12 Things People Do in the A.M. to Relieve Anxiety


Morning aren’t always the easiest. This can be especially true for people with anxiety. The stress, worry and angst can greet them with the morning sun. So we asked our Mighty readers who experience anxiety what they do in the morning to help. For the person with anxiety, or anyone who is struggling to get a good start to their day, these ideas might come in handy

1.I tell myself why I’m grateful to have woken up.” — Amanda Keehn

2.I lace up my sneakers and run. On days I don’t run, my anxiety level is topped out.” — Jennifer Peterson

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3. “I watch my daughter sleeping. The most peaceful thing in the world.” —Bailey Sonday

4.I have a warm bath in the mornings, sometimes with bubbles or epsom salts. It helps start the day off a bit calmer.” —Chriss Tate

5.Read. A chapter of a good book calms my mind beautifully.” —Michelle B. Landers

Woman in library reading book with text "Read. A chapter of a good book calms my mind beautifully." Michelle B Landers

6. “Cuddles with my cat or bunnies; even if I don’t want to get out of bed, they need me, and it’s nice to start the day with a success.” —Faith Merryn

7. “I listen to music. Most the time if I’m out the house I have headphones in. Sometimes it helps calm me a little.” —Katie Louise Krzyanowski

8. “Deep breathing.” —Andrea Kaminski

Woman in the woods closing her eyes contentedly with text "Deep breathing." Andrea Kaminski

9. “Five extra minutes in bed because my bed is my first love, and maybe a hot shower, which is comforting if I have to wake up extra early!” —Eudora Chuah

10.I take meds. Also, breathing and tapping exercises!” —Deborah Valentine

11.Yoga!” —Arielle Smith

12.I eat a healthy breakfast.” —Anique Brito

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If you have anxiety, what are some things you do to relieve your anxiety in the morning? Let us know in the comments below.

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