If you suffer from anxiety, you might want to try out this easy hack. All you need is a rubber band. Dr. Oz explains that all you need to do is wear a rubber band around your wrist, and whenever you feel yourself getting anxious, just lightly snap the rubber band on your wrist. When you do this repeatedly over time, your brain will subconsciously start avoiding the stimulus, of anxiety. In other words, you will be shutting down the anxiety you feel and prevent it from happening as frequently. Just be sure not to snap the rubber band on your wrist too hard, as it should be a gentle snap.

This “wristband” technique, can help many people control their overall anxiety levels. The small split second of mild pain it causes will help snap you back into reality, so you will be able to identify your negative thoughts and release them. According to Calm Clinic, rubber bands are a great tool and “are nondescript – meaning they’re one of the few anxiety treatments that few others will be able to notice, and they can be done almost anywhere.” Try out this hack if you’re suddenly feeling anxious, and see if it works for you!

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