Our action-packed lives have given a fair deal of reason for one to be stressed and anxious. It is absolutely natural and healthy to feel anxious in the heat of moments. However, it is when it happens over and over again, and affects the quality of your life, that you need to fix it.
Some people have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which is characterized by worrying that you are just not able to control nor stop. Panic disorder is one that has sudden episodes of heart palpations, shaking, trembling, and sweating. For those with anxiety disorder, they need to find a way to calm down and bring themselves to their calm state of mind. Several lifestyle changes could prove to be effective in doing so, like not drinking coffee, getting 8 hours of sleep every night, limiting alcohol and smoking, and generally taking care of yourself
We shall be taking a look at some of the tips to feel better and thereby reduce anxiety. Read on…
Follow The 3-3-3 Rule
Take a look around you and try to point out three things that you can see. Then go ahead and name three things you can hear, followed by moving the three parts of your body- the arms, the fingers, and ankles. Whenever you feel that your brain is racing at 1000 miles an hour, do these to ground yourself and place yourself back in the orbit.
Letting the anxiety and stress fester in itself is the last thing should be doing. Stand up, take a walk, eat a chewing gum – any action that breaks the train of thought. This will help to regain control of the tailspin.
Chewing gum works wonders when it comes to you being overly stressed. When you chew, it gives the command to the brain that you are eating and you can’t be eating when you are stressed and worried. The brain as a result corrects itself and assumes that you are not in danger because you are eating.
Breathe In And Breathe Out
Deep breathing and mindfulness is a tested method for you to regain lost control. It requires you to breathe in a specific breathing pattern, where you count the seconds that you inhale and exhale. It slows you down thereby allowing you to re-center your racing mind. Perform meditation, and make it your daily routine – there is much to gain here!