Each individual is prone to worry. Nonetheless, the majority of people get into problem-solving mode too. Therefore, anxieties disappear. However, some of you may refuse to let go off your habit of worrying. Every adverse situation makes you nervous. Every change is an insurmountable challenge. It indicates that you are a victim of anxiety. If it becomes chronic, you may go into depression. Then, you will have to seek medical assistance. Once I was one of the People with anxiety.
Can you help yourself via certain lifestyle changes?
Yes, of course, you can! It is better than becoming addicted to medications.
- Dietary regimen
It all begins with your stomach! You do not know it, but your brain is a close friend of your digestive system. When your diet is fresh and healthy, it releases happy hormones (neurotransmitters). They will help lighten your mood. Therefore, gorge on fresh vegetables and fruits. Consume plenty of water. Probiotics, such as yogurt, are good for you.
Stay away from processed foods and fat-rich foodstuffs. If your favorites are fruit punch, sweetened tea, chocolates, caffeinated beverages, and soda, you are at risk for depression. If necessary, request advice from a nutritionist.
An idle mind is a devil’s workshop, as they say! Idle thoughts are generally negative because they conjure up unpleasant visual images. The only remedy is to engage in physical activity. Daily exercise should be an integral part of your life. The BioMed Central Health Services Research team will agree with us. The 2018 study recommends that doctors tailor exercise programs in alignment with individual needs. Such programs have decreased anxiety levels.
When you exercise, you enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence. You have more control over your emotions, as well as you build positive relationships.
You must obtain your required quota of sleep every day. Otherwise, you feel tired and listless. You have mood swings. Therefore, create 30 minutes of ‘happy time’ before bedtime. If you love reading, take a good book in hand. However, keep the content light. Similarly, if you love music, listen to soothing tunes. If you wish to spend time in prayer and meditation, do so. Take up anything; however, most importantly, to stay away from your Smartphone, laptop/PC/tablet, and television!
How to reduce stress in your life?
- Identify your stressors
Yes, do settle down on a comfortable sofa with a pen and paper. Now, give thought to the trigger factors of stress. You must know that your brain suffers badly during stressful situations. The hormonal balance is upset. There is a depletion of ‘happy chemicals’ in the brain. Therefore, you feel hopeless and helpless. Work out strategies to avoid your specific stressors.
Sometimes, people are responsible. They expect too much from you. Well, learn to say ‘No’ at the right times. Learn to delegate tasks. Note that it is not possible to please everyone.
Strive to de-stress
Even the simple act of brisk walking can put you in a good mood! The fresh air entering your nostrils is a great stimulant. You learn to look at every situation from a different perspective. You may think of ways to alter existing circumstances.
Another way to de-stress is to (talk it out). There must be someone within the family or friends’ circle, who will offer a piece of expert advice. Never try to battle it all alone.
A third way is to write down everything on paper. Yes, you may use the most potent language. Once you finish, do not read what you have written. Just tear the paper into bits and throw them away!
Sometimes, a good cry helps in getting rid of negative emotions.
- Learn professional techniques
Amazingly, some professionals can counsel you on positivity. These techniques will improve your resilience. You are not alone in your suffering there are others too. Thus, this thought alone should give you strength.
Similarly, experts train you in relaxation techniques. One such is mindfulness meditation. It should help you confront your fears and phobias with courage. Then again, there is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Also, yoga should help, for it tackles the body, mind, and spirit. The good news is; newer techniques are arriving on the horizon.
- Avoid procrastination
Sometimes, you feel that there is too much to do. You do not know where to begin either. As a result, you allow anxiety to take over. The more you put off your tasks, the more panicky you become. PLoS One journal performed a study in 2016. Procrastination was highly prevalent amongst youngsters. It led to terrible stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and dissatisfaction with life.
Natural ways to reduce anxiety
- Seek social support
Loneliness enhances feelings of anxiety. Therefore, reach out to family members. Reach out to friends. Thankfully, the Internet works across the globe! Then again, you might join a support group or volunteer for community service. There is great joy in helping others! Finally, you may adopt a pet. Pets listen to you and give non-verbal advice!
- Seek a purpose in life
According to the Progress in Brain Research journal, anxiety adversely affects cognitive function. Even your concentration levels reduce. You can no longer think intelligently because your memory is impaired. Also, your mind is out of control.
Aimless drifting can induce feelings of depression too. Well, find a purpose in life. There must be goals that you have desired to achieve. You must have wanted to do something all your life. Well, go for it now. Examine your talents and skills. Can you do something new with them? Explore all possible avenues to give life to your ‘purpose’.
Give time to a hobby
How long has it been since you entertained the term, hobby? You left your passions behind after beginning a career/business. Well, remember them once again! Let your favorite hobby be a regular leisure-time activity. Over time, your feelings of anxiety will reduce drastically.
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If you do not take care of your anxiety now, it may turn into a disorder. It can only worsen your quality of life. Therefore, do initiate changes in your life. A welcome change, for it, can only lead to something better. Always know that you can do it. Your inner passion and motive can help you change your life entirely. Thus, do not wait for external assistance. Begin it with yourself now.
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