LIFESTYLE | Health

6 Effective Ways to Relieve Anxiety during Lockdown

Including helpful music & apps
By Vanessa Haber
24 Mar,2020

Everyone is panicking right now over coronavirus, Thus feeling anxious and stressed all the time. It is important to weight off your shoulders all that stress to avoid any tensions at home and for your own mental health.

How to relieve stress during lockdown?

 

  • Workout

Regular exercise helps you lower stress and anxiety by releasing endorphins, the happy hormone, in your body and improving your sleep and self-confidence. Actually, physical stress relieves mental stress.

  • Reduce Caffeine

Although many studies proved that taking caffeine in a moderate quantity might have a positive impact on your body, however, consuming high quantity of caffeine can increase stress and anxiety.

  • Aromatherapy

Try aromatherapy at home to reduce stress and anxiety, by lighting a scented candle or using essential oils that have calming benefits, such as: Lavender, rose, bergamot, roman chamomile, sandalwood, orange blossom and geranium.

  • Hobbies

Take advantage of your time spent at home to practice your favorite hobbies. Whether you love drawing, painting, dancing, singing, making crochets, sewing, cooking or reading a book… every hobby will help you in relieving negative energy.

  • Apps to manage anxiety

You can also download some anxiety management apps on your phone to relax and improve your mood. Here are some suggestions:

 

VIBE: Calm, Focus, Sleep

Meditopia

Mind Shift

Self-Help for Anxiety Management

Happify

Breathe2Relax

Calm

 

  • Soothing Music

Listening to music can have a very relaxing effect on the body. Listening to your favorite song or music will have the same effect. Also, classic, slow tempo music and nature sounds can be very calming and soothing. You can find soothing music playlist on different online streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Anghami, Deezer… Here is a suggestion of soothing music on YouTube: