2. Check in with Your Muscles

When anxiety strikes, your muscles get tight!

The American Psychological Association notes that this stress reaction is a way that our bodies protect us from injury and pain.

Try lowering your shoulders.

Wiggle your fingers.

Gently stretch your neck.

If you are at a desk, have a heating pad nearby to place on your neck or back for a few minutes.

Heat loosens those tight muscles and may give you just the boost you need.

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