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A New Look for Anxiety - The Anxiety Worry Ring

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When you have anxiety you should not take any substitute to get proper treatment but there are a few things you can do to get better from anxiety.

To help with anxiety it is essential that you learn new and healthy coping strategies. It's also beneficial to have a device to help you calm down during times of intense anxiety. One such item is an anxiety or worry ring.

This is a ring that you can spin while wearing it, but it also acts as a pretty piece of jewelry and is less obvious of a fidget.  It usually has several beads locked into place at the top that you can rotate with your fingers while the rest of the ring remains stationary. 

The anxiety ring is believed to have come from ancient Tibetan meditation traditions, and is called a worry ring because the act of spinning is believed to have calming effects on the mind and body. While the ring alone is unlikely to reduce your anxiety there are ways to use the ring that can be very valuable.

Most people with anxiety are aware of the need to fidget with something when they're feeling anxious. Anxiety rings are designed with this in mind. They're a healthy, less obvious way to move your hands when you feel that you need to be fidgeting. You can spin the beads with your fingers and take deep breaths to experience a more calming state.

Fidgeting in general is considered to have a somewhat calming effect and is a way of bringing yourself into the present and acknowledging that you have anxiety. It can be even more helpful by associating it with a relaxing events, thoughts, or actions.

Start by figuring out what you want to associate the ring with such as happy thoughts, a calming person or even affirmations including "I'm an awesome person" and "my anxiety doesn't bother me,"  You may also want to associate the ring with actions like reminding yourself to slow down your breathing during an anxiety attack to reduce your anxiety symptoms. 

Next start spinning the ring and thinking about or repeating to yourself whatever it is you wanted to associate with the spinning. If it's an affirmation, then keep saying the affirmation to yourself. If it's a behavior, for example slowing down your breathing, then start breathing the way you plan to breathe. Take deep breaths and use any relaxation strategies you have learned.

Fidgeting has a naturally calming effect.  Over time, if this works for you, this association should grow stronger, and eventually simply by spinning the ring you'll be able to be in a calmer state of mind.

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