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Anxiety? Here’s How to Fix It.

Anxiety Here’s How to Fix It.

You can read all the anti-anxiety advice in the world, but none of it matters unless you take action. To feel more relaxed, to sleep soundly at night, and to put energy into what matters, you have to stop wasting time on tasks that don’t matter. Here’s how you can get rid of Anxiety :


  1.       Start deep-breathing or mediate – Focus on how to calm your body through this.  Sit with your eyes closed and turn your attention to your breathing. Take a deep breath for a count of four. Hold your breath for a count of three. Exhale for a count of four. Concentrate on your breath and forget everything else.


  1.       Pamper yourself – Get a massage, a mani-pedi, or a haircut. Nothing says polished and well-maintained like a sexy, healthy glow.


  1.       Plan a day trip – When you spend time in nature, you give your mind and body a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle which causes you to Google things like “How to get rid of anxiety” in the first place. Chances are, no matter where you live, there’s a serene, interesting, and charming place within a couple of hours.


  1.       Go to bed early – This may sound impossible if you’re accustomed to staying up late to catch up on the to-do list. But this one’s a must. Sleep deprivation is a huge anxiety culprit. Inadequate sleeping schedule can amplify the brain’s anticipatory reactions, increasing overall anxiety levels, according to research.


  1.       Reduce caffeine, sugar, and processed foods- Caffeine can cause heart palpitations if you ingest too much. Caffeine also can trigger panic or anxiety attacks. Sugar acts as an adrenal stimulant and can cause anxiety or even panic attacks.


  1.       Know that feelings are not facts – One of the hardest jobs of a psychotherapist is to convince your anxious client that the feelings of low self-worth, guilt, and shame are not accurate. Negative thoughts cause negative feelings. This one’s tricky, because many of our negative thoughts are automatic, deeply internalized, and rooted in the unconscious.


  1.       Challenge negative core beliefs – Remember that thoughts precede feelings. Negative thoughts lead to negative emotions, which lead to negative behaviors. For example: It’s not about rolling over and giving up. Understand you have to work hard every day to bring calm to your environment.


  1.       Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem to have a 3D view, helps you plan further.


  1.       Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.


  1.   Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.


  1.   Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest.


  1.   Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. Check out the fitness tips below.


  1.   Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn’t possible, be proud of however close you get.


  1.   Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think?


  1.   Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way.
  2.   Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.


  1.   Get involved. Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, which creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress.


  1.   Learn what triggers your anxiety. Is it work, family, school, or something else you can identify? Write in a journal when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern.


  1.   Talk to someone. Tell friends and family you’re feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help you. Talk to a NLP specialist life coach or CBT therapist for professional help.


Remember there are always options in life, and worse fates exist than being anxious. After all, when push comes to shove, at the end of the (stressed-out) day, anxious people get the job done!


Ravinder Virdi

Helping you get from where you are, to where you want to be is how I define my expertise in helping you dealing with life changes. Life coaching helps in an in-depth way that crosses all the contexts of your life. For example stress management, goal setting, and dealing with life changes are important in your personal life, your social life, and in public arenas. A life coach helps you, in just about any context, to do things like ... get unstuck, climb out of your box create healthy habits , have more fun ,unleash your creativity , improve your relationships ,connect to your life purpose and your inner passions , develop your leadership potential ,identify and reach your goals Helping you discover the answers you probably already have inside yourself. I may have strategies to help you to find resources in yourself, in your professional world, and in your community for the important answers you are looking for.View Author posts