While we cannot always escape situations that induce anxiety, we can acknowledge and cope with those feelings. Physical and mental health are inextricably linked; our bodies and immune systems react in kind when we feel stressed out. Linda Darin created the Darin Method® with holistic healing principles in mind.
When those negative feelings creep in, use these helpful ways to relieve stress and anxiety to return to a state of healthy calm.
Reduce Your Screen Time
We carry tiny supercomputers everywhere we go! Social media encourages the endless scroll. All that information, all those advertisements, and all that bright blue light can overwhelm the brain. When you find yourself scrolling and idling on your phone for more than a few minutes at a time, put it down and redirect your attention to a positive source. This new pattern may include a household task, hobby, physical exercise, family pet, or a breath of fresh air outdoors.
Watch Your News Diet
As we find our footing in the 2020s, we acknowledge that we are firmly in the digital age. The 24-hour news cycle dominates many stations, increasing their viewership by stoking feelings of outrage—not a healthy emotion to maintain. The human brain cannot absorb the suffering of a whole planet, so avoid overexposing it.
Limit the amount of news you consume without shutting yourself off from the world. An hour a day is enough.
When you notice those feelings of anxiety overwhelming your life, step back and do a little self-inventory. What’s going on in your life? What stressors are taking up rent-free space in your mind?
Consider the benefits of holistic healing services to challenge those anxieties. It takes hard work on your end, but the Darin Method® aims to tackle harmful patterns and beliefs that are causing you stress.
Tap Into Creativity
So many folks end up practically handcuffed to their phones because those magic boxes are full of instant gratification. However, that constant stream of information can also cause anxiety. Social media is no substitute for an actual hobby.
Learn how to do something with your hands, preferably something that takes time. Creative hobbies are a low-stakes way to challenge yourself—who cares if your painting doesn’t get into the MoMA?—and a powerful way to develop patience.
Focus on Breathing
Try a few straightforward breathing exercises if you’re looking for a simple way to release some anxiety. Yoga flows help encourage deeper breathing while strengthening your core.
The 4-7-8 technique is a quick and easy way to clear your head. Inhale through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven, and release that breath with a whooshing sound for a total count of eight. Repeat as necessary and reboot your thought patterns.
Linda Darin has dedicated her life to providing holistic therapy and spiritual guidance to those who feel they aren’t living up to their potential. Try these helpful ways to relieve stress and anxiety and consider whether the Darin Method® is the path for you.