COMBAT TEEN ANXIETY USING OUR HIIT WOROUT BLOG.
(High Intensity Interval Training Blogs To Support Teen Mental Health)
Yes! You Heard Right. HIIT BLOGS. I present to you the first High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) blog below where we look at a short-form technique of combatting anxiety using mental exercise. Our blogs aim to arm you with all you need to slay life, and in this case - TEEN ANXIETY.
Why spend hours thinking,reading or generally freaking about anxiety - when you can just take 5 MINUTES to read this headliner blog on how to best to understand it and slay it.
Our blogs aim to arm you with an arsenal of tools & exercises to help you smash life & in this case - TEEN ANXIETY.
JOB DONE - ENJOY!
Instead of looking at the negatives of anxiety, in this blog I’m focusing on ways that you can come to understand your anxiety and feel empowered, not overwhelmed by it.
These next ‘5 Thoughts’ (blog equivalent to HIIT moves if you like!) give you immediate and practical ways to understand and embrace your inner teen anxiety.
And your reward for your brain absorbing the thought?
That’s right – ‘5 Recovery Intervals’ of Mantras and BREAAATHHIIIIIING.
ANXIOUS? - THEN YOU’RE COURAGEOUS.
People with anxiety are strong brave people.
Why? Because when you feel anxious you have to find your inner courage.
If you have anxiety, then you are being courageous daily. And sometimes moment to moment.
Repeat this Mantra after me: “I AM BRAVE”
…and now breeeeathhheee.
ANXIOUS? EVERYONE IS!
Apparently 1 in 5 young people have a bit of a struggle with anxiety.
BUT anxiety varies - some people get a lot, some a lot less.
So, it’s probably pretty safe to assume that everyone we know at some point is experiencing it - no matter how chilled out they seem!!
Repeat this Mantra after me: “I AM NOT ALONE”
…and now breathe.,,
ANXIOUS? IT’S JUST A FEELING - IT DOESN’T DEFINE YOU!
Thoughts and feelings AREN’T facts - they are EVENTS.
Anxiety is just an event - it comes and it goes just as thoughts do - like a weather
Just because you may have been feeling anxious, it doesn’t define you and make you an “anxious person”. End of story.
Repeat this Mantra After Me “I AM NOT MY WORRY, I AM ENOUGH”
ANXIOUS? IT’S A PHYSICAL REACTION.
Butterflies, dizziness, feeling angry, wanting to burst into tears, racing heart? All of these happen because a part of your brain (amygdala) thinks you need protectin. So, it surges your body with a cocktail of neuro-chemicals - all designed to make you faster and more powerful Yep you guessed it - FIGHT OR FLIGHT. Everyone gets this - but with us more anxious souls it’s just a little too efficient! Strong, deep breathing, starts an immediate relaxation response in your body. RESULT.
Repeat this Mantra After Me “I INHALE CALM AND EXHALE WORRY”
ANXIOUS? ANXIETY IS ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN NOT WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Anxiety is often an IRRATIONAL FEAR - these beauties happen when we OVERTHINK something.
Solution? Yup, I introduce to you the Train Body Brain Teen One Minute HIIT Meditation:
Close your eyes.
Place one hand over your heart.
(notice how it feels the warmth and how it makes
your heart feel protected).
Now place both hands over your heart, one on top of the other
(notice how this feels).
Cross your arms giving yourself a hug
(notice how this feels).
As you do this, notice your breath coming in and out of your body - and if it helps - repeating to yourself “breathing in, breathing in... breathing out, breathing out”.
Repeat this Mantra After Me “I AM SAFE” and always breeeathee…
And finally - GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. Because as a teen you are often experiencing everything for the first time and so feel things far more intensely. Show yourself great kindness and compassion because YOU ARE AMAZING AND DOING YOUR BEST - AND THAT’S ENOUGH XXX
.If you’re a teen or a parent and have a subject you want me to blog about then let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get onto it. All confidential of course.or DM me on the insta @trainbodybrain. For extra support, motivation and inspiration when it comes to overcoming anxious feelings follow us @trainbodybrain on instagram where we post things to help you feel Invincible.