5 ways to relax in an anxious situation

Often I can find myself in a situation I don’t want to be in. Busy places, large crowds, loud music are all things that sometimes don’t agree with me. Think social events, parties and big gatherings, that’s what I am going to be basing this post on.

I thought today, along with Larissa from https://lifeoflarissablog.wordpress.com/, I would share my top tips for feeling less anxious in these sorts of situations. Go check her post out, which will be going up at a similar time to this, where she will share 5 more tips about how to try to stay anxiety free in difficult situations. If you enjoy this post, I may do another similar one, discussing how to stay calm in airports or train stations, as that is something I struggle with too.

Go in with an open mind. If you approach a situation, whether it is a party or a performance, with the premotion that you are going to end up leaving because of anxiety, it’s more likely to happen. You’ll get yourself worked up, and then feel on edge all night/day because of it. Stay calm to begin with, and then it is less likely those negative beings will find their way into your brain. 

Surround yourself with people that understand. Make sure you have someone there, whether physically or just a text away, to call on to rescue you. Whether you need an excuse to go (think nerve wracking date) or a lift home, it’s good to have someone at hand that gets you. 

Check your exits and know your “escape route”. Whether you need one to get a bit of fresh air or your anxiety is based on something happening and you need to get out, it’s good to know how you would leave if necessary. 

Take it slow. Remember to breathe. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself! Tell yourself you will leave a bit earlier if need be, it’s okay. Don’t set too high expectations, it could end up with you feeling disappointed if not. 

Make the most of it! Whatever you’re doing, enjoy yourself. Find the fun in every situation. Eat good food, drink nice drinks. Spend time with your friends or family. Take a minute out too if you want. Just have fun, as I always say, it’s better to regret the things you do than the things you don’t do. You’ll only regret not going if you don’t attend what you want to. Trust me, I know this from experience.

I hope you found this post helpful. Be sure to share anymore tips you have down below or on my twitter/instagram @tamzinlena.

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx


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