Three Anxiety Reducers That Can Help You Make an Extra Income

Living with anxiety can be a living nightmare that you’re trying desperately to wake up from. The rapid heartbeats, the overwhelming rush of nervousness, the unstoppable overthinking that never slows down… Anxiety can take its toll on anyone’s mental health and stability.

The bottom line is, that stress is difficult to live with and can make you feel as if you’re drowning in your thoughts and emotions, as you’re desperately trying to gasp for air.

However, there are ways you can cope with anxiety. I’m sure you’ve heard of various breathing techniques and methods to calm down, which are great; however, today, I’ll be giving you three ways to cope with your anxiety that can also help you bring in a little extra income.

It’s a struggle out here in the world for majority people at this time. Hopefully these suggestions can help someone or inspire other creative ways to make money on top of reducing stress.

Keep reading down below to find out three money-making anxiety reducers, along with links to help you get started selling your creations online or in person.


Do you ever find yourself getting extremely anxious and start doodling, either on your skin or a piece of paper? Art is an effective coping mechanism when it comes to reducing anxiety. It helps to focus your mind on more productive and creative things, rather than stressing about things out of your control.

Furthermore, you can turn your stress doodles into cash by selling your artwork. Various sites can help you get your art out into the world. You can sell original or even prints of your masterpiece. There are even people who come up with designs for stitch work and convert them into PDFs that can be sold.

Another fun thing that falls under art is making crafts to sell. The dollar tree and wholesale websites are excellent for finding things to make.

For example, you can buy one-dollar mugs or glasses, and draw your own characters on them to sell them online. Just be sure to look into copyright and the dos and don’ts when it comes to selling art online.

Facebook, Craigslist, and Letgo are all fantastic ways to sell your crafts locally. I have provided links at the end of this article for well-known and trusted sites that can help get your art out into the world. Being able to reduce anxiety and make a small income is a win-win.


Not good at art or creating things? That’s okay, another anxiety reducer that can help you make money is writing. Poetry, novels, opinions, and songs are all a form of writing that can help you make a little money on the side.

The best part is you don’t have to be good at writing to write, if you’re able to get your point across to get your readers to take from your writing, then you’re doing something right. You do not have to be 100% perfect.  However, it’s always a good idea to get someone to revise it and help with spelling and grammar.

Publishing something that can potentially make your anxiety spike worse is never a good idea. Many free websites help with punctuation, grammar, spelling, plagiarism checking, and other writing tools and tips.

You may be wondering how you can sell your writing? Well, if you have access to a laptop or computer, you can easily find places to sell your work. Websites that I have personally used are ProBlogger, Fivver, Freelancer, Vocal, WordPress, etc.… You can also cold email companies and ask them to write for them. There will be links to websites at the end of this article.


Can’t see yourself making the two suggestions above? The good news, there is also another anxiety reducer that can help you bring in money. Taking photos of the beautiful world around you can be another way to reduce anxiety.

This can help you get out of the house and get fresh air while doing something productive. You don’t need professional equipment to start, you can always work your way up to better equipment. Thanks to today’s advanced technology, you can easily take photos with your phone and edit them from your phone as well.

If you have an eye and a talent for capturing the perfect moment, then this would be the way to go. Many people make a living off taking and selling photos online for reuse.


There you have it, three anxiety reducers that can make you an extra income. Creating beautiful art, that people would love to have in their homes or give as a gift. Writing captivating stories, poems, life events, and more. Many people enjoy getting lost in a good story. Lastly, capturing mesmerizing photos for people to use on their websites, blogs, and inside their homes, or offices.

These three activities help reduce anxiety by getting your mind to focus on something productive. You can make money with these anxiety reducers by selling your creations, offering your services to companies that need a good content writer, or selling captivating photos.

Go ahead and try one the next time you start feeling overwhelmed, even if you decide to keep your creations for yourself, it still feels good to create and channel the stress into something beneficial. Always remember, it’s still better to have a healthy mind than to be full of stress.

Links to websites

Selling Art:

Writing Jobs:

Selling Photography:

The websites above may or may not be free to sell your services, sometimes websites ask for a fee to promote yourself. Sometimes to make money, you have to spend money. I am not affiliated with any of these websites. I just thought I would share helpful information.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to read this post on three anxiety reducers that can also help bring in an income.

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