Self-care To Help With Anxiety
When all the crap started in 2020 (Too much crap to list for all of us), I'm not gonna lie, I was freaking anxious. And I knew I needed to make some adjustments. My anxiety level was unreasonable and I knew I needed to get it to chill. I started to do some research on how I could do this naturally.
Keep in mind in order to really make changes in the way you feel you have to do the work. If you want to feel different then you have to be different. So commit to doing the work when you get started.
Here are a few changes I made that helped.
I Cut Back On The Caffeine
This was tough for me, I love coffee and it's such a huge part of my routine. The more I read about it, the more I knew it needed to be done!
Caffeine can not only increase anxiety levels but even worse people with anxiety can be more vulnerable to its effects. I now drink mostly decaffeinated which I did gradually over time. If you want to know my system, contact me and I'll share.
1 - When you add in exercise and movement to your daily routine you improve your overall health and your sense of well-being, It's almost an instant mood booster. It gets those endorphins flowing in. Physical activity helps increase the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is sometimes referred to as a runner's high, It should refer to just about any movement exercise, even a stroll in the park. Let's call it movement high, get off your butt and check it out!
2 - It's meditation in motion. I often tell this to people who tell me they can't meditate. If you can lose yourself in an activity. Whether it's running, hiking, gardening you will see that you've forgotten your day's frustrations or found a solution to a problem that's been nagging at you after being physically active in some way.
3 – If you become involved with an activity it often can involve a class, group runs/hikes/walks, clubs, competitions, and...