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4 Tips for Crushing Morning Anxiety

When morning anxiety strikes the hope and possibility of each new day is quickly replaced by fear, worry and hopelessness. 

Do you wake up in the early hours of the morning with feelings of impending doom, breaking out into a sweat, with shortness of breath? If so, don't worry. 

These symptoms can be treated to the point where you look forward to starting your day with hope instead of fear and anxiety.


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Symptoms of Morning Anxiety

So, have you experienced any of the following anxiety symptoms, especially during early morning hours?

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Feeling weak, dizzy or faint
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and fingers
  • Feeling a sense of terror
  • Breaking out in a sweat
  • Chest pains
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Feeling out of control
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia

While this form of anxiety has no specific cause, following these helpful tips can help you get rid of morning anxiety for good.

Tips for Banishing Morning Anxiety

1.  Accept Your Anxiety

Anxiety and fear are very real feelings, but that doesn't mean you have to give into them.  

Here's what I mean.

Say your anxiety centers around not getting to work on time and having your boss yell at you for punctuality. And yes, I'm being autobiographical here. 

Despite the fact that your heart is pounding, you're still in control. Yes, even when you feel like you're not.

Acknowledge the anxiety and the way it makes your body feel. Doing so will only feed the fear and make it feel bigger than it really is. 

So instead of fighting try just simply tell yourself to expect the anxiety, and when it does come know that you'll come out O.K. 

You can handle your anxiety!

2. Get Out of Bed 

Ok, so the insomnia bug bit you and you've woken up way too early. You're lying in bed enduring the racing thoughts, heart palpitations and dizziness, etc. wishing you could just catch a little more shut eye. 

When this happens, there's one thing you should do. Get out of bed A.S.A.P. 

Just lying in bed will only invite more anxiety. Go sit in a chair or on the floor and begin a deep breathing exercise. This may sound lame, but believe me, the breath is powerful. 

Why do you think meditation and yoga are so effective? The key is using your breath to focus your mind away from the anxious thoughts/symptoms. Breathing alone may not take the anxiety away but it is an excellent start.

Now, breathing exercises is just the start. While you're sitting in that chair they a little EFT.

3. Tap Away Anxiety with a Little EFT

For years, the emotional freedom technique (EFT) has been used to calm all types of anxiety. In a nutshell, this technique uses acupressure points to enforce positive believes and statements. I like to think of EFT as a combination of acupressure, positive affirmations, and meditation. 

If you find that obsessive thoughts and worries plague you in the A.M., EFT is a great way to calm the chatter. 

Click here to get more information on EFT here and see how it can help with your anxiety.

4. Be More Positive

Yes, I know this is easier said than done.  But the truth is being positive is actually quite easy if you do the following. Make positivity a habit which in turn may make morning anxiety a thing of the past.


I hope this article helps you on your journey towards better mental health.

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