5 Common Habits That Are Making You Anxious

1. Looking at your phone

Even though I sleep in a separate room from my phone, I make a beeline for that illuminated rectangle as soon as I awaken.

 LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE

I scroll through my social media feeds as my coffee maker gurgles to life.

2. Underestimating how long things take

I have never been one of those persons who is always early.

UNDERESTIMATING HOW LONG THINGS TAKE

In actuality, the reason I am chronically late is because I overestimate my capacity and fill my schedule too tightly.

3. Watching the news

A study published in Health Communication in August 2022 found that individuals.

WATCHING THE NEWS

Who consumed news media excessively were more likely to suffer from stress, anxiety.

4. Getting into arguments on social media

What do many of us enjoy doing after consuming a large portion of negative news.

 GETTING INTO ARGUMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

However, while you may believe you are releasing tension, you may be fueling your anxiety.

5. Not breathing deeply enough

When I'm racing around and mentally reviewing my to-do list multiple times, I frequently realize that I'm holding my breath.

NOT BREATHING DEEPLY ENOUGH

However, is my difficulty breathing due to my anxiety.

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