Tips to Curb High Anxiety and Stress Levels
Stress is an inevitable aspect of human life. And anxiety is primarily the body’s response to stress.
According to statistics, around 7.3% (1 in every 13 individuals) of the global population suffers from anxiety, which is one of the most common mental health problems.
Fortunately, you can manage your stress levels and associated anxiety by trying out some of our proven tips. So let’s get started.
Take a Time Out
We are all used to a busy, monotonous life. Our defined routines revolve around work-life, which leaves little or no time for yourself. But because you are the most important individual for yourself, you need to give yourself a break. Take a time out!
And don’t feel guilty about it. After all, you deserve it!
Listen to music, get a relaxing massage, try deep breathing techniques, and stretch yourself. All these time-out techniques will help you take a step back from your problems so you can clear your mind and get started with a renewed focus.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Do you skip breakfast?
Do you prefer grab-and-go meals for lunch?
Hold on! Your processed beef sandwich is devoid of all the essential nutrients that your body and mind need to function effectively.
So be mindful of what you are eating. Make sure you don’t skip any meals. Moreover, try to include all food groups in your diet, so your mind and body have enough energy to get you through the day productively.
Get Enough Sleep
An average human body needs around 6-8 hours of sleep every day. But when you are stressed, your body needs more sleep to restore inner balance. Unfortunately, stress and anxiety can adversely affect your sleep. Lack of sleep further aggravates the stress and anxiety levels, and the cycle continues.
One of the best ways to curb high anxiety and stress levels is to get enough sleep. Some of the sleep hygiene techniques that will help you improve the quality of your sleep despite high-stress levels include.
- Limiting the use of caffeine, alcohol, and technology at least three hours before bedtime
- Setting up a relaxing bedtime routine that includes a hot bath and a warm cup of milk or herbal tea
- Having a comfortable mattress and bedroom environment that enhances the quality of your sleep
- Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day
Do you know that your body releases endorphins as you exercise? Endorphins play an integral role in reducing your perception of pain. Moreover, endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in your body. So get moving! Take a long walk or run a mile. Try swimming or dance your heart out! Regardless of how you move, you will feel better.
Talk to Someone
When you are overwhelmed due to high-stress levels and anxiety, it’s best to talk to someone. You can tell your friends and family about how you feel. You can also talk to your physician or a therapist if you feel you need professional help.
With these simple and practical stress management tips, you can definitely curb high anxiety and live a better life!