13 Simple Ways To Reduce Anxiety & Practice Self-Care Every Day

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Whether you're prone to nervousness in the first place, what's going on in Washington is giving you heart palpitations, or you're experiencing some unpleasant combination of both, a lot of people could use some ways to reduce anxiety lately. One of the problems with anxiety, unfortunately, is that it makes itself seem insurmountable. You worry that you worry too much, then you worry that you won't be able to stop worrying, and suddenly, it's been six hours and you're still wedged in the corner of your bedroom, half-wrapped in a blanket burrito with one sock on. Well, maybe that's just me, but you get the general idea.

Outside of the disordered variety, anxiety is a natural part of life, so everyone develops their own way of coping. Sometimes, though, it's easy to forget to take care of yourself before you get overwhelmed with the infinite, boring responsibilities of being an adult. (Hint: If you watch Castaway and think living on a desert island with only a volleyball for company sounds like a lovely time, you're probably a little stressed out.) Finding the time to focus on yourself might appear to be a tall order, but there are plenty of super simple ways to practice self-care every day.