New Ways To Fight Anxiety That Actually Feel Good
For many of us, living with anxiety is a fact of life – something that we get used to more and more as we get older.
We’re used to the idea that dealing with anxiety is a kind of “fight” that we must engage in daily. But is that the right metaphor?
It turns out that there are many ways to deal with the anxiety that don’t feel like a fight at all. In fact, some of them feel good.
Feeling like everything is a battle is part and parcel of the anxious experience. It’s the basic stress of life and failing to go with the flow that generates the unpleasant feelings that many people get.
The good news is that you don’t have to grit your teeth and hope for the best in your fight against anxiety. There are many ways to deal with the condition that adds to your wellbeing.
Go With The Flow
When you have anxiety, you constantly feel like life is an uphill struggle. You pit your determination against the rest of the world and see how far you get.
Unfortunately, this approach leaves you feeling exhausted and powerless very quickly. You start the adventure with high hopes, only to find out that you’re just not strong enough.
People who have low levels of anxiety don’t take this view of life. For them, it’s less of a frantic paddle upstream and more of a gentle canoe ride downhill, with the odd bump here and there along the way.
When you learn to delegate outcomes in your life to the universe, you find a sense of peace. It’s no longer about you or your abilities.
Improve Your Diet
Dieting isn’t fun, but anyone can make positive changes. And what’s more, they can be pleasurable too.
While many of us like junk food, we all know how it makes us feel after we eat it. About an hour later, you feel lethargic and you don’t feel like you can do anything.
By contrast, that’s not what happens after you eat something healthy. In fact, it is usually the opposite.
You can also improve your diet by adding various supplements. People with anxiety, for instance, often benefit from CBD gummies or ashwagandha. Both these foods contain natural compounds that calm the mind and soothe the nervous system.
Soak In The Bath
If you’re feeling anxious and don’t quite know what to do about it, try taking a bath. Just the pleasurable physical sensations are often enough to overcome some of the pain being created in your mind and deactivate it.
Deal With The Problem On Your Mind Now
Failing to deal with problems is a major cause of anxiety. You keep putting something off because you don’t want to confront it but doing that makes it worse.
Sometimes, you just must bite the bullet and deal with the issue before you can relax. But once you do it, it almost always feels better. You’re finally free from worry and can enjoy your leisure time more.
Everyone has had some experience with anxiety, more so now with Covi-19. How have you dealt with it? Drop me a line or two as always.