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IN Health & Fitness ON 15 Sep, 2016
Anxiety is like an epidemic of the 21st generation. From young teens to middle aged folks, everyone has at some point been there and we all know how gross that feels. Life is such tough at times.
Here are some of my practical tips to help you get out of this rut and make life exciting filled with an abundance of health and happiness.
To put in simple words, moments before you are about to propose to the girl of your dreams, that moment before giving a presentation before your potential investor or when you suddenly experience sweaty palms, racing heart and you are unable to eat or drink anything, it's close to the feeling of anxiety. I am sure each one of us has gone through this feeling. But it becomes a serious problem if you are constantly in that zone and unable to sleep or get on with your life.
Here are 12 ways to help you.
Yoga therapy does more than stretching your muscles. It calms your soul and nurtures your body and spirit. As a teacher myself, I always refer to it as moving meditation. It heals you and creates a space that heals your mind,emotions and your overall mental health. Before any seminars that I lead, I always make sure to have at least an hour for myself to align with my body and be more present and charged up for the day ahead.
I consider my "sacred" journal as a tool where I literally dump everything that is on my mind. My goals, the steps I need to take to get there, things to upgrade, health goals, relationship goals etc. It helps me to purge my emotions and thoughts and literally I can't even stress how beneficial it is to help my creative juices flowing as a writer and emotionally healing for my mental health and sanity.
I always had a therapist in form of my grandma while growing up, she was also a Psychologist. But sometimes we need to reach out to people who are willing to listen and provide practical solutions that might aid you in your emotional healing. They could be an old friend, husband, colleague or anyone who is non-judgemental of your situation. Sometimes, you might need to seek professional therapist to get a third angle perspective who might be of a great help down the life through the ups and downs of life. Trust me, it pays off.
Everyone deserves this kind of sleep. A deep restful, peaceful slumber that helps your body feel recharged, rejuvenated and relaxed. Try drinking calming teas, trying restorative gentle yoga, putting up your feet against a wall and relaxing every muscle and nerve in your body! Breathe, easy.
I am a big believer in the healing power of nature. The sun shining on your face as you trek up the hill surrounded by greenery. I reckon you to try hiking, going on long solo walks, laying on the beach and being around non-judgemental people and focussing on all the things you are grateful for. Watch your life change! I promise you, this works every single time!
Have you heard this weird thing called Music? You should try it when you're feeling down. Know how to play the guitar or piano? Relax and unwind while you release all your emotions through the strings of the guitar and let it all go. What has to stay, will stay.
Need I elaborate? It only increases your health problems and is known to trigger panic attacks and becomes a source of more anxiety. Nah, not worth it!
If you can afford, hire a nutritionist who can give you personalized attention. I am one and my info is in my bio. Or else, there are plenty of videos and information online. Make sure you nourish and fuel your body with vibrant colorful produce that is fresh and nutritious at regular intervals during the course of the day.
Sometimes, we need to plug off, literally from everyone and everything to figure our life out. Find that space and time, let your friends and family know about your intentions and spend that time meditating and being with yourself away from it all.
As, much as you like being alone, sometimes you need people to hang out with. Choose people wisely, people who will motivate and uplift you and are personally goal driven and overall happy. Being around them will lift your spirits and you will be left feeling renewed and calmer.
Massages have become a sweet indulgence of mine lately. I feel it is one of the vital ways of showing self-care to your being. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. Take care of yourself. Ask your spouse or mommy dearest to give you a deep shoulder and foot rub. It not only brings people closer but releases cathartic emotions from the body.
Making a list of top 3 things to accomplish the night before and having a time table or routine to follow helps a lot in long term goal setting and feeling accomplished and happier on a daily basis. Although, there are always unforeseen circumstances in our days knowing the tasks ahead of us keeps us in charge of our life.
I truly, wholeheartedly hope that whoever is reading this right now feels better by following at least some of the tips that appeal to you instantly. These are very practical solutions that you can imbibe in your lifestyle that will lead to a happier joyful YOU!
Here's to the abundance of joy in our lives!
Xoxo ( I know, I have been watching too much of gossip girl lately ;-)
Akshita (Follow me on IG,FB @glamlocal )