Lifestyle Changes That Are Recommended for Anxiety

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Reduce Caffeine Intake

caffeine is stimulant and it can make your anxiety worse. If you have trouble cutting back on these foods and beverages, talk to your doctor about medications or other ways to help you quit them or reduce your intake.

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Eat a Balanced Diet

Eating nutritious foods and staying hydrated helps your mind and body function at their best, which can help you reduce stress and cope with challenging situations more effectively.

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Start a Journal

Keeping a journal is an effective way of identifying the issues that cause anxiety for you so that you can make plans to avoid them. It can also help you recognize when you’re feeling anxious so that you can take steps to calm yourself down.

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Practice Relaxation 

Relaxation techniques such as yoga, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness meditation can help reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety by inducing relaxation. They may also help prevent them from recurring by lowering stress.

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Create a Bedtime Routine

Anxiety often causes insomnia, but lack of sleep also increases anxiety, forming a vicious cycle that’s difficult to break. If you have trouble sleeping, try setting a regular bedtime schedule, practicing relaxation techniques before bed, avoiding naps during the day.

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Get Enough Sleep

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by stress and worry. Don’t let this happen; aim for the recommended 7-8 hours every night; if you’re having trouble falling asleep at night, try taking a warm bath or reading a book before bedtime

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Don’t Smoke

Smoking cigarettes increases anxiety sensitivity, which can heighten anxiety levels in certain people. If you’re having trouble quitting smoking on your own, ask your doctor for help.

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Stressful events happen, but you don’t have to let them get the best of you. Learning how to manage your stress will help keep anxiety at bay. Be mindful of your thought patterns, and be sure to question the negative or repetitive thoughts that may be fueling your anxiety.

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Engage in Talk Therapy

One of the best things you can do to help manage your anxiety is to engage in talk therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

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Take Medication

Anxiety medications can ease symptoms, but they’re not suitable for everyone, and they’re not the only answer. Sometimes, the side effects of anxiety medication can be worse than the symptoms they treat.

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Identify Triggers

Anxiety is a normal human response to stress. It helps individuals cope with stressful situations, such as sitting exams or making important decisions.

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