Friday, 8 December 2017

Top Tips To Keep Calm And Reduce Anxiety

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With winter just around the corner, there is a lot of advice going around as to how to keep healthy and get over colds and flus. However, your health involves more than just your body; Your mind is also massively important. Everyone feels a bit anxious now and then, but for some people, the stress of Christmas just gets too much to handle. If you’re feeling the anxiety bubbling this festive period, then take a look at some of these tips to keep calm. 

Cut The Clutter & Clean
You might have heard the saying “tidy house, tidy mind”, well, this saying couldn’t be more true. It’s hard to stay calm when your home is messy and unclean, so you need to make time to clean it and get rid of anything you don’t want or need. Doing this all at once might cause you more stress than you’re cutting out, so do it little by little, starting with one room one day, and doing another the next day.

Write Down Your Worries
You’re often encourage to talk about your feelings, especially when you’re stressed and anxious, but this isn’t always very easy. If you’re struggling, then write instead. Set out a time of day, and spend that time writing out everything you’re worried about. This is a great practice for just before bed so that your anxieties don’t keep you awake.

Drink Less Alcohol
A lot of people use alcohol as a way to calm their nerves and reduce anxiety. Unfortunately, this has many problems. Not only is it unhealthy, but you can also begin to associate your anxiety with the alcohol, and so become more anxious. If you’re having trouble cutting back on alcohol, then alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers can give you some help.

Sleep More
Lack of sleep makes you tired, irritable, and, of course, anxious and stressed. Your anxiety can make it hard to sleep, I’m afraid, but if you can manage to get a decent night’s sleep (between six and eight hours at least), you will instantly feel a little better. 

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Breath Deeply
When you’re stressed and anxious, you tend to breathe quickly and more shallowly, which means that your heart rate has to increase because you’re not breathing in enough oxygen, which will only make you feel more anxious and stressed. Instead of doing this, take control of your breathing and breathe deeply and slowly.

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Have Some Fun
When you smile or are doing something that you enjoy, your body releases neurotransmitters called endorphins, which help to slow your heart rate, reduce your blood pressure, and combat anxiety. This gives you a brilliant reason to listen to music, dance around the house, visit friends, or do whatever else you can to boost your mood.

Get Some Help
A lot of people try to deal with stress and anxiety on their own, but if it’s significantly impacting your life, affecting your work, your relationships, and is stopping you from doing things that you enjoy doing, a doctor or a counselor will be able to help you. 



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