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I’m Tired of Feeling Anxious, This is How I’m Eliminating Anxiety

My strategy for eliminating anxiety

By AbenaPublished 2 months ago 8 min read
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I’m Tired of Feeling Anxious, This is How I’m Eliminating Anxiety
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I’ve suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school, I would have panic attacks every day before entering the school gates. I thought it was the fear of going to school however, in 2007, I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder.

The doctors put me on medication but I refused to take it. I’ve been battling anxiety ever since using natural methods.

Over the past few months, I’ve fallen behind with my usual protocol therefore, I’m struggling to fight through my anxiety each day.

Here, I’m going to provide a breakdown of how I’m dealing with my anxiety right now. First, let me explain what anxiety disorder is:

What is anxiety disorder?

Anxiety disorder is a collective term for a range of psychological conditions characterized by feelings of worry, fear, and unease that can be overwhelming and debilitating. It is not simply feeling nervous about something; rather, it’s an intense emotional state that affects how a person thinks and behaves.

Someone suffering from anxiety disorder may experience symptoms such as racing thoughts, increased heart rate and respiration, muscle tension, insomnia, sweating, or nausea.

People with anxiety disorders may also suffer from self-doubt, low self-esteem and difficulty concentrating. If left untreated, the physical and mental symptoms can worsen over time and become even more difficult to manage. Fortunately, there are treatments available to help those who struggle with anxiety disorder.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been found to be effective in reducing the intensity of symptoms while medications like antidepressants can help reduce symptoms too.

In addition to professional help, lifestyle changes such as stress management techniques or mindfulness meditation can aid in better managing anxiety disorder.

With proper diagnosis and treatment individuals suffering from this condition can find relief and reclaim control over their lives again.

Here’s how I’m working through my anxiety each day:

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Meditation

Anxiety can be an overwhelming, paralyzing emotion, especially when it starts to affect our daily lives.

While medicines or talk therapies may help some individuals in finding relief from anxiety, I have found that meditation is a tool that has beneficial results in managing my anxieties.

During meditation exercises, I focus my breathing and try to let go of my racing thoughts. While this may seem like a daunting task at first, with practice I’m able to get into a calmer state of mind more quickly. Through various techniques of mindful thinking and self-soothing mantras, meditation helps me to create the space necessary for feelings of relaxation and contentment.

I can carry the feelings of centeredness and inner peace that are cultivated during these practices into other aspects of my life, leading to lasting emotional well-being. All in all, incorporating regular meditation into my life has proven to be one of the most effective methods for managing my anxiety.

Green Juice for anxiety

Green juices are packed with powerful ingredients like fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruit that help support me emotionally and mentally. The combination of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and other micronutrients found in green juices helps promote balanced energy levels and thoughts — essential for calming my mind.

Additionally, the electrolytes in green juice can help to balance out Na/K ratio which is important for proper brain functioning during times of stress or anxiousness. So far, I have noticed an improvement in how I’m feeling after incorporating this beverage into my everyday eating habits. By regularily drinking green juice, I feel better equipped to handle the challenges that come with living with anxiety.

by drinking green juices full of magnesium-rich ingredients like spinach, kale, and spirulina, we can restore healthy magnesium levels and reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. In addition to helping to regulate moods, increased magnesium intake may also help improve sleep quality and promote balanced energy levels throughout the day.

How I’m using exercise for anxiety

Exercise has long been known as a great way to reduce stress and improve mental health, but lately I’ve been discovering how powerful it can be in helping manage anxiety.

A few months ago, I began to emphasize physical activity several times a week as part of my strategy for feeling better. Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, instead of running headfirst into them, I turn to exercise. The endorphins that come with working out help moderate my emotional state and make it easier for me to take a step back and refocus.

Even just going for a quick jog or stretching can make all the difference in calming my mind and allowing me to approach the situation from a different perspective. Instead of wallowing in anxiety, exercise helps me gain control over those feelings and digest my thoughts more slowly.

Exercise is definitely not a cure-all for anxiety — there are still days where it feels like nothing will make the feelings go away — but it does provide an effective tool for managing the intensity when necessary. It’s become a cornerstone of my personal mental health routine that I don’t know how I’d function without it.

Looking back now, it’s incredible how much difference regular exercise has made in helping me cope with anxiety on a daily basis. Not only do I feel much more centered overall, but having this tool available makes it significantly easier to deal with difficult emotions when they arise.

Through its power to think creatively, exercise can be the gateway to find new ways of understanding your emotions and responding differently than you otherwise would have done. And that’s why I’m proud to use physical activity as one of many resources in navigating life’s ups and downs with greater resilience!

It’s remarkable how something as simple as exercising turned out to be such an integral part of bettering my mental health — who knew? Not only does it aid physically by boosting circulation, but also mentally by letting me step outside myself for brief moments throughout the day whenever needed most.

Allowing myself this form of release has proven especially helpful during times when anxiety begins spiraling out of control; thanks exercise!

And through the commitment that comes hand-in-hand with implementing these habits into my life, I’ve managed not just survive but actually thrive despite what life throws at me — ever thankful for embracing physical activity as part of facing up against daily struggles!

Deep Breathing

Stress and anxiety are part of life, but deep breathing can be a powerful tool to help manage them. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, taking a few minutes to intentionally slow down my breath helps to refocus my mind and bring calm back into my body.

Not only do I feel more relaxed physically, but deep breaths also allow me to take a step back from any anxious thoughts and look at the situation in a more objective way.

By simply focusing on counting each inhale and exhale, I’m able to clear away some of the restless energy that can cause anxiety and let go of worries that are outside of my control. I’ve even incorporated deep breathing into my daily routine as a preventive measure for managing stress and anxiety.

This simple practice has helped me regain perspective when worries get out of hand — something that I was never able to do with medication alone. Deep breathing continues to be an invaluable resource for managing my mental health.

Drinking Water

During periods of stress and anxiety, it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself. That’s why I was determined to make sure I stay hydrated in moments when I am feeling anxious.

Drinking lots of water helps me stay serious about my self-care and provides numerous benefits for my mental health. I start out the day by drinking a full glass of water as soon as I wake up, aiming for around 32 ounces each day no matter what else is going on in my life.

Doing this has given me more energy, improved my skin and focus, decreased tension headaches, helped elevate my mood and (most importantly) soothed some of the feelings of anxiety that can come with living with an endlessly streaming news cycle.

In addition, it serves as a form of comfort: anytime I start to experience any feelings related to stress or anxiety, reaching for a glass of water gives me a sense of control over how I will respond to the situation at hand.

Not only do these strategies help me stay hydrated throughout the day, but they also remind me that taking care of myself is just as important — if not more so — than anything else. It’s amazing how much even small steps can impact our well-being.​

Journaling

After some research, I found journaling and decided to give it a try. It has been incredibly helpful in coping with my anxiety and has allowed me to both understand my emotions better and make positive changes in my life.

Every morning, I take some time for myself before my day begins and write whatever thoughts come into my head without judging them too much. It helps me to become more aware of what triggers my anxiety and when it is likely to occur.

Additionally, I use the journal as a place where I can brainstorm solutions to the issues causing me distress. Writing down strategies and actions plans helps me recognize which steps are productive towards enhancing wellbeing.

Journaling allows me to process experiences in a non-judgemental way while helping me stay organized and mindful throughout the day as a tool for managing stress and improving mental health. Doing this on a regular basis has been instrumental in helping me manage my anxiety.

Overall, journaling has been an invaluable part of learning how to successfully cope with stress and develop essential self-awareness skills that have all improved my overall wellbeing. Due largely to this practice, I now feel more self-confident, empowered and healthier overall than ever before despite still occasionally experiencing anxiety feelings that were once debilitating. With each passing week, the practice gives me more empowerment over understanding why these episodes happen in the first place — including providing possible preventative steps for future bouts.

Ultimately journaling provides an open platform for not only reflecting on emotions but also taking actionable steps that aid significant improvement towards wellbeing — something that no conventional treatment alone could do as effectively as this activity does for me every single day .

These are the methods I’m using to help me through my anxiety. How are you coping with yours?

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