It’s easy to get anxious sometimes. Our brain start racing and soon we’re thinking all sorts of thoughts that have us in a tizzy. How do we fight it without using medications that have chemical ingredients that mess with our whole being? Well, first, it’s going to take a lot of work. It’s not going to happen over night. I like to think of it as a practice in order to stay patient with myself. Here are some ways that you can fight anxiety sans medication. Check them out below and let me know what you think in the comments section.
Exercise- It’s no secret that exercise leads to a healthy lifestyle and a happier you. So how can it lower anxiety? It reduces stress hormones and elevates your endorphins to help you feels good, making you want to take on the day with open arms. You will feel good and become healthy, it’s a win-win.
Limit Social Media- It’s okay to use social media to keep up with friends and post a picture every so often, but becoming addicted can lead to feelings of loneliness, low self-esteem, and feelings of inadequacy. It’s easy to see some acquaintance’s awesome European adventure and question “why not me?” before getting down on yourself, so ease yourself off Facebook and Instagram.
Acknowledge Your Anxiety- I have a friend who gets social anxiety. Sometimes, even leaving the house is a problem for him. In order to combat it, he simply talks himself down from it before entering a triggering situation. He tells himself that everything is actually fine. Acknowledging where your anxious feelings come from can help you to rationalize those feelings so you’re able to better deal with those situations.
Breathe- Your brain goes all over the place when you’re feeling anxious. In order to calm your thoughts, one of the best things that you can do is just breathe and focus on your breath. Focusing on my breath helps me to silence my mind and relax