Between work, bills, family, and trying to stay healthy, the everyday pressures of life can turn you into an anxious mess. Maybe you were an anxious child who grew into an anxious adult, or maybe you developed anxiety later in life. Regardless of when symptoms began, it’s possible that your mind is in overdrive, and you’re always waiting for the rug to be pulled out from under you.
In this uncertainty circumstances, you might have been dealing with a certain degree of anxiety disorder for a while now. We have some tips on fighting it. Maybe these tips can help you through the day:
🌼 Give yourself a bedtime
- Sleep properly – With your busy schedule, there’s no time for sleep, right? Some workaholics brag about only needing three or four hours of sleep a night, as if to say, “I’m more determined and committed than everyone else.” But no matter what you might tell yourself, you’re not a robot. Humans need sleep to function properly, so unless you beamed in from some nearby planet, this also applies to you.
- A better morning as well – Whether you deal with insomnia, purposely limit your amount of sleep, or you’re a self-professed night owl, chronic sleep deprivation makes you susceptible to anxiety. Do yourself (and everyone around you) a favor and get eight to nine hours of sleep every night. Develop a bedtime routine to read a book or do something relaxing before bed. The better prepared you are to get a good night’s sleep, the better quality of sleep you’ll have, which leads to a better morning as well.
🌼 Professional help
- Therapy – Yet it doesn’t have to be for everyone. Just remember it’s a very good and healthy option of coping.
- Medications – Anxiety is a beast, but it is possible to win the battle without medication. Sometimes, overcoming worry and nervousness is simply a matter of modifying your behavior, thoughts, and lifestyle. You can start with a drug-free approach, and then speak with a doctor if your symptoms don’t improve or worsen. These drug-free, antianxiety tactics can even help you complement your medication regimen. Do what works for you, and know that anxiety does not control your life.
🌼 Right here, right now
- Focus on now – It’s very common for people with anxiety to worry about the past or the future. Try to look around instead. Be like a child, fascinated by every little thing.
- Take your focus elsewhere – We weren’t saying you should avoid your feelings all the time but sometimes you just need to overcome the anxiety and keep pushing through whatever life threw at you. Try to force your brain to work on something else.
🌼 Be gentle with yourself
- Imagine you’re calming down a friend – Be nice to yourself just as you would be to a panicking friend. Talk to yourself gently, argue against the anxiety.
- Comfort – Find things that calm you down and feel generally comforting. Maybe it’s some TV show, music or a book you’d like to come back to. Some people like to create or move around.
- You don’t always have to productive – Don’t push yourself too hard, okay?
- Try things out – Let’s say a task that needs to be done in the future stresses you out real bad. Try not thinking about what’s going to happen or what will you have to do. Just sit down and do it. Just for 5 minutes. Or 2 minutes. That’s very little, isn’t it? In that time you’ll either get to work successfully or you can leave very quickly.
🌼 Talk about it
- Talk to your friends and family – Let them know what’s happening. Let your loved ones know what’s wrong, they may not see it themselves.
- Let them give opinions – If something gives you strong anxiety, present the problem to someone. They may talk you out of being so stressed about an issue that doesn’t necessarily have to be there.
We hope these will help and have an amazing June!