Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. Nowadays anxiety is very common in everyone and for those with an anxiety disorder, it’s important to look into strategies that can help manage or reduce anxiety in the long term, like talk therapy or medication.
Symptoms of Anxiety
* Feeling nervous and tense
* Having a sense of danger, Feeling panic
* Having an increased heart rate
* Breathing fast
* Feeling weak or tired
* Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
* Having trouble sleeping
Tips to Control Anxiety
There are steps you can take the moment when anxiety starts to take hold.
Focus on your health. Exercise is a long-proven way to lower anxiety. Do walking, jogging, practice yoga, brisk walking and Meditate. Daily exercise helps you to feel good.
#2 Eat well
Healthy eating is important for overall physical and mental health. Go Green eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and don’t overeat. Have a balanced diet, and avoid skipping any meals.
#3 Stop Smoke, Alcohol, and Caffeine
Limit the amount of caffeine and alcohol you consume, as they can increase your level of anxiety. Once you take alcohol and coffee or smoke for a long period of time you will feel relax but after that, your anxiety will start again, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
#4 Take deep breaths and Self Care
Deep breaths are one of the best ways to control your anxiety. Inhale and exhale slowly. Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary. Give time to yourself to sleep properly for at least 7 to 8 hours a day and listen to the calm song.
#5 Play the 5-5-5 game
When you’re anxious and feel stressed, play this to get back into your body. Look around and name 5 things you can see.
List 5 sounds you can hear.
Move 5 parts of your body you can feel (i.e. rotate your ankle, wiggle your ears, nod your head up and down).
#6 Talk to Someone
Talk to someone and just tell your feeling to someone what you feel. Talk to your friends and family. Talk to a physician or therapist for professional help. By talking to someone you can exchange your thought, & feelings as this is the best therapy for anxiety.
#7 Laugh and Humor
Laugh is the best and natural medicine. Watch funny videos, make a positive attitude around you. Go away from negative thoughts. A good laugh goes a long way.