We all are programmed to be a little bit anxious! Like who doesn’t right? Before entering a meeting, making connections in new settings, or right before you show up at a party. Honestly, we all get a little anxious or feel a minor anxiety attack which is absolutely normal. But what if your anxious behaviour starts hindering your daily routines. According to a survey, 18% of adults in the USA are suffering from anxiety disorders. But here are a few simple steps by which you can control your anxious behaviour.
1. Get Organised to manage anxiety
A lot of panic attacks begin at the point when you keep on postponing your daily tasks. Which turns into a bundle of tasks with an almost impossible deadline. And this impossible deadline for undelivered tasks triggers your anxiety. The best solution for such situations is to avoid pilling of simple yet important tasks. Start slowly and get your day into an organized setting. If you love jotting things down, grab a to-do list. As you become more organized you leave room for different activities in your day.
2. Set Boundaries
Many people do not practice boundaries. But this is a highly efficient and effective way to manage your personal and professional life. Panic situations are easily created when you welcome your professional work into your personal time. It creates a dilemma of being present in the moment or just completing your stuff in a few minutes or hours. And when you try to balance both it yields gross results and no happy time. So create your boundaries deliberately and say no to all the excessive tasks that can overlap your boundaries and cause you unnecessary stress.
3. Limit your caffeine intake
We usually never watch out for our caffeine intake. But studies have proven that excessive caffeine intake can have hazardous effects on people with anxiety. If your caffeine intake is too much for a day. You can switch your coffee with herbal drinks, tea, and the most important human drink water! You can add some workout sessions or evening walks. It might not be easy for you to refrain yourself but changing your habits will bring good results for your health.
4. Proper sleep = less anxiety
You didn’t saw this coming in your binge-worthy schedules, did you? Well, Netflix and chill is all cool but isn’t it cooler to have a proper sleep schedule. Your sleeping patterns and schedules impact your anxiety. And not getting enough sleep also triggers panic and anxiety attacks. The better you sleep the lesser are the chances you getting hyped up with sudden changes in your tasks. Our body gets drained after working continuously and needs rest. That goes equally for the brain.
5. Rewarding breaks
Even when you get highly organized with your schedules and set boundaries, you still need breaks. Because let’s be honest having an uptight working schedule for a long time can be equally draining as well. So having some hefty breaks are equally important. Because if you aren’t celebrating small and big wins then they aren’t worth it. So whether you just made it through a rough week, managed your schedules, did a little over time, or had a successful sales call. Reward yourself for hustling and working hard. Persistence is indeed important but having breaks every now and then is also important.
You might think that this is a bit overwhelming but it isn’t. You just need to channelize your energy cycles around your well planned day. When you know exactly what is coming your way, you prepare to tackle those tasks well. All you need is a mindset and strong will and you are all set to handle your stress and anxiety effortlessly. Planning your schedules and saying no to unnecessary stuff will save you a lot of time, energy, and won’t invite extra anxiety.
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