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5 Practical Approaches for Managing Anxiety

Chronic anxiety can be debilitating. You may struggle to get through your daily life because of your anxiety. Fortunately, there are things that you can do in order to keep your anxiety under control.

 

Limit Your Intake of Caffeine and Alcohol

 

 

Both caffeine and alcohol can worsen anxiety symptoms. That is why you should limit your intake of these substances. You can drink water instead of alcohol and caffeinated beverages. Being dehydrated can also worsen your anxiety symptoms.

 

Exercise Regularly

 

 

Exercise can be effective for alleviating anxiety symptoms. In fact, it can be just as effective for alleviating anxiety symptoms as anti-anxiety medications. Exercise can boost endorphins. These chemicals can help boost your mood. You should exercise every day for a minimum of 30 minutes in order to get the best results. If you struggle to find the motivation to exercise, then you should use a camera to take pictures of your progress.

 

Keep a Journal

 

 

Doctors do not understand the exact causes of chronic anxiety. However, there are certain things that can trigger or worsen anxiety symptoms. That is why you should keep a journal of your symptoms. You should also take note of the things that you were doing while you were experiencing anxiety symptoms.

 

Keeping a journal will help you identify a pattern. You may find that work, school or family causes you to become anxious. Managing your anxiety will be easier if you know what can trigger it.

 

Focus on What You Can Control

A lot of anxiety originates from attempting to control life variables that fall outside your control. An example of this is some forms of social anxiety - you cannot control what others’ think about you, but you can control how you treat them. Focusing on what you can control helps you to take charge of your life in aspects you can influence, and accept aspects that you cannot. If you feel anxious about rational fears such as health and safety, you can take steps to improve these areas of your life by installing ADT cameras and eating healthier.

 

Get More Sleep

 

 

Most people do not feel well when they are sleep-deprived. A lack of sleep can trigger anxiety symptoms. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can also cause feelings of depression and anger. You can improve your sleep quality and quantity by maintaining a consistent sleep schedule. You can also keep the room dark and quiet.

 

You do not have to let your anxiety ruin your life. You can manage your anxiety by limiting alcohol and caffeine intake. You can also exercise, keep a journal and talk to someone. Furthermore, you will need to make sure that you get enough sleep.

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