5 Tips To Stop Feeling Anxious
Are you one of the 2 million Australian adults suffering from anxiety disorders?
It can feel terrible when you start getting anxious. Your brain starts to run faster and you become hyper self-conscious — making the anxiety ramp up even more.
But there are ways to minimise this.
Below are several tips that you can quickly implement to help you regain control of your thoughts and relax your mind.
#1. Give yourself some alone time
Whenever you’re feeling anxious, try to find a place where you can isolate yourself from all the noise that’s surrounding you at that moment.
A place where you can meditate, think calmly, breathe easily, and just be at peace with yourself.
If you can’t, just a quick stroll outside to get you breathing fresh air will do wonders.
#2. Stay away from caffeine or soda
Caffeine is a stimulant which means it increases energy levels. This, plus anxiety? Not a good combination.
Stay away from it If you’re already feeling anxious. Yes, even caffeinated sodas. They contain high amounts of sugar which acts as an adrenal stimulant, as well as caffeine.
#3. Go to sleep earlier than normal
Studies have shown that a lack of sleep amplifies the anticipatory reactions of the brain.
This contributes to an increase in your anxiety levels.
If you find it difficult to fall asleep early, try lavender oil or sleep sprays.
The scent relaxes your mind and allows you to drift to sleep.
#4. Do some exercise
Simple exercises such as stretching or a quick jog will help you focus and clear your thoughts.
Endorphins are released in the brain when you exercise. And these endorphins promote a sense of calmness and joy to your mind and body.
#5. Call a friend
When things start to get really bad, it’s good to have someone you know you can call.
Just having the voice of a person you trust on the other end can help you. Make sure they know about your anxiety and they are willing to listen when needed.
If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed, give them a call or text. Opening up to them can help alleviate your fears and calm you down as they reassure you.
Just make sure you thank them later!