Anxiety

Here’s a few tips to help you if you’re suffering with anxiety

Anxiety

Have you ever felt like it’s the end of the world because your anxiety was that bad?

Here’s a few tip that may help you get through this.

Take a time out - it’s okay not to be okay and it’s okay to have time to yourself.

Limit caffeine and alcohol - this can trigger anxiety and make you feel worse.

Get enough sleep - this is so important we all need enough sleep to get us through the day and this will also help you feel less anxious and tired.

Exercise daily - even if it’s just a walk, this will help you feel good and maintain your health.

Take deep breathes - this will help you calm down and you’ll start to feel safer.

Talk to someone - this will help you get things off your chest and you’ll feel more comfortable letting someone know what you’re going through.

Write down how you feel - this will also help you get things off your chest.

I hope this helps!

Causes of anxiety

When you're feeling anxious or scared, your body releases stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. This can be helpful in some situations, but it might also cause physical symptoms such as an increased heart rate and increased sweating.

How do you calm down anxiety?

1. Breathe.

2. Admit that you're anxious or angry.

3. Challenge your thoughts.

4. Release the anxiety or anger.

5. Visualize yourself calm.

6. Think it through.

7. Listen to music.

8. Change your focus.

Can you get anxious for no reason?

Why Am I Anxious for No Reason? Anxiety can be caused by a variety of things: stress, genetics, brain chemistry, traumatic events, or environmental factors. Symptoms can be reduced with anti-anxiety medication. But even with medication, people may still experience some anxiety or even panic attacks.

What can you drink to calm down nerves

1. Green tea. This powerful drink contains a brain-relaxing compound called theanine to reduce anxiety, says White.

2. Valerian. This medicinal herb—often found in bedtime tea blends—has been credited with reducing nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia.

3. Cherry juice.

4. Black tea.

5. Milk.

6. Chamomile.

7. Water.

8. Fresh veggie juice.

How do you develop anxiety.

1. Trauma. Children who endured abuse or trauma or witnessed traumatic events are at higher risk of developing an anxiety disorder at some point in life.

2. Stress due to an illness.

3. Stress buildup.

4. Personality.

5. Other mental health disorders.

6. Having blood relatives with an anxiety disorder.

7. Drugs or alcohol.

What triggers anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most pervasive mental health issues out there today. Anxiety, whether it is generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, or another form, has dozens of causes and a definitive cause can sometimes be difficult to find. Trauma, fears, or worries can cause anxiety, as can a number of mental health issues, personality types, and substances. Many individuals with anxiety do not report their symptoms due to not recognizing them or out of fear of being labeled neurotic. Despite the social stigma associated with anxiety, there are a host of medical complications associated with anxiety.

Anxiety can cause an affected individual’s neurochemistry to become imbalanced. Anxiety triggers many different ‘fight-or-flight’ neurotransmitters, which can, as a result, trigger the constant release of relaxation hormones and endorphins. This release can lead to a marked decrease in energy or a feeling of being constantly tired or fatigued. Many individuals with an anxiety disorder or heightened anxiety use caffeine or other stimulants to combat the associated fatigue, which can then lead to more anxiety, particularly when they drink too much and start to experience side effects, such as interrupted sleep at night. One of the only treatments for the decreased energy associated with anxiety is restful, normal sleep.

Anxiety is something many people struggle with on a daily basis. It’s often caused by stress, something a lot of us are quite familiar with. It might seem obvious that certain lifestyle changes like working less, ending toxic relationships, exercising more, taking time to unwind and relax are all ways to limit anxiety, but another major change we can easily make is to clean up our diet.

Just like there are foods that help ease anxiety, there are also foods that cause anxiety. Our diet has such a huge impact on our life, both mentally and physically! Luckily it’s something we can easily change. Start by cutting out (or limiting) all of these foods that are bad for anxiety.

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