Being human can be so stressful, that sometimes we look for anything that can help us cope with the stress.
In order to improve your mind, you must work along with your body. Everything is connected when it comes to your health, and you simply can’t correct one aspect of your self and neglect the other.
If you have thought of or even quit your excercise routine to ease of the stress, you are wrong, studies suggest that aerobic activity—things like jogging, walking, cycling, and even swimming—can help diminish feelings of anxiety or depression, improve mood, and raise self-esteem.
2. Reduce Your Caffeine Intake
Yes I know what just came to your mind, you drink caffeine to give yourself a boost; but please don’t forget, caffeine is a drug, and the “safe” dosage varies widely from person to person.
A stimulant that causes you to stay alert at low doses, high doses can cause anxiety and irritability; too much can prove toxic, even deadly.
3. Don’t Drink Alcohol
Before you start to defend yourself with that quote of ‘alcohol drowns your sorrows’, may be you should think of what happens when those sorrows become an ocean and drown you, doesn’t feel glamorous anymore huh.
A recent study suggests a link between alcoholism and anxiety disorders like post traumatic stress disease -PTSD.
While the research is still new, it seems heavy drinking could increase anxiety, so why not stay off alcohol completely?
4. You Have To Stop Smoking
Recent research shows smoking is actually a very damaging mental activity for you as a person.
5. You Need To Breathe Clean Air
Air pollution does play a role in our mood. Recently, the American Psychological Association commented “evidence is mounting that dirty air is bad for your brain, that high levels may damage a children’s cognitive abilities, increase adults’ risk of cognitive decline, and possibly even contribute to depression.
But it’s more than that: it might have even started before birth, with an unborn child’s exposure to air pollution possibly leading to memory or attention deficit problems later in life.
6.You Need Meditation
For some, it might seem like an obvious conclusion, but meditation—especially mindfulness meditation—could be a wonderful way to feel better mentally.
7. You Need To Steer Clear of Pesticides
No one wants pesticides used on their foods; unfortunately, it happens all the time. There’s even worrying evidence suggesting that prolonged exposure can affect your mental health.
Living an uncluttered, unrushed, natural lifestyle is a good way to cut short the sources of anxiety before they start.