From Mindfulness To Exercise:  6 Effective Ways To Combat Anxiety

 

More than 275 million people in the world suffer from anxiety [1]. That’s around 4 per cent of the global population. Shocking, isn’t it? 

 

Since childhood, we have been taught to take care of our physical health, but no one really talks about mental health. And that’s the reason why it becomes difficult for people to open up about their deep-rooted issues. 

 

Most people deal with anxiety to a certain extent. But some of them cannot cope and let anxiety overtake their life. To help everyone fight anxiety and depression like a boss, in this post, we have discussed a few effective ways.

 

6 Effective Ways To Combat Anxiety


 

1: Seek Professional Help

 

Of course, your friends and family can help you during a mental breakdown and panic attack. But, to fight the disorder and come out of it stronger, it is essential to consult a therapist.

 

A therapist is your friend, confidant, and emotional support. They can provide you with professional advice and guide you throughout the stressful journey.

 

2: Exercise

 

Anxiety may make you feel lethargic and demotivated. It can slow down your body and mind. Therefore, it is essential to exercise to fight it.

 

It may seem contradictory, but it’s true, stressing your body physically can help relieve the mental stress.

 

Exercising regularly helps increase the levels of feel-good hormones in the body. It triggers positive emotions and makes one feel content.

 

So, find an exercise routine you enjoy and ensure you follow it regularly. Something as simple as jogging or yoga and walking can lower stress and anxiety.

 

3: Practice Mindfulness

 

Mindfulness is another popular way to deal with anxiety. Since many people suffering from anxiety spend a lot of time worrying about the future and reflecting upon the past, they lose connection with the present.

 

That said, practicing mindfulness can help them focus on the present moment. It also helps eliminate negative feelings associated with the self and improve brain function.

 

Several ways to practice mindfulness include yoga, meditation, and cognitive therapy. Here is how to use meditation for anxiety.

Additionally, maintaining mindfulness may be done through a psychic reading. 

 

Gain more clarity about the present from an online Tarot card reader and reading your Aquarius daily horoscope

 

3: Write It All Down 

 

Anxiety makes normal life difficult and relaxation impossible. Sometimes, it becomes challenging to even talk about the triggers, stress, fears, insecurities, and anxiety in general.

 

That’s where a journal can help. People who face difficulty communicating their thoughts must write them down.

 

It is a great way to handle stress. It also helps clear the mind and get rid of all the negative thoughts.

 

4: Learn To Say No

 

Not all triggers are in our control, but some are. 

 

One of the most significant reasons why people feel stressed is because they over-commit. And that’s what we have to control.

 

However difficult it may feel to say no, make sure you don’t agree to the responsibilities and duties under pressure. If you cannot take up a certain task, convey this openly.

 

Saying no to things that add to your stress load can reduce the feeling of restlessness and make you feel calm.

 

5: Practice Deep Breathing  

 

Deep breathing techniques help calm your heart and make you feel more peaceful. 

 

When you feel stressed and anxious, the heart starts beating faster, and the blood vessels get constricted. That said, deep breathing activates your nervous system and encourages the relaxation process.

 

You can learn multiple deep breathing techniques through youtube videos. 

 

Final Thoughts

 

There are various known and unknown causes of stress and anxiety. Some people experience it in personal life and some in professional. If one allows anxiety to dominate every facet of their life, regaining control becomes difficult.

 

But if you follow these above-mentioned tips, combating anxiety can be made easier. 

 

Hopefully, this was helpful!

 


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This article was submitted by a guest blogger. You can read about the author in the post above. If you would like to submit an article, please write for us (sponsored guest posts). Paul Harrison, Editor, THE DAILY MEDITATION.

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