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13 Ways to Let Go of Anxiety

Anxiety can show up in a variety of forms; sometimes it shows in the most unexpected moments. Please do not worry nor fret.  Everyone has anxiety from time to time. For some this may be a moment that passes in time and others can become stuck in the anxious pool.  What is the most important is the lack of judgement when one has anxiety showing. Rather this is more about how to let go of such.

Anxiety can be the repeating of worries, concerns and fears in an unhealthy manner.  It is like a switch turns on and an obsessive mantra begins over and over.

What Anxiety Can Look Like: 

Physical form:

There are a couple of concerns that may occur.  One is the physicality of anxiety showing in your physical body:

  • heart palpitations
  • sweating
  • trembling/shaking
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • numbness or tingling
  • tense muscles
  • headaches
  • neck tension

There are times when a panic attack arises and the physicality of the situation mimics a heart attack.

Emotional Form: 

  • feelings of apprehension or dread
  • anticipating the worse
  • trouble concentrating
  • feeling tense or jumpy
  • irritable
  • loss of memory; feels as if wiped the slate clean

* please note that this is not medical assistance; however I have worked, guided, taught and helped many to release, let go and see another way to handle their anxious moments.  

Ways That Anxiety Can Show

  • nail biting
  • picking at hangnails
  • self-harm
  • throwing up and/or bulimia
  • insomnia
  • fear of objects or items; using this as an excuse to not do something.  Afraid of spiders so, refuse to garden.
  • refuse to attend parties or other activities because afraid to speak to others.
  • perfectionism
  • living in the past with enormous flashbacks
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • doubting yourself over and over

breathe calm meditation lavender anxiety 13 Ways to Let go of Anxiety

You have choices when anxiety shows up in your life.  Either fight it or learn from this. If you have severe concerns or physically harm yourself, please seek medical assistance. 

  1. Stop resisting anxiety or anxious moments. This makes it worse. Letting go does not mean stopping. This means registering, re-learning a better way to proceed when anxiety arrives.
  2. Accept that you cannot “control” everything or everyone. You are responsible for yourSelf; take good care of you.
  3.  Use or write positive affirmations.
  4. Commitment to yourSelf to learn a new way of being. Re-train your body and mind.
  5. Meditation. Use a meditation app, take a meditation class.  Guided meditations are a great way to begin.
  6. Be gentle with yourSelf.  If you made a mistake; so be it; this is not a life sentence.
  7. Let It Go, Let it Flow, Doom, Gloom, Bloom Anxiety AnxietiesLet go of the past and the future.  When you release a hurt or a worry then you are able to be in the present; this is where you can have fun, thrive and feel alive. Go away doom and allow you to bloom.
  8. Write it out.  Journal about this. Allow yourSelf to free form and flow the concerns or anxieties from you. Or use writing prompts.
  9. Paint or Draw what shows up for you.
  10. Gentle stretches or yoga
  11. Reiki is a natural relaxing technique that can help calm you.
  12. Sing , listen or play music.  Music is said to calm the savage beast.  Let the music flow over your sound waves and be present with the music. Pick up an instrument and strum, drum, pluck away the stressors.
  13. Spray lavender essential oil spray or burn a lavender scented candle.

I have personally worked, guided many individuals with anxiety along with myself.  It took many years for me to understand that the pain in my body was anxiety.  Many of the anti-anxiety ideas have arisen due to my or a dear heart needs for restorative calmness. As a parent of Autistic individuals I often found myself in the midst of anticipated outcomes; just in case a meltdown occurs.  As my sons have grown older, the need for anticipation has lessened and yet, it has taken years to relax, release and restore myself in a harmonious manner.  

Oodles of Love,


Natasha Botkin Magical Blessings Healing CenterNatasha Botkin, Master Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling author, artist and Shiny Gold Star Quest creator.  She uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Blessings Healing Center


83 thoughts on “13 Ways to Let Go of Anxiety

  1. Vicki Nelson says:

    Seven years ago I had a brain injury, and to say I suffered anxiety would be putting it mildly. Doctors didn’t understand. But neither did I. The thing is, I could have used a list like this, especially the ways in dealing with anxiety. I found it interesting that you mention loss of memory as a side effect. I suffered severe memory loss after my accident, which makes me wonder, was it my memory loss that led to anxiety, or my anxiety that led to my memory loss? Really enjoyed this article. It will be helpful to many.

  2. Alexandria Williams says:

    I have suffered from anxiety and depression for almost a decade now. I’m still trying to learn how to handle my anxiety without use meds but I will have to admit it is quite hard. I have learned what my stressors are and how to avoid some of them but it’s not always manageable. My husband actually says I have ticks that I do when I’m stressed and I change them every few months when people close to me catch on. haha.

    • mbhc12 says:

      Sounds like my youngest son. We always need a plan B, becuase what worked tomorrow won’t work next week. Much luck and love on your discoveries. It took me years to discover my own triggers and when they showed what this meant, because I’ve not always had anxiety, and then one day it was like a bomb exploded internally.

  3. Erin Thornton says:

    I love my essential oils and I’ve found the more I use them the easier tension and anxiety is able to be released.

  4. Barb Parcells says:

    Thank goodness for my meditation and yoga practices which have helped me to overcome most of the anxiety I used to experience. What’s left can be handled easily with some deep breathing and positive affirmations.

  5. Kris says:

    Great article! Lots of helpful information and useful tips that anyone can use! I will share this article with my clients! Thanks for the resource!

  6. Owen Kariuki says:

    The one thing people fail to realize is that anxiety is a human feeling and you shouldn’t give yourself a hard time battling it. The more you do so the more it becomes severe.
    Wonderful perspective.

  7. Ivana says:

    Much needed article, thanks. I find your advices very helpful; can I translate it and publish on my website, linking back to you?

  8. Vatsala Shukla says:

    Excellent tips, Natasha. There is at least 1 that each one of us can use when anxiety raises its ugly head. My favorite is #6 because we tend to be hard on ourselves and often forget that we are human.

  9. Debra Reble says:

    Love your list of positive things to do when you experience anxiety. As a therapist, I see many clients who deal with anxiety and need support. Great tools to remember Natasha xo

  10. Katie Mayer says:

    I have suffered with anxiety since I was school. All the tools you have talked about are so important. Meditating has been great for me over the past few months, I use the app ‘Headspace’ daily and it helps me keep an clearer head.

    Thank you for sharing such an important post.

    • mbhc12 says:

      Katie you are so very welcome. I’ve known and helped so many relearn to work through when anxieties get too big. So, many think it’s like a faucet turn it off. So, happy that you have something that is working for you.

  11. Cari says:

    I’ve been suffering with anxiety for a few years now, but it has gotten worse in the last few months. These tips are great! Thank you!

  12. Kelley Grimes says:

    These are fabulous ways to transform our anxiety into peace and calm and this is such an important time to nurture ourselves in these ways so we can show up with a non-anxious presence to support others and ourselves! Thank you so much!

    • mbhc12 says:

      Ellen, I am so happy for you! Once upon a time, I did not have anxieties. Crazy, right? It is true, then poof one day, what is this. Scared me, then I began to work with youth and adults, and my methods have helped many. I wish you much luck and love on your beautiful journey! xoxo

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