Dr. Oz shares a quick fix to ease anxiety and help calm you down. All you need is an ice cube and a few seconds of your time!

Take the ice cube and hold it in one hand. Close your eyes, and imagine the freezing sensation that you feel in your hand. It might feel too cold at first, but once you relax into it, and immerse yourself in the cold sensation, you will start to discover the positive shift in your thoughts. Think about the temperature you feel, the texture of the ice cube, basically try and get as detailed as you can in your mind.

While this may initially seem uncomfortable and pointless, there are quick results that can be experienced. When you are holding something cold, it’s very difficult for you to think about anything other than the cold sensation you feel, therefore distracting your brain from any negative or anxious thoughts you are experiencing.

Dr. Oz explains that rooting yourself in the moment allows the body to naturally calm itself down, and eases feelings of anxiety in seconds. You will be able to stop ruminative, racing thoughts that are anxiety-driven. This also gives your mind the necessary time to think more clearly and ask yourself why you are feeling this way.

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