My name is Liane, I’m 26 years old, the main reason I have created this blog is share our journey and also share what has help us get through this and fully recover. So follow along.
There is no beating this overnight it take commitment and a making same every day changes that will pay in the long run. Here are a few things that really helped me:
1. Avoid caffeine
As much as you can Caffeine has appreciable virtues. In particular, it is an excellent intellectual stimulant. You may also like the taste of coffee or a soda containing caffeine.
Nevertheless, many scientific studies link caffeine with anxiety, especially for heavy consumers of coffee, cola drinks, black tea, and so on.
The other problem with caffeine is the addiction it causes as a psychoactive substance. Weaning in caffeine can then cause anxiety, insomnia, increased muscle tension … In short, symptoms comparable to those experienced during a generalized anxiety disorder.
If you are experiencing an anxiety episode or are dealing with an anxiety-provoking situation, try not to consume caffeine.
2. Avoid drinking alcohol to calm anxiety
The most anxious people are often more tempted to consume alcohol to relax. Indeed, an alcoholic drink can relieve your anxiety, or even make you more euphoric … But in the short term!
In fact, alcohol acts on serotonin (“the hormone of happiness”) and other neurotransmitters, hence this impression of natural anxiolytic.
However, your brain interprets this change as an abnormal condition and works to regulate the action of neurotransmitters. It will, therefore, lower the rate of serotonin quickly. The well-being effect will, therefore, be short-lived.
To summarize, when alcohol stops working, you’ll be even more anxious than before.
This is how the vicious circle of dependence can be born. The physiological withdrawal symptom also induces a strong anxiety. In summary, anxiety, depression and alcohol feed each other.
3. Express your anxiety in writing
You can be comfortably at home, without any source of worry or stress, or even have a dream vacation … And be terribly anxious. Anxiety attacks often occur suddenly.
The inability to determine the cause of worry is one of the most distressing aspects of anxiety disorder. Practicing writing can then comfort you, especially if you do not dare to tell what you feel aloud.
Writing helps to expose one’s emotions to free oneself. In this sense, keeping a journal can help overcome negative emotions, or even identify the causes of anxiety.
If you do not have the patience to keep a journal, do not hesitate to write a few words to translate your feelings on a sheet of paper. No need to heal the writing or the spelling, this text is only for you.
4. Talk about your anxiety
to someone who understands you
If your anxiety problems are so pervasive as to prevent you from living normally, it is essential to discuss them with a health professional.
However, talking to a friend who has already experienced the same thing can really benefit you.
Your loved ones may notice a trigger event that you were not aware of. They may have heard of a relaxation technique you have never tried before.
In any case, you will appreciate to be able to entrust you to a interlocutor able to put you in your place.