4 Healthy Ways to Manage Your Anxiety
Are you struggling with anxiety?
Unresolved anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and burnout can have a massive effect on your life and well being. You might feel shaky and nervous, like your heart is beating out of your chest. Or you might freeze up and not do anything at all for fear of making a mistake.
I wish I could tell you and my clients that the world will stop being so out of control, but that’s not realistic. We can’t wait for things to calm down, for our jobs to be less stressful, or for our troubles to disappear so it’s up to us to find ways to cope so we can live happy lives.
And we want positive coping mechanisms that don’t involve binge-eating, drinking, drugs, or any other reckless behavior. So put down the fries and try these strategies instead.
Here are 4 healthy ways to manage your anxiety.
If you’re feeling anxious, then you might not be getting enough sleep. While this might sound ridiculous, a lack of sleep will drain your energy and make it more difficult to deal with problems in your daily life.
Everything feels impossible when your mind is foggy and you’re struggling to keep your eyes open.
You need deep, restorative REM sleep to combat your anxiety. Upgrade your environment to make your bedroom more conducive to sleep, such as purchasing blackout curtains, using an ambient noise machine, limiting technology (lights), and getting a comfy new mattress.
Explore different types of meditation to tackle high levels of anxiety in your life. Try my favorite mountain mediation or the free stress-reducing audios in Insight Timer.
Research has found many benefits for people who meditate regularly. Meditation clears your mind and helps you find solutions to problems you’re facing. Let the ideas rise to the surface as you sit quietly breathing in and out.
You might struggle to get started with meditation, but the hardest part is often clearing your mind from random thoughts. One way you can do this is by using slow, relaxing music to get you to feel calm and centered enough to meditate.
Herbal remedies can have mental health benefits, and they often don’t come with the nasty side effects of traditional forms of medicine.
Some researchers are suggesting that herbal options like delta8 are more beneficial to you than the medicines a doctor might prescribe to treat anxiety.
While you should always approach alternative medicines with caution, this is something you might consider exploring. It could be just what you need to relax a little more in your life.
Cognitive therapy is about exploring the root cause of your anxiety, and it often goes back deeper than you think.
A professional can help you discover what’s really going on and ensure that it’s no longer controlling your life. You might even find that there are toxic people around you who make you feel more anxious without you even realizing it.
Your mental health just as important as your physical health, so take the right steps now to resolve your anxiety issues so you can lead a calmer, happier life.
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