Hey, pretty girl!
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. Anxiety disorders affect over 18% of the U.S. population, myself included. I was officially diagnosed with anxiety this March, but have been dealing with symptoms since the fall of 2018. Mental illnesses, specifically anxiety, can be difficult to cope with. While I still struggle to manage my symptoms, these are some tips I have that work for me! I hope I can share at least one tip that will help you manage your anxiety as well.
#1: I manage my anxiety by working out consistently every morning.
Setting a routine is the best way to manage my anxiety. I like to keep a consistent time that I wake up at and start my day the same way so that I am not overwhelmed. I’ve noticed my anxiety spikes when my morning doesn’t start with consistency. Working out also helps to raise endorphin levels and burn off my anxious energy right away in the morning. I complete three strength workout sessions per week, three cardio sessions and one stretching session.
#2: I manage my anxiety by reading my Bible before bed at night.
I have found that choosing a Bible passage relating to what I am currently anxious about helps me to sleep better at night. Reading the words of the Lord calms me in a way that nothing else can. I will read and pray before bedtime to remind myself that God has already worked out what I am worried about. This helps to keep my sleep more consistent throughout the night so I don’t start my morning mentally exhausted.
#3: I manage my anxiety by taking stress relief gummies.
Lastly, if I am having an incredibly tough day or feel more anxious than usual, I reach for my stress relief gummies. The combination of GABA and lemon balm help to stabilize my mentality on a day where I cannot control my anxiety on my own. These are not an everyday solution. If you find yourself needing them everyday you should consult a doctor. These are helpful for times where you need help beyond your healthy coping strategies.
Remember that anxiety can be helped and managed so that you can live happier!! Let me know if these tips help you and if you need someone to talk to, my DM’s are always open.
With Love, Marin