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Living with Anxiety: 4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Anxiety Under Control

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness affecting people in the United States.

40 million adults in the U.S. are living with anxiety, totaling 18% of the population.

Anxiety can have a slew of adverse side effects. Those affected are more likely to get sick and visit the doctor or have a hospital stay for psychiatric disorders.

And although the illness is considered highly treatable, nearly 37% of those afflicted don’t get treatment.

If you’re suffering from anxiety, it’s time to get yourself the help you deserve. You ought to live a life that is full, happy, and stress-free.

We offer some accessible ways to keep your anxiety under control while you seek out the treatment you need.

  1. Get Healthy

Often, an unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to feelings of anxiety.

Try to get healthy in every way possible—limit your caffeine and alcohol intake, improve your diet, get proper rest consistently, reach out to friends and family, quit smoking.

Place a priority on your physical and emotional health, and your mental health will start to follow suit.

If you’re having trouble with any of these, CBD oils can promote appetite, restful sleep, and decrease social anxiety.

  1. Meditate Regularly 

Our breath is our life-force, and it deserves our attention.

Meditation has a plethora of positive benefits for those with and without anxiety. Meditation can:

  • Reduce negative, worrying, and racing thoughts

  • Allow you to take notice, pay attention

  • Bring feelings of focus, calm, and balance

  • Increase positive self-statements

If meditation is tricky for you, there are plenty of guided apps or classes that can help you dabble in and improve your practice.

Additionally, yoga classes tend to focus on this breathing technique, as well. Which brings us to our next tactic for controlling anxiety. . .

  1. Exercise

We’ve all heard it before, but it’s worth noting again—regular exercise can have enormous benefits on our mental and physical health.

It’s a natural, effective technique that’s been proven to help those who suffer from anxiety, stress, or depression. In fact, studies have shown it’s just as effective at managing depression as anti-depressants—minus any adverse side effects.

It will also help you sleep better, which contributes to positive health.

  1. Know and Manage Your Triggers

Everything on this list is intended to be a long-term tactic to living with anxiety, and knowing and managing your triggers is no different.

If you spend more time ignoring your triggers or burying them beneath a mountain of junk food, junk TV, and lack of exercise, the root of your anxiety is still there. Although it may be hard at times, reflecting on what triggers your anxiety is a worthwhile effort.

Some triggers are easily identifiable, which allows you to avoid them or be proactive about making them less complicated and stress-inducing.

If You’re Living with Anxiety, Be Proactive

Anxiety is hard to control but not impossible.

With the right mindset and effort, you can make living with anxiety manageable. Using these tips and getting treatment can mean a world of difference. You must be diligent in these efforts to be the most effective.

Time to get your life back!

For more like this, keep scrolling our page for a slew of guidelines and advice for improving your life.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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