Anxiety and mental health are becoming important topics in modern-day culture. We are becoming aware of the impact of our own mental health, what it looks like in others, and how we can manage it. That’s important because the road to health includes tackling mental health issues directly.
Anxiety is but one attribute of mental health, one that can creep up on you without warning and without cause. It’s often a surprise for many people to encounter anxiety for the first time. The physiological response that the body produces is foreign. Knowing what to do when anxiety hits can go a long way to diminishing its affects.
First off, education. Proper mental health awareness helps those who been suffering from anxiety name their illness. Without proper education or awareness you may continue suffering from debilitating mental illnesses and anxiety but not know what your bodies is dealing with. Identifying the problem can lead to proper solutions.
When it comes to anxiety the solutions of course are not immediate. Although there are important rhythms in healthier lifestyle choices that contribute to diminishing the symptoms of anxiety, there’s no set formula of what will work. There is, however, some good practices. Those include:
- Healthy eating,
- good sleep,
- regular exercise
- regular therapy checkups
- lower (or no) substance use, including caffeine.
- healthy relationships
- healthy Home,
Are all important factors. Everyone is different and the level of trauma or triggers that might set off anxiety or a panic attack are unique to each individual. That can’t change, but you can start to make lifestyle adjustments to lower the effects or eliminate the impact of anxiety completely. Make the right lifestyles choices and see some noticeable results. The impact could change your life. If it sounds daunting, don’t try a list of things. Rather, opt to pursue ONE simple change or act, do it successfully without undue expectations of time, and grow from there.