4 Ways To Deal With Anxiety

Sleep deprivation makes you more anxious because it puts your body under physical stress as sleep gives your body the opportunity to relax every muscle and to repair yourself. Sleep is also important to handle things which happened throughout the day, especially at the subconscious level. There is a theory we also use dreams as a way to process events. Even if we don’t remember every dream.It’s also necessary to balance your hormones, and your body does this more effective while it’s resting. Imbalanced hormones lead to mood swings, increased or decreased appetite, affects our immune system, digestion, and menstrual cycles. There was also a study where they compared the condition of boys, who slept for 8-9 hours and girls, who slept for 7-8 hours. The levels of depression and anxiety of the boys were lower. 

  • Meditate to clear your mind.

In our society, we are always thrilled to give our bests, at work, at school, at university, even at home and for our relationships & friendships. It’s like running in a hamster wheel. We easily get lost and rather live in the future or in the past. Meditation brings you back to the present moment and helps with mindfulness. It is relaxing, you can use the quietness of your mind (while doing it) to reduce chaos and stress. We often lack answers for all our problems and with meditation, you connect your mind to the universe and it’s easier to let go. This way, you let the answers come to you without chasing them. It also allows you to take yourself away from hatred, anger, pain, and grudge. At first, it will be a bit difficult just to focus on your breath and you’ll still have lots of thoughts here and then.But don’t give up, it’ll be easier with time and you learn to be more patient. Meditation for anxiety relief helps you to calm down as your awareness is stronger than those negative emotions and feelings. You can even meditate with visualizing a path, at a beach, in a forest – whatever you like – and get into a dream world where you just can be. Simply create a vision of what you desire, then focus on that as you meditate. Imagine watching your goal and waiting to see what happens, and don’t force it coming your way. This will put you in a state of lack and push your goals away instead of getting them closer to you. Give yourself permission to feel those emotions, it’s though, but this is important in order to handle them. And then imagine breathing healing energy to all areas.

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  • Go outside.

Scientists have been studying the relationship between sunlight & anxiety and depression and in some cases, sunlight levels are linked to those mental disorders. More research might help people to find more strategies to reduce their anxiety levels.There aren’t concrete links so far, but scientists finding connections. Sunlight provides a lot of benefits for the human body, including mental health profits. It increases Vitamin D levels and the production of serotonin. And both play a significant role when it comes to mental health. It’s even possible the sun reduces anxiety because it influences how we live our lives.We tend to be more active, and physically spend more time in nature. (You already know that, but surrounding yourself with mother nature, fresh air is so good for you!) Being this active also reduces stress, anxiety and boosts your well-being. If you’re anxious, depressed you might rather stay in bed and hide, but being outside for just an hour would help you immensely. Maybe even go on a short hike, if you got the chance. Go, incorporate some nature in your daily routine, for a lower-stress and higher-quality life. 
  • Laughter is the best medicine.

There’s not a lot to say, but the human brain reacts positively to smiles and laughter and this may distract yourself from feeling anxious. Watching funny shows and comedy brings you in a better mood. Humor can help people in situations which pains them.I don’t mean you should laugh at bad situations but sticking to this won’t help you either. Do you know people who used to make you laugh, funny friends? Good, surround yourself with them. Hang out with people with a positive mindset. You can ask them how they deal withSadness, anger, and pain. Sure, it’s not the same as a serious mental issue, but they can inspire you anyway. I personally try to not see everything so serious and try to see something positive in EVERY situation. The world is serious enough.

 

  • Reach out.

Always be honest, with yourself, and with others. You don’t need to hide, you’re actually brave if you talk about how you feel. This way can people who you trust develop strategies to help you. And lots of people feel the same at some level and can relate. Help break the stigma. Mental illnesses aren’t something to be ashamed of. I felt like a heavy burden lifted off my shoulders when I broke down and told my mom how I feel and that I want to get help. Especially if you have a lot of negative inner-talk speaking with people who you trust helps. You can see things from a different perspective and might realize a lot of things which the little demon in your head tells you aren’t true at all. I also started listening to other people’s stories and saw the way they had their problems. Sometimes just talking things out is helpful. I often wrote down what I felt and my expressions before I went to therapy. Maybe writing poems or stories makes it easier for you to understand the way you feel. I think this is also therapeutic. Find someone you trust, like a parent, your friends, a teacher or even speak with a counselor/therapist or professional online or by phone. It’s OK not to feel OK and you won’t be judged. You’re not alone in this. There is hope, and I believe in you.

 

 

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