5 tips to manage anxiety
For many years I had to adjust to living with stress and anxiety. Given that, my life was a disaster in all aspects of it and I was about to turn 30 years old. I knew that I had to do something dramatic in order regain control over myself and my life.
Once I realized that it was my responsibility to fight the demons that were hunting me. I finally saw the light on the horizon.
Please keep reading to know my 5 tips to manage anxiety.
What does exercise has got to do with stress or anxiety? It has nothing to do with it, but it can help a lot. A good exercise routine can help your brain get rid of its garbage, such as stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts. Exercising regularly is a powerful antidote for depression but also helps improving self-esteem.
You do not have to go to the gym 7 days a week to benefit from exercising. You only need to do 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity, 3 to 5 times a week. It is worth mentioning that if stress or anxiety attacks you, a good walk of 30 to 45 minutes could be enough to calm the mind.
This is another cliché advice but in some way or another, we all tend to ignore it. Be advised that what you eat not only reflects in your physical health but also reflects in your mental state. The aforementioned data has been evidenced by numerous studies. Unfortunately for us, junk food is sometimes too delicious to get rid of it completely.
Just try to limit eating at fast food restaurants and remember this saying; “You are what you eat.”
Take time to reflect
When you feel like everything around you is crumbling, just take a timeout. Go on and take a walk or find a place free of stressful noises. It is not wrong to seek solitude from time to time. In fact, solitude allows you to reboot your mind and work through problems more effectively. For this reason, I strongly urge you to take time to be alone on a daily basis.
In my case, this has proven to be very effective as I am now able to handle stressful situations with more confidence and self-control. As a side note, this tip can also be replaced with meditation. In fact, I sometimes prefer meditation, especially when I feel physically weary.
Listen to relaxing music
Most people hate relaxing music, such as classical themes because they found it boring. But for me, this God-given music has helped me during stressful tasks, emotional moments and most importantly during anxiety attacks. As soon as I feel lost, anxious or stressed at home or at work, I play a few classical symphonies until my brain normalizes.
I highly advise you to try it as soon as you feel stressed. It has been a lifesaver for me, especially at work.
Drinking a good cup of tea has many health benefits. Not only that, if you pair a refreshing cup of tea with classical music, you will feel like you are on a cloud. The most recommended types for people with anxiety issues are peppermint, lavender, chamomile and green tea. My favorites are peppermint and green tea.
Please keep in mind that If you have never tried any type of tea, it will get some time to get accustomed to the flavor.
Also, consider reading: 7 benefits of green tea
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