10 Minute Guided Meditation for Anxiety and Overthinking
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This meditation for anxiety and overthinking has been designed as a short mindful meditation to make you conscious of your anxiety whilst at the same time giving you the tools and techniques needed to reduce it.

Anxiety and overthinking affect all of us from time to time, some more often than others but the most important thing to remember is that when you are overthinking or suffering with anxiety, it's rarely the situation itself that is the problem but more often the way you're thinking about it. What that means is that you have the ability to reduce your own anxiety in the moment and stop overthinking if you can develop the right tools to help yourself.

So how do we stop overthinking and is there any cure to help relieve anxiety. The answer is yes and it's all about learning to focus on the right things at the right time and get out of your own head. Anxiety and overthinking are the worry about what's about to happen or what could happen and these thoughts easily spiral usually in a negative way.

One of the most effective instant cures for overthinking and best ways to reduce anxiety is through the use of the breath. The act of slow deep breathing not only fills your body with fresh oxygen and helps to slow your heart rate, but it also gives you something you can control to focus on. This is the most important part as when we're feeling anxious and overthinking it's usually due to something we feel we can't control.

Anxiety and overthinking usually come hand in hand so how else do we stop them before they attack us? Well by being aware of how our body is feeling when they strike can go a long way to quick and effective anxiety relief. Tension, stress and tightness in our bodies are a key indicator that we may be suffering from anxiety without being consciously aware of it so pay attention to how your body feels and focus on relaxing it consciously as much as possible. 

One of the most important things to remember when anxiety and overthinking strike is that as powerless as we can sometimes feel, this is a situation inside your own head that you can learn to control. How your mind and body respond and what you do about it is something you can decide is up to you.

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