How To Reduce And Control Your Anxiety Daily

Living with anxiety is no easy task; being able to reduce and control your anxiety makes handling the disorder easier. Whether or not the prescription medication is an option for you, there are several other ways to get a grip on your anxiety.

First and foremost, relax.

Use mind and body techniques such as breathing exercises or yoga to reduce your anxiety and bring your focus off of the anxious thoughts and feelings. Meditation and massage therapy can also be useful to relax both your mind and body. Use these moments to recognize what is causing your anxiety, and try to avoid these triggers. If avoiding is not an option, try to accept that these are feelings you will have to deal with; look for ways to change or improve the situation. If you aren’t able to, try listening to music, drinking green tea, or using other natural supplements to help reduce your anxiety. Cutting out stimulants such as caffeine, and avoiding junk foods are also helpful ways to feel better and keep a clear head.

Next, get moving.

Being active and staying busy is the best way to keep your mind on a positive track; you will reduce your anxiety without having to change any major habits. Engaging with friends, exercising, or developing a hobby you enjoy will all help to reduce your anxiety.

Try to clear the clutter out of your life. Cleaning up your home can clear negative “junk” filling up your mind, allowing space for positive thoughts and actions. External peace reflects internal peace; sometimes working from the outside, it can make a difference.

Do not let anxiety control your life.

Making a conscious effort every day to use practices that help reduce stress and promote positive thinking. If you feel your anxiety building, use these practices to stop stress in its tracks, and move forward with your new lifestyle.

Photo: Pexels

More Articles

What is stress?

Stress is sometimes used to describe challenges or threats, like, “Kelly was under a lot of stress”, or other times to...

Specific phobias are the most common type of anxiety disorder that is defined as an irrational fear of or aversion to a situation or specific...

Feelings of anxiety and stress cause a number of physical and chemical changes in the body, including the release of adrenaline and other hormones...

Why is Celexa prescribed?

Celxa or Citalopram, is used to treat depression. Citalopram is in a class of antidepressants (mood elevators)...

Why is this medication prescribed?

Prozac or Fluoxetine is an antidepressant (mood elevator) and is used to treat depression, obsessive-...

More Articles

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) can be a crippling condition that keeps you from living your life, but sometimes the prescription anxiety...

Meditation has a reputation among some in the west as being akin to religious practice and for that reason, something mystical or reserved for...

In many cases, a mental disorder can be just as disabling as a physical one. That seems to be the case with Los Angeles Dodger Hong-Chih Kuo, who...

Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for healthy growth and development. There is significant...

Making choices can be anxiety provoking, especially if our ideas about the decision are riddled with judgments.

Getting rid of self-...

Although best known for treating major depressive disorder, Cymbalta (generic name: duloxetine) is also a proven and effective treatment for...

The revised psychiatric diagnostic manual, the DSM-5, has an interesting addition: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

So ladies, if...

Effexor is an antidepressant that has been on the market since 1993. It is a member of the SNRI class of antidepressants (serotonin-norepinephrine...

Drinking coffee makes you jumpy. Caffeine makes you jittery, it messes up your sleep cycle, and in large enough amounts, it becomes...

Around 40 million American adults suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder. While there are effective therapies and medications that make it...

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), are a class of...

While anxiety can be a disorder in itself, it is also known to be a symptom of a number of physical disorders and illnesses. Before beginning...

The fourth version of the diagnostic manual for mental disorders, or DSM-IV, has now been replaced by a fifth revision, called the DSM-5.

...

For college students, spring brings both warmer weather and something less pleasant - finals week. Colleges and universities know that this can be...

Anxiety sufferers in the 21st century have a relatively new avenue of help and support: the Internet. As more and more people turn to Google first...