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Anxiety is a very common withdrawal symptom. Additionally, more and more people are feeling anxious due our current global climate. I thought now would be a great time to share a great coping strategy for anxiety, Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR). It is quite simple, you systematically tense particular muscle groups in your body, such as your neck and shoulders. Next, you release the tension and notice how your muscles feel when you relax them. You slowly scan your body, tensing and releasing as you go. This will help you to relax your body and mind. It can also help reduce physical problems such as stomachaches and headaches, as well as improve your sleep.
You do not have to be feeling anxious to try this. You can enjoy the benefits anytime you like. Now would be a great time to take a short break. Try the above exercise before continuing. Imagine that all of the muscles in your body are relaxed. Try some deep breathing.
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