The battle with anxiety is one for the ages. It’s one that no one would wish upon their worst enemies. It’s a disease that robs from one’s own happiness and makes you feel as if there is something wrong with you. There is often lots of trial, error, and headache involved in finding your anxiety triggers and how to start feeling normal again. If you’re at your wit’s end with anxiety, below are 3 lesser known ways that you definitely need to try.
Surround Yourself with Good Influence
You are the average of the 5 people you spend your time with the most. Are you hanging around people that ease your anxiety or ones that add fuel to the fire?
Whether you’re aware of it or not, the people around you influence your feelings much more than you might think. And not just your feelings, your actions too. If alcohol is a major anxiety trigger for you (and it is for many), do you hang out with people who like to go drinking most nights? If so, for your anxiety’s sake, you may want to reconsider who you’re hanging out with.
Try Alternative Treatments
When traditional medicine and techniques fail, it’s usually time to try something different. There are plenty of alternative treatments to anxiety and depression that exist that may be well worth your time. if there’s a chance that one may ease your anxiety at all, wouldn’t you want to know?
Meditation and yoga are the two front runners when it comes to alternative methods for treating anxiety. Acupuncture is another one that you’ve like heard of. One other method, which you may not be familiar with, is transcranial magnetic stimulation (or TMS for short).
It works by using an electromagnet which painlessly transmits magnetic pulses to nerve cells in your brain. It stimulates those cells involved in mood and depression. As always, consult with your doctor or a licensed professional before undergoing any alternative treatments.
Drink More Water
What? Really? Yes, drinking more water can actually ease symptoms of anxiety. Water is a basic need for all humans. We need it to survive.
Our organs, the brain included, are made up of water. When you look at the number of people who live in a constant state of dehydration – it’s said to be as high as 75% – it starts to make sense why this could be making people anxious. Usually, dehydration isn’t the main cause of anxiety, rather it is a contributor. But nonetheless, simply drinking more water each day has been shown to help diminish many symptoms of anxiety.
Anxiety is no fun for anybody. If you’ve been looking into the mirror lately and feeling anything but the beautiful human being you are, these lesser known tips to beating anxiety could be for you.
Start by taking a close look at those who you spend your time with. Don’t be afraid to try alternative treatments (when given the go-ahead, of course). And always remember to drink more water.