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.