Are you on a continuous state of worry and nervousness? Do you feel jittery, having cold sweats or feet? Then in all likelihood, you are facing panic attacks. Though there are a host of medications and professional counseling available for it; it will not harm- if you start off taking a few self-initiated measures. The followings are the some of them-
Unleash the power of music therapy:
This is the sweetest anxiety treatment, amongst all other forms of effective methods. Listening to your favorite tunes will automatically uplift your mood and cut back on the level of nervousness, pain and blood pressure. Numerous studies of music therapy have been done on Alzheimer’s’ patients, children suffering from ADHD and pregnant mothers. Each of them showed music has a soothing effect on strenuous nerves. So it’s time to download from iTunes or sign up for Pandora.
Workout for 21 minutes:
It has been researched that working out for only 21 minutes every day, can keep anxiety at a bay. If you have not lifted a single weight throughout your life, then you may start doing the workout with brisk walking or jogging. But if you have a habit of exercising before, then push yourself to newer challenges. Go for resistance training, rock climbing or rowing. You must choose some actions that leave you no time to think at all and which challenge you act presently. Yoga is also a much popular form of anxiety treatment. Yoga relieves the SNS (Sympathetic Nervous System) and HPA (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal) blocks that get hyper active during the time of stress.
Try out deep breathing
The best part about deep breathing is that- you can’t be worried while you are deep breathing. For correct deep breathing, you need to- inhale by filling up your lungs and hold the breath at the count of 8, again exhale it by opening up your mouth. Deep breathing has a super-positive effect on blood pressure reduction, putting the heart rate on a slow motion and improving the cortisol.
Eating wholesome foods will nourish your body and satiate your pangs of hunger -as the latter is one of the main causes for worry. But it doesn’t mean that you will pile up junk foods on your plate. You may go to a dietician for a proper food chart. Also sticking to the following foods will lessen your nervous breakdowns-
• Dark chocolate as it’s a great mood lifter.
• Leafy veggies that contain folate and phytonutrients.
• Egg as a breakfast food.
• Green tea/ chamomile tea.
By, including these few common items in your regular diet, you can eventually introduce big changes in your life. So, try them out today!