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Proven ways to reduce anxiety without medication

A few lifestyle changes can make a serious difference.

Every day, you have to think about taking your online course, your family, bills, and everything else that goes on around your life. Thanks to these pressures, you can become extremely anxious. There are those who grew up anxious, and they are now anxious adults who have to depend on drugs all the time to feel better.

In the United States alone, anxiety is one of the major mental illnesses that affects over 40 million people according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. This means one thing – there are billions of others from different parts of the world who suffer from this menace, and they are fully dependent on drugs to ease the anxiety.

Although medications help a great deal in dealing with anxiety, it doesn’t come without a fair share of its downsides. Some of the problems associated with anxiety drugs include;

  • Decreased Libido
  • Insomnia
  • Increased hunger and,
  • Jumpiness

Also, we cannot shun away from the fact that these drugs come with a price tag, and they will cost you’re a fortune unless you have premium insurance that covers it. But here are the good news – you don’t need to be over-dependent on medication to ease anxiety.

Below are some drug-free ways that can help you fight anxiety

Exercise regularly

Some myths surround body activity for people living with anxiety. Some blogs and sites will tell you that by exercising, you might not be able to walk for a couple of days thanks to post-workout soreness. Additionally, your mind might be over-clogged with pressures of life, and you might be at risk of going into a heart attack.

However, the truth is that body exercise is one of the most effective natural remedies for battling anxiety.

This is because it increases serotine and endorphins levels, which in turn help people with anxiety feel better emotionally.

Also, studies show that the human mind cannot concentrate on two things at the same time. Therefore, as you exercise, your mind will be taken off the stressors of life, and you will doubtlessly fee better.

Don’t struggle to do intense physical activity to feel better. Thirty minutes a day for five days is enough to improve your emotional and physical outlook.  You don’t have to subscribe to a gym membership or jog for 10 kilometers every day. Even running on your driveway or around your house might help!

Let it out

Keeping things to yourself is one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a person with anxiety. Talk to a friend you trust about your problems and they might make you feel better. If you don’t trust anyone, visiting a psychologist is another option that can work best for you.

But you don’t have to tell people your problems all the time. You can simply scream your heart and mind out! Science refers to this as scream therapy.

Yes, shout when you can and release your emotions. Don’t try to avoid anxiety. Instead, embrace it as part of your life and shout it out. Even if you have to jump on your bed, fight with your pillow, or pound your chest, do it as long as it makes you feel better.

Sleep tight

If you are the kind of person who pretends to be busier than everyone else and only sleeps three or four hours a day, you are doing an injustice to yourself.

Humans need adequate bedtime of 7-8 hours a day, and this applies to everyone including yourself. If you want to fight anxiety and win the battle, make sure you get better quality sleep. By having a good night’s sleep, you will have a better morning with less pressure in your mind.

In addition to the ways mentioned above, don’t skip any meals, eat a balanced diet, and break up with caffeine. With this, there is no reason why you cannot fight anxiety without visiting a health facility. Best of luck!

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