Anxiety is one of those things that can take a hold of you when you least expect it. It can cripple your mind both physically and mentally. Many people struggle with some form of anxiety in different ways. They may show mild symptoms but still manage to function. They may have symptoms that affect them in a more severe way which stops them living their life or doing things.

For many years people have tried to combat anxiety in a medical way. Perhaps taking tablets like anti-depressants or natural supplements. Some of which have been proven to be completely ineffective for anxiety. However, many medical professionals would agree that anxiety is a behaviour and an issue you struggle with in your mind. Both with the physical and mental symptoms you can feel completely paralyzed, however this is where you need to action. If you don’t want to struggle with the symptoms of anxiety anymore, then I hope some of these suggestions will help you get through it.

peace-of-mind-349815_640

Source

Mindset

Your mindset is a powerful tool. When used correctly it can do great things, but when used in a  negative way it can cripple you. A positive mindset is a great way to overcome some of the physical and mental attributes of anxiety. You can feel sick, shake, and worry about what is going to happen next. Turning those negative feelings into something positive is a great way to turn the situation around. It may feel like it is impossible at first, but try and be consistent and stick with it. A positive environment is one way of sticking with this, so try and surround yourself with people that have a good effect on you.

Source

Get more sleep

Anxiety can be brought on for many different reasons, but stress is one of the main factors. Stress can lead to anxious thoughts and actions. Allowing your body to get the rest it needs could alleviate some of this in your life, and therefore the threat of anxiety symptoms creeping in. Sleep is important for many people to function properly during the day. If you struggle to sleep at night, it may be worth looking at your bedtime routine. A great tip is to stop using phones or technology at least an hour before heading to bed. Try and limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol and consider trying a herbal tea like chamomile.

meditation-609235_640

Source

Consider meditation

Focusing on your breath and mind is a great way to alleviate some of the big symptoms of anxiety. Meditation is one way to do that. If you can find yourself a quiet spot with little distraction and do this for ten minutes each day, you should see some real improvement. It’s about focusing on your mind and emptying it of negativity. Paying close attention to your breath. Anyone who hasn’t even tried meditation before can give it a go. There are plenty of step by step guides online to help you get started.

Source

 

Exercise

Exercising each day is another great way to combat the main symptoms of anxiety. This may be difficult though if you struggle to leave the house. But exercise can be taken indoors as well. You could consider doing workouts in your living room or using daily objects to help exercise. A great tip is to run up and down the stairs several times or dance around your kitchen to upbeat songs. Exercise can take many forms. Once you feel confident, you may want to consider running. Many people express the joy that running gives them a sa great way to clear their mind. Start small if you haven’t exercised in a while and build up gradually.

Source

Write a diary

Finally, a great tip to combat anxiety once and for all is to take some time to work out what triggers those symptoms in the first place. This will be a great indication of how you can combat it going forward or riding something out of your life for good. A useful piece of advice would be to start a diary, making a note of what happens and when. Noting down your symptoms. Taking this through with your doctor or a counsellor could help you determine what causes your anxiety. Generating a treatment around it. It doesn’t have to be anything complex. Just grab yourself a notebook and jot down those things that come to mind. It might be more insightful than you realise.

I hope this helps you combat those symptoms of anxiety. It’s not something that is pleasant to go through but sometimes self help can be a great start to recovery.

About The Author

Editor
Google+

I've worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years dealing with physical and mental health patients, both in hospitals and the community. Living a healthy, well balanced life with a good diet, regular exercise and a taking a positive outlook are crucial to becoming a very well being indeed - sometimes easier said than done!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.