Most people categorize Anxiety and Stress as the same human feeling but they have different meanings. Stress is the unpleasant feeling that may arise from some kind of emotional or physical tension which can lead people towards the frustration, anger or nervousness. On the other hand, Anxiety is the response of the body triggered by the stress. For example, when you are about to give a public speech in front of large group of people or when you are giving the job interview for a big company, you get many dreadful feelings that makes you think you are going to mess up your speech or interview. Those feelings are the stress. And in response of that stress, your body starts to exhibit some reactions for instance; your legs start shaking, you forget your lines and start stammering, or you can even go completely blank in such situations. These responses are the anxiety that gives you the feeling of unease or nervousness.
Anxiety is the natural feelings of wariness which everyone feels at so many circumstances. But the regular anxiety or the extreme anxiety has so many negative effects on your body which can lead people to depression, panic attack or even heart attack if gets worse.
Here are 5 ways through which we can overcome anxiety:
One of the best ways to get rid of anxiety is Exercise. Regular exercise will reduce the stress hormones level on the body and it also stimulates the production of endorphins in the brain which is the chemical that makes you feel good about yourself. Further, exercise will also improve your physical and mental health that helps to keep you fit and healthy. If you can also add couple of yoga sessions with your exercise, that would be a cherry on the cake.
The food we consume on a daily basis has a great impact on our mental as well as physical health. In the present era, the consumption of fast food and junk food has become an integral part for most people because of their busy schedule. These unhealthy diets have a negative impact on the blood pressure level, sugar level, cholesterol level which ultimately increases the stress hormones on the body. Therefore, it is important to maintain a balanced diet which contains low cholesterol, low carb, low sugar and highly nutritious vitamins and minerals.
Our body needs at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep every day in order to maintain our mental and physical health properly. If we don’t get enough sleep, it will directly impact our daytime energy and productivity. We must give our body enough sleep time so that it can recover all the energy and stamina it lost during the daytime. There are lots of people who struggle to sleep early. For them, it is recommended that they should try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday even on the weekends. It will be difficult at the beginning, but your body will grab the routine slowly and you will be able to have a good sleep.
Listening to your favorite music will also stimulate the production of endorphins which is the same chemical that you can release while doing the work outs or exercise. This chemical will make you feel good and happy, and it makes you forget about your stress and anxiety. The songs you like make you feel relaxed and it will help to heal your soul. Music is so powerful that sometimes it helps us to express our feelings where even the words fall short. There are many countries that practice music therapy to treat the patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Our brain cells work like the branches of tree. When we think about something, all the brain cells will work together to transfer that though to our brain and it will give you reasons why that is true. That means; if you think that something bad or negative is about to happen, your brain will give you hundreds of reasons about why and how those negative things will happen which will give you more anxiety. Instead, if you think that something good or positive is about to happen, now again your brain will give you hundreds of reasons about why and how those positive things will happen which will give you the pleasant feelings. Therefore, we must always be positive about everything.
If you able to manage your stress in time than you might not get Anxiety .There are several ways that you can follow to control your stress.