Tip #26: When feeling anxious, dance like there is no tomorrow.
The Why: Anxiety makes us associate the feelings of a quickening pulse and a shortness of breath with something very, very terrifying.
A way to overcome these panic-inducing symptoms is to reprogramme your mind to associate these feelings with something you love, something fun, something joyful.
Something like dance.
Also, dancing releases endorphins (the happy hormones) giving you a lovely little mood boost.
Obviously in public this may be slightly more difficult, but there’s nothing stopping you mentally choreographing a routine to your favourite tunes. Nothing keeps the mind occupied like deciding whether to do jazz hands or a pirouette in a mental dance debut.