More On Anxiety

A user dealing with anxiety and stress. Did you know that anxiety is the most prevalent mental health disorder? Over 275,000,000 people worldwide have experienced an anxiety disorder.

A 2018 Study found that most people were anxious about four main things: Health, Work/School, Money, Political climate.

Beyond impairing our ability to function and increasing the chances of developing depression, anxiety comes with some health risks, increasing our risks for arthritis, heart conditions, strokes, and high blood pressure.

Anxiety is your body's way of responding to stress, often it does not feel very natural. Take 2 Minutes was designed to give you short, evidence-based tools to use to calm your anxiety and start the process of turning your mind to the positive.

What Can You Do?

There are a number of short, evidence-based activities that you can do to alleviate your anxiety available through Take 2 Minutes. Here are just a few:

A Take 2 Minutes user. Meditation: There have been multiple research studies that show how mediation can help manage anxiety with as little as just one session!

Once you are a member, simply send a text to our service "I am having anxiety" and we will select one of our many meditations aimed to help with anxiety and reply with a direct link to that meditation. You simply click the link and follow along.

Three Good Things: Three good things is a simple gratitude exercise that helps refocus your attention on a few of the good things in your life. By taking just a few minutes to do this, you will decrease your anxiety today and, according to scientists, for months to come.
Learn more about the effectiveness of 3 Good Things

Gratitude Journaling: Taking just a couple of minutes to write down what you are grateful for a couple times a week has been demonstrated to increase happiness, reduce anxiety, and improve self-esteem.
Learn more about the Gratitude Challenge

Get More Sleep: Sleep is an area that has been heavily researched. Our bodies need a good night's sleep and, the way we look at the world, is impacted by the quality of our sleep. Take 2 Minutes has multiple sleep exercises that can help you get to sleep quickly.

Keep Track of Your Emotions: Doing an emotional check-in at least once a day is a way for you to keep track of what is working and what is not...and emotional check-ins are included with nearly every activity.