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Tired of feeling so crummy? Here are 20 little ways to improve your body and get your mind moving in the right direction everyday.
1. Take a Walk Outside
Enjoy the sunshine! Studies show that Vitamin D & sunshine can boost your mood & help kick the blues away.
2. Eat Breakfast
Start your day with a hearty, healthy breakfast. It'll help your body manage the day’s stress as well as fuel your brain.
3. Drink More Tea
Green tea leaves contain polyphenols, antioxidants that combat stress. Herbal teas with chamomile and lemongrass can be very relaxing before bed.
Slow, deep breaths can stimulate the full-body relaxation response.
5. “Nest” Before Bed
Take time to slow down and let your body and mind know it’s time to rest. Taking a warm bath, journaling, using lavender-scented lotion, and reading are some ways to wind down and relax before bed. Don’t forget to unplug — computers and televisions, which can act as stimulants and keep you up.
6. Get Moving
Exercising relieves tension & provides a great way to teach your body how to handle stress.
7. Drink More Water
Staying hydrated is a sure way to keep the Anxiety Monster at bay. Even 2% dehydration can have symptoms similar to anxiety and panic. At the first signs of a panic attack, reach for a cool glass of water. It’s amazing how much this can help.
8. Eat Your Fruits & Veggies
Keeping your body fueled & balanced with optimal clean nutrition is a way you ensure that your body has what it needs to fight off daily stress.
9. Try Supplements
Have an open conversation with your doctor. Consider a multi, additional magnesium, b-complex, fish oil, 5-HTP, Gaba, and Melatonin.
10. Learn & Grow
Spend time listening to podcasts, read, educate yourself on new healthy recipes, fitness tips,and nutrition.
11. Find Support
Look for a friend or head to our website to have a place to share your true feelings and find support. Going through anxiety alone is much more difficult.
12. Try Music Therapy
Keep your mp3 player full of songs that make you smile. You want to keep songs that really light up your soul for times of self-talk or anxiety.
13. Arm Yourself
Keep survival tools near by. Pack your purse, night stand, car or office with the items you will need if the panic monster arrives. Music, smelly lotion, water, charged cell phone, snack & journal are great choices.
Journaling your thoughts onto paper is one of the most healing things you can do everyday. Out of your head and on to paper. Will help them from bouncing around in your mind for long periods of time.
15. Find “Healing Time”
Read your devotionals, meditate, practice yoga, sit and reflect. This is time to center your body and mind.
16. Keep Track
Using our Daily Healing Journal can be a powerful tool. Keeps track of food, supplements, fitness, fluids, sleep & feelings. Great to look back each month to see the developments or find the triggers.
17. Make a List
Try focusing on one thing at a time. Mono-tasking usually gets us overwhelmed and in trouble. List the day, then only look at the next item on the list.
18. Monitor What’s Going In
Watching the news? Maybe cop shows? Those might not be the best choices while you are healing. Try turning off the TV for a while. Put down the newspaper, and pick up a book that will aid in your healing process. Make healing your new hobby.
19. Take Care of Yourself
After being in survival mode for so long it is time to turn the focus on ourselves. Aromatherapy baths, massages, new haircut. Time to take care of us. Who are you waiting for to do it?
20. Dream & Believe
How can you have hope if you're not dreaming? What could you be doing if you weren’t anxious? Know that you will get better & great things are waiting.
Tired of running from the Anxiety & Panic Monsters? Break Free!
After experiencing debilitating daily panic attacks and anxiety Amy Furbee looked to find a way to break free. After years of working to find relief she developed tools and tips that would eventually help thousands atwww.thehatchedegg.com. As a wife, and working mom of 2 young children she understand the struggle to find freedom in this fast paced world. Whether using medication or looking for more of a natural approach Amy has dedicated herself to sharing her journey and offering daily support, and tips to her community.
The ideas contained in this post solely represent the perspective of the author. To contribute to ‘Survivors Speak’ contact Michele.
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