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Don’t Let Anxiety Control You: The Steps You Can Take

Anxiety can be something that can develop at any time, and it is actually extremely common. Although it doesn’t feel like it when you are the one that is struggling with it. You may never have had any issues before now. Going about your business as normal and never giving it a second thought. It might be that something significant happens in your life that brings on the anxiety. Maybe a traumatic incident, grief of some sort or a massive change in your life such as pregnancy, having children or a change in your career. No matter how it manifests, there are things that you can do to control it. Here are some suggestions.      

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Is your diet causing more problems than good

Sometimes the answer can be very simple, and what we put into our bodies is ultimately what we get out of them. You may find that you seek solace in food. Perhaps looking for a way that you can feel better and overeating or binge eating the food that perhaps will give you an energy boost like sugary treats and junk is a way of coping. But this can be just as bad for you as the sugar come down can be just as tough as the initial anxiety that caused you to reach for it in the first place. Take some time to look at your diet and consider a more balanced approach to what you eat. Making sure you eat all the food groups and nourish your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to function. You may start to feel better, have a  more consistent level of energy and see improvement in other areas. 

Have you considered herbal remedies?

Herbal remedies are fast becoming an option to help deal with anxiety more so than heading to the doctors and being prescribed something medically. It can help to relax and calm your mind, and there are a number of ways you can try them. Certain herbal remedies can be grown, such as marijuana seeds, lavender or lemon balm. Others like ginger can be bought. These natural methods can be vaped, drinker in tea or used as a scent on pressure points. Depending on the remedy you have chosen. 

Trying different therapy options

There could be other things you could consider trying, and therapy is one of the most common resolves to things like anxiety as it can give you the tools you need to handle it on a day to day basis, and by doing so help you to overcome the issues far quicker. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, for example, will help deal with the intrusive thoughts that anxiety can present. The thoughts you think that stop you doing something or feeling a certain way. Handling the situation and overcoming it will help you deal with it much more effectively. Counselling can also be a great option as it gives you a safe space to talk about how you feel without the worry of upsetting or offending people. 

Let’s hope these suggestions help you to feel more in control of anxiety and your life

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