Control Your Anxiety Naturally

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Once anxiety begins to interfere with everyday life it is considered an anxiety disorder. Excessive worry, or anxiety, is associated with increased risk for depression, heart disease, and other medical conditions. Here are some tips for getting a handle on your excessive worry.

Have you ever thought about yoga?  You should take some yogic relaxing breaths. You do this by Inhaling through your nose for 4 seconds, then holding your breath for 7 seconds, and exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds. Practice this throughout the day for about a minute at a time. You can also do some sort of meditation activity for at least 15 minutes. Try this for up to 3 or 4 times a day. Researchers have shown that medication can lower your anxiety. You must find a quiet environment, clear your mind, and actively relax.

Did you know feeling connected also reduces anxiety?  The more isolated you feel, the more likely you are to worry. One way to help this is by starting conversations with someone.

Try focusing on what is happening now and not what has happened in the past or will happen in the future. You should take 1 day at a time.

Try writing a journal. Put your anxious thoughts on paper and it can help to restore calmness. At night, before going to bed, you should take at least 30 to 50 minutes to unwind. Read a light novel or watch a comedy show on TV, anything but an active task. Another good idea before going to bed is to drink a glass of warm milk. Milk contains the amino acid, tryptophan, which can cause a certain amount of relaxation. For all of you caffeine drinkers, nothing is worse than caffeine for anxiety.

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