Anxiety can be very overwhelming! Anxiety is your reaction to stress. Fear about the things to come. When your anxiety lasts for more than six months and continues to affect your everyday living then it may be referred to as anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders can be in the form of panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Symptoms of anxiety may vary from one individual to another. In extreme cases you may feel disconnected between your mind and body. An anxiety attack may cause you to experience a distress, hot flashes, dry mouth, insomnia, feeling irritable, shortness of breath and sweating.
The following healthy tips may help you manage your anxiety. A big lifestyle change and optimism can be effective in coping with the stress of life and managing anxiety.
- Shift your thinking
- Understand your fears, identify your anxiety triggers such as underlying health conditions, medication, finance, conflicts and stress.
- Be optimistic
- Surround yourself with positive people
- Show gratitude on all that you have
- Stay more active
- Eat healthy
- Get enough sleep
- Consume less alcohol
- Quit smoking
- Meditate more
Anxiety can be a major mental health concern. It can be treated with medication but on prescription by your doctor. Seek help if you or someone you know are at risk of anxiety.
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