your location find yourself unable to find the movie you’d like to watch, then have a quick search online for the

Get fresh air:

Fresh air can be such a blessing for anyone suffering with anxiety or depression and although it’s such a simple thing it really does work. Especially if you’re able to find a more quiet spot in nature. Nature truly does have healing properties, so if anxiety strikes and doesn’t seem to heading away anytime soon, then a nice walk could really help you.


If you don’t feel like going outside, but want to move around and be distracted, then cooking can be a great distraction for when anxiety strikes. This is not about cooking for everyone else, but simply taking the time to create or work with a new recipe, such as a cake or just a meal that you’ve never made from scratch before. Plus, hopefully by the time you’ve finished cooking you’ll have gained an appetite for some nutritious home cooked food.

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