Anxiety Triggers & Anxiety Soothers


One thing that people don't always understand is that anxiety can be brought on by certain triggers as well as being a day-to-day struggle. It is common for people with anxiety to have good and bad days. In a previous blog, I talked about how healing is not always linear. You may be having a good day and managing your anxiety well and then a trigger can hit.

Some common anxiety triggers can be:

  • Past trauma

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship conflicts

  • Negative beliefs

  • Health concerns

  • Alcohol and drugs

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Bullying

  • World events

  • Stressful work environments

  • Changes

  • Racism

  • Finances

  • Responsibilities

Some anxiety soothers can be:

  • Spending time outdoors

  • Setting boundaries

  • Self-compassion

  • Mindfulness

  • Meditation

  • Hydration

  • Consistent sleep

  • Exercise

  • Recognizing your worth

  • Connecting with friends and family

  • Balanced nutrition

  • Deep breathing