When you live with anxiety or pain then you have chronic muscle tension as well.
Which means…. you don’t know how to relax.
One of the hardest things for me to do is to get my muscles to relax for any length of time.
In order to do it. I relax my breathing and focus my attention on the muscles I want to relax.
Then I think to myself, “There’s no where to be, there’s nothing to do, the only time is now.”
I repeat this to help keep my mind calm and present. You may even fall asleep.