21 Day Antianxiety Challenge

I have a severe anxiety disorder, among OCD and other mental issues. Some days are better than others but I’m able to keep a pretty good grip on it most of the time. At least I want to think I do. 

Of course there are many things I do to keep my anxiety under control but sometimes I feel like I need a total anxiety reset. There are some days that I really just want to get away from the world and close myself in my room with loud music. 

But I am aware that is not the right way of living. This is why today I am creating this 21 Day Antianxiety Challenge. 

You can follow along each day of the challenge with this Printable Planner.

  1. Spend 20 minutes outside. You can go to the park, for a short walk, to the beach, etc. 
  2. Color a page in a coloring book or you can draw your own thing and submit it to art@nobrokencrowns.com 
  3. Write down five things you are grateful for: your family, your friends, your house, etc. 
  4. Get hydrated: drink lots of water, tea, etc. 
  5. Play loud music and dance, it is time to get a bit wild. 
  6. No social media day: no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter, etc. 
  7. Take a long bubble bath, or just get in the shower and sing. 
  8. Ten minutes of meditation, you can follow this link to listen to some calming music. 
  9. Do your favorite cardio exercise for 20 minutes, you can dance, running, walking, etc. 
  10. Go to bed early. 
  11. Start a good vitamin regimen, try to cut down all those fats, sugars, and carbs. 
  12. Snuggle an animal. If you don’t have a pet, you canjust buy a teddy bear and hug it. 
  13.  Do some yoga, follow this link for a quick guide.
  14. Look up Hygge and learn more about it.
  15. Try a relaxing essential oil blend.
  16. Make a stress ball.
  17. Pick a time of day that will be just for you. Do what you enjoy the most. Read a good book. Dance. Play videogames. Etc. 
  18. Do something you are good at. And if you feel like you are not good at anything (because with anxiety that can happen) pick a new hobbie! 
  19. Make a list of your anxieties.
  20. Comment on each anxiety with something you can do to calm it.
  21. Start the happiness challenge

Post made possible thanks to Montse M. 

13 thoughts on “21 Day Antianxiety Challenge

  1. My boyfriend also has severe anxiety. If he is having a bad day it’s really hard to get him to just take a deep breath. I’m definitely going to forward this post to him and print out the planner. I think a lot of your suggestions would really help him. Thanks for posting.

  2. This is a fantastic idea and the advice on your list is great. I really hope this helps with your anxiety, it really is such a horrible thing.

  3. I know a dear friend of mine who can benefit from this share. I am going to forward this post to her. Such clever tips you have shared here!

  4. These are great tips. We are big believers in movement – yoga, strength training and cardio are al great.

  5. thanks for the ideas, I struggle with anxiety for days straight sometimes and can’t seem to shake it, But I’ll try a few of these tips. I’m actually going through a rough patch right now, think I’ll try meditating outside tomorrow morning.

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