Take the time to get to know your nervous system and how it reacts through your body. The physical response for anxiety is a stiff neck and back, shallow breathing, tension all over the body, clinched jaw, and many more. Most of the time we function with the understand of the connection between the body and our thoughts. Guided meditation is one of the best ways to get sense of where you are holding that extra tension that is completely destructive and unnecessary. The deep circular breathing cycle controls the central nervous system and can subside the reactionary state we get to when filled with anxiety of fight or flight, but it takes practice, so focus and be consistent.
As you sit down in a comfortable seated posture and begin to follow this simple video you will see your body adjusting slowing. What is happening is the brain is sending signals that you are at no need to have a guard up and threat levels for the day have minimized. Regardless of your surroundings or environment, this method of calming the mind helps to melt away stress in minutes. Watch your body release tension and your posture become more and more gentle as you sit with your breath.
Do you practice meditation weekly?