Feeling Anxious? Try These 8 Tips

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes...including you.No matter your politics, we’re all feeling a bit anxious these days. With the unrest here at in the U.S. and abroad, it can be challenging to not feel anxious.

That’s especially true if you’re dealing with clinical anxiety. For people suffering from anxiety, worry, fear and terror can become a pattern of thought that can be difficult to control. It can interfere with every day life. Just going into a grocery store and discovering its been rearranged can produce anxiety, for example.

The Impact of Anxiety

A long-term pattern of anxiety can deplete you physically, mentally and emotionally. It can negatively impact your ability to handle stress. You might experience physical symptoms, such as fatigue, insomnia, headaches, upset stomach, dizziness, and shortness of breath and/or muscle tension or twitches.

Mentally and emotionally, you might project fear and worry into the future, creating a fantasy about what could happen. You might feel apprehensive, restless, unsettled and irritable.

Improve Your Food Plan

One of the best measures you can take to rebuild your reserves is to positively change your food plan. Eat more green leafy vegetables. Choose turkey breast, pumpkin seeds, eggs and fermented foods. Eat a balanced diet without sugar and limit your intake of coffee and caffeine.

In severe cases, see a health professional for medication so that you can get your feelings and behaviors under control.

Whether you have clinical anxiety or are just feeling anxious and stressed, these tips can help.

Here are my 8 tips for coping with anxiety:

  1. Give yourself permission to feel what you’re feeling. Don’t judge what you’re thinking or feeling.
  2. Meditate. Start and end your day with it. Turn to it whenever you feel your peace disrupted.
  3. Limit your sugar and coffee/caffeine. Eat a well-balanced diet.
  4. Inhale an essential oil, such as lavender, or combine it with coconut or almond oil and rub it into your palms, onto your neck or the bottoms of your feet. You can also use other oils, such as frankincense, rose, orange bergamot, lemon, sandalwood, clary safe and rose-scented geranium.
  5. Schedule a Reiki session, massage or other type of bodywork.
  6. Exercise. Take a walk. Do yoga. Go for a run or swim. Move your body.
  7. Reduce your exposure to cellphones, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and radio frequency (RF).
  8. Seek professional help if necessary to develop your coping skills.

I Can Help

If you’re struggling with anxiety, I can help. Make an appointment to receive energy healing/Reiki. I can also develop an individualized nutritional support plan. To schedule, please email me at terri@yourhealinginsights.com or call me at 319-631-0824.

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