Best Ways to Manage Anxiety

You can greatly improve your quality of life when you learn how to manage your anxiety. Anxiety management is being able to live with your anxiety and still function at your best.
When you’re feeling stressed or anxious. Follow the below tips to help change your mood.

Distract Yourself

Distract yourself with something that you’ll enjoy like a movie or a puzzle. Do something that relaxes you and helps you clear away the anxiety. Listen to soft music, meditate, stretch, or exercise.

Relaxation Techniques

Learn and practice relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing.

Deep Breathing

Taking deep breaths helps give your body and brain more oxygen while helping you relax. Inhale slowly, and count to 10. Then exhale slowly to a count of 10. Do this at least four times for maximum effect. Doing this as you lay in bed, ready to fall asleep, can help you drop off faster.

Pamper Yourself

A massage is a great way to take time out from the stresses of daily life. Or do something simple such as eating your favorite food or indulging in a snack.

Have a Mantra

When you feel anxiety or stress reactions coming on, repeat a simple mantra such as “I am enough”, or “everything will be okay.”

Laugh

Putting on a funny movie or watching a silly video, is a great way to relieve stress.

Journaling

Writing down your thoughts can help you pin down what triggers your anxiety. Keep a journal and write down when you’re anxious. After a while, look for patterns to see what’s triggering your anxiety.

Talk to Others

Speaking with friends, family, and professionals – doctors or therapists – can help you calm down when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Eat Well

Healthy snacks help keep your body chemistry balanced and nourishes your brain. Some foods thought to help boost mood include nuts, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, citrus, and berries.

Limit Alcohol and Caffeine

Too much alcohol or caffeine can heighten anxiety as well as cause panic attacks. If you like to drink coffee or tea, try a decaffeinated brand.

Stay Well Rested

A well-rested body is better able to handle stress. Also, when you’re experiencing anxiety or stress, your body needs more sleep to recover.

To learn more ways about managing your anxiety, schedule your appointment today with Complete Neurological Care, conveniently located throughout New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey. We offer the skills and technology necessary to diagnose and treat common neurological concerns.

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