Last Updated on March 14, 2021
3. Diet & Exercising
Never neglect the importance of a healthy and balanced diet and a regular exercising routine for your mental state.
Your body needs the daily intake of essential nutrients like anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants, and vitamins that healthy food can provide. Some natural supplements can replicate (to a certain extent) the effects of antidepressants without the awful side effects. Green tea and chamomile, for example, are great choices for you to implement in your diet. In turn, exercising releases endorphins. Those are brain chemicals that, among other things, are known to attenuate stress. Besides getting in shape, you will also notice a general mood and well-being increase.
Combining a healthy diet with physical activity is the perfect way to achieve both a healthy body and mind.
4. Being socially active
When dealing with anxiety and depression, many people start avoiding social spaces and spending way too much time alone cloistered in a room. This could make things worse because your thoughts may become your worst enemy. Find support in your friends, and do your favorite social activities to keep your anxiety away. Doing the things you enjoy the most with people you love might be all you need, and cut toxic people from your life.
5. Control your anxiety
Strange as it seems, learning to accept anxiety is actually one of the most effective ways to control it. Fearing anxiety only makes things worse and contributes to aggravate its symptoms. Accepting that anxiety is a part of your life is the first necessary step to overcome it. After doing so, you will be able to talk about it instead of hiding your suffering openly – that alone will do wonders for your mental health. Remember, dealing with anxiety doesn’t define you.
If you tried everything and still feel that you can’t manage your anxiety disorder and that it is still affecting your life, resorting to medication is a valid option. Talk to your doctor, explain how you feel, and ask him to guide you through your options. You must specifically ask him about its side effects and everything you can do to lessen them. Sometimes it’s inevitable, and the only way to improve your life – although it won’t cure your anxiety disorder, medication will definitely keep it under control. Be aware that anxiety could also trigger a panic attack. It is important to understand its symptoms so that in the event of ever experiencing one, you know exactly what you are dealing with and what you should do.