Stress and anxiety are both on the rise. In fact, anxiety symptoms have been becoming steadily more common over the course of the last 80 years. For almost a decade, more and more young people have reported experiencing anxiousness, depression, sleeplessness, and other symptoms of stress regularly. And worse, doctors don’t really know why.
That means that if you’re feeling stressed out and anxious, then you’re not alone. So many people experience stressors every day - from stressful workplaces to important school exams and more. While a little bit of stress can actually be good for you, chronic stress can lead to serious anxiety problems including anxiety attacks, depressive episodes, and even physical illness. That’s why it’s important to always have some stress management strategies on hand in case you need some relief from anxiety symptoms before it gets too serious! Here are five healthy ways to manage anxiety and stress:
1. Get Moving
Exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress and anxiety. Physical activity produces endorphins which are a kind of natural painkiller and general good-mood chemical. Even just five minutes of aerobic exercise can jump-start endorphin production and help you start feeling better, fast! So whenever stressors start to get to you, take some time to go for a walk, run, or do some yoga.
Research shows that people, especially young adults, who heavily use cell phones and computers have higher rates of mental health problems, stress symptoms, depression, and sleep disorders. Take a break! Put down your phone, computer, or other devices for 10-20 minutes and enjoy the peace of disconnecting. Do this when your anxiety starts to peak and try to combine it with another stress management tactic to really feel the benefits.
3. Write it Down
Try writing about your stressors and your situation. Putting it all down on paper can help you see the problem more comprehensively, which may illuminate the options you have for managing or resolving whatever issue is stressing you out. Even if it doesn’t, it can at least help clear your mind of distracting thoughts and help you focus on the task at hand. Check out this blog on the benefits of journaling.
4. Mindful Breathing
Tons of scientific research shows that practicing mindfulness is extremely effective in helping people reduce stress and improve both mental and physical wellbeing. It helps you become more aware of your own emotions and body, allowing you to calm yourself and shift your mindset. Try diaphragmatic breathing, where you breathe into your lower belly and focus on the inhale and exhale of air. Taking a few minutes to breathe mindfully will do wonders for your stress and anxiety levels.
5. Try Genexa® Stress Relief
Genexa’s all natural, organic, and non-GMO Stress Relief medicine has helped many, many people find peace during stressful times. Made only from the safest and healthiest ingredients, you don’t have to stress about what you’re putting in your body. Unlike other anxiety medications or pills, you don’t have to worry about dependency or serious negative side effects. When used in combination with other stress management tactics or used on its own to combat symptoms of anxiety, it can help to change your life. Check out the amazing testimonials in the reviews here!
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