Tip 2: Managing Anxiety

9/10/20

So for today's episode I wanted to focus on anxiety because I know that this is something that a lot of people deal with, and with everyone getting back into the swing of things and figuring out a routine (which you can check out last week's episode to find ways to do just that). Studies actually show that around 40 million people in the US deal with some form of anxiety. Before I go into the tips for today I wanted to talk a little bit about what anxiety is and the main 3 types of anxiety people deal with.

T Y P E S O F A N X I E T Y

Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.
There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders. (nimh)
Generalized Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Separation Anxiety

Ok, so now that you hopefully have a better idea of what anxiety is and the different types there are, I want to go ahead and jump into some tips on how to manage it. Please note that the following tips are for quick release more or should be seen as ways to deal with it, instead of long term solutions or the root causes of anxiety (we will save that information for another episode) So let's get started

T I P S
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Exercising: can help ‘divert’ you from the anxiety causing situation/moment
fun fact: 10 min walk can have the same effect of a 45min workout
Releasing endorphins/dopamine
Getting physical movement helps slows down the mental movement
regular exercise can help reduce the change of future struggles with anxiety
Adjusting Eating Patterns
Cutting down/out caffeine/sugars
Sometimes anxiety can actually mimic the signs of anxiety
Dr. Hyman
Essential oils/Aromatherapy
Lavender-helps calm (adaptiv: doterra)
Eucalyptus: plant that brings a calmness to our body
Journaling
Write down the anxious thoughts/feelings
Practicing Mindfulness
Deep breathing
Yoga & meditation
Counseling

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