Do you ever just feel stressed out and sometimes you think it is for no reason?

Sometimes it helps to just put something on paper – it can help you not only determine the cause of what’s circling around in your anxious brain, but also become a way to cope with what you’re dealing with.

When you create a list you can break down the steps towards a goal in tiny manageable chunks.  Or you can just make a list of your favorite movies/books/tv shows, and it can help you get your mind focusing on one thing, you thinking about these favorites.

Mental health can sometimes feel completely overwhelming and at times unmanageable, but to get us through the storm, you can grab hold of a pen and paper and write out a list.

When you’re feeling anxious, try writing down all the things that are spinning around in your head.  For me it’s usually, can I get my work done in time, I need to manage my co-workers, when will I get my workout in, how do I find a date, will I be alone forever???  As I think about the things that make me anxious I tend to spiral down into a darker and darker hole, so what if I could get them out of my brain?

Putting together a list for helping with anxiety.

I just make bullet points and write down these anxious thoughts that I have, now they’re firmly in black and white on a piece of paper.

Next, I go through the list and rank the anxious thoughts based on how realistic they are, or if I’m just stressing out for nothing.

For example, “will I get my work done in time” is a realistic thought whereas “will I be alone forever” is unrealistic.

Putting together a list for helping with anxiety.

With the realistic thoughts, I make another list of all the things I need to accomplish to feel good about working through the anxiety.

Then I can do these tasks that will help me with my anxiety.  When you break them down, you’re putting them in more manageable chunks.

Sometimes I even like to put something on my list that I’ve already done, so I can cross it off.  When you cross something off the list, doesn’t it feel so good?

Putting together a list for helping with anxiety.

So why not start adding a list practice to your life?

But if you need more help with your anxiety, you can read more about what causes anxiety, especially during PMS here.

And if you need some help with anxiety and feeling anxious during your period, you can try Jubilance for PMS, the clinically proven OAA (oxaloacetate) supplement to help you with the stresses and ups and downs of your emotional PMS.



About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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