As you may or may not have noticed–(and if you’ve read basically any of my blogs, you have,) but I am all about self improvment. The human mind and body are resilient. There are so many facets to both of them, and they require constant care and attention.
With so many cogs, you’re likely to get stuck from time to time. But I’m doing my best to work with all the different gears to keep myself running as efficiently as possible. And I hope what I’ve learned can help you as well!
So today, the cog is anxiety. I know it’s a big problem for a lot of people. And finally, after lots of trial and error, I finally found what works for me.
Tips for beating anxiety:
Physical: Get outside! It’s so important to get out of bed, out of the office, wherever you are, and breathe some fresh air. It’s beneficial to you and your children if ever you are feeling anxiety. A new study suggests that even a 90- minute nature walk can lead to significant changes in the brain. Previous research has shown that just a 50-minute walk can improve your mood and sedate your anxiety.
So go for a walk! Head to nature and touch the grass, lay in the sand, look at the sky. Be sure you truly soak up that sunshine!
Additionally, your diet can effect your anxiety–for better, or for worse. Be sure to cut sugar and caffeine, and emphasize whole grains, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens.
Energetic: Meditation. You knew I was going to say that, huh? Meditation does well to focus your mind and refuel your energy. And be sure to couple your calming rituals with plenty of sleep! Sometimes a good night’s rest is all we need to recharge and compartmentalize.
Mental: A lot of our anxiety comes from our own minds. Changing our thoughts is the first step to changing our lives. Affirmations give us a positive thought to focus on, and our body immediately starts to adapt. Fix your mind and your body will follow suit.
Self Aware: Be sure that you are aware of times or days when anxiety typically hits. If it occurs after watching the news, don’t watch it! Although I don’t suggest letting yourself become out of touch with current events. Perhaps is comes when scrolling through social medias. Take a day off the internet! I tend to find more peace and happiness when I unplug and just engage in organic interactions.
Always find ways to supplicate yourself with rest, self care, and the things that make you happy!
As always, I look to you for new projects and remedies to research. What are some health concerns you have for yourself and/or your family?
Maybe you know of someone who could benefit from this information?
Please pass it on and help spread the message of health and healing!