I have so much anxiety. I need help.
We all suffer from anxiety from time to time. Often, it can be evoked by a stressful situation but if it is dominating our lives, then it is time to address it.
Key points of this video:
First of all, if you do take medication for your anxiety, do not stop taking it. Always check with your medical doctor first before making any changes to your medications.
As you most probably know, meditation or other mind-body techniques are very helpful in reducing anxiety.
However, sometimes anxiety can be so overpowering that thoughts cannot escape the gravitational pull of the anxiety and fear.
So, what to do?
Pattern interrupters can be very helpful: when you notice that your anxiety is bothering you, change your flow! Change the room you’re in, go on a walk, exercise, have a glass of water, or flick an elastic band on your wrist.
If you can, take a cold shower or immerse your hands or feet in cold water. This will reset your nervous system.
Do you have a song that makes you feel good? Listen to that song (maybe 10x in a row) and think about the good feeling you had the last time you listened to it.
The root causes of anxiety can be varied; sometimes a latent pathogen can be to blame.
Your body could also be deficient in minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium.
As always, a whole-food diet, adequate amounts of water, exercise and rest are instrumental in helping you feel your best.