Have you ever experienced anxiety? Felt anxious about something? Something kept bothering you? You felt like your ship is going down in your head? felt like something bad is about to happen and you may or may not be able to handle it? It has happened to me a lot. And when I say a lot, almost every day.
We all go through anxiety attacks. We all feel anxious about something at some point in time. Everyone has their ways to handle anxiety. Let’s understand first what anxiety means? Intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating and feeling tired may occur.
With a lot of things you can do to get rid of a sudden anxiety attack, they might work for you or might not. Hence, we researched and with the help of a survey done on many people, we figured 5 things you should do to get rid of anxiety.
Have a cup of tea
Why? Tea contains caffeine and caffeine stimulates your “fight or flight” response, and studies show that this can make anxiety worse and can even trigger an anxiety attack.
Hence, you need to choose caffeine-free tea. Chamomile tea not only reduces stress and anxiety, but it also helps treat insomnia. Just like peppermint tea, chamomile tea has great benefits in relaxing the muscles and reducing irritability.
Listen to music
Music can help reduce anxiety and stress levels by up to 65%, a new study shows. According to a study from Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International, there a plenty of different types of songs that, when listened to, can help to decrease anxiety levels dramatically.
Music can have a profound effect on both the emotions and the body. A slower tempo can quiet your mind and relax your muscles, making you feel soothed while releasing the stress of the day. Music is effective for relaxation and stress management.
Take a walk
Try walking outside for 20-30 minutes several times per week to alleviate stress and give your mind a boost. Like any other cardiovascular exercise, brisk walking boosts endorphins, which can reduce stress hormones and alleviate mild depression.
Psychologists studying how exercise relieves anxiety and depression suggest that a 10-minute walk may be just as good as a 45-minute workout. Some studies show that exercise can work quickly to elevate depressed mood in many people. Exercise may improve mental health by helping the brain cope better with stress.
Write a journal
It’s simply writing down your thoughts and feelings to understand them more clearly. And if you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal is a great idea. It can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.
When you have a problem and you’re stressed, keeping a journal can help you identify what’s causing that stress or anxiety. Once you’ve identified your stressors, you can work on a plan to resolve the problems and reduce your stress. Keep in mind that journaling is just one aspect of a healthy lifestyle for better managing stress, anxiety, and mental health conditions.
Talk to someone about it
Talking to someone is live venting out the things going on in your head. Most of the times the anxiety if caused by our own brain. Because we do not talk about this to someone else, we keep making stories about it & its all downhill from there. Talking to someone sensible will give you the other perspective of the situation which will help you see through the situation. As humans usually see only one part of the situation, hence it becomes a little difficult to fix this by yourself.
So these are 5 methods which may help you get rid of anxiety & stress. Guys, this is a serious issue. I have seen people getting into depression because of anxiety & stress and some do end their lives. If you think someone from your friends & family is going through a rough patch, talk to them about it. It is important.