Anxiety is a by-product of stress. Innumerable activities, projects, deadlines, and inevitable need to push boundaries, adds to endless stress in our daily lives. It barely ever leaves a chance for us to contemplate the value of life that we are leading. All of this stress culminates into anxiety, which is characterized anxiety symptoms like extreme negative thinking about preposterous situations. A simple example of this is battling a legion of thoughts as we close our eyes, lay back in the stillness of the night, and try really hard to fall asleep. Fighting this quiet riot within, is the first sign of excess worry which leads to stress, and results in anxiety.
However, all of this needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Here’s how you can beat the stress in four simple steps and reclaim your life.
Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety
Take a Day Out
Whether you are stressed at home, at work, or generally with life, it doesn’t matter. The fact that you are stressed is good enough for you to take a day out. Kick back your shoes, take a time out, and relax. Spend a day on a couch in front of the television, with a bowl of potato fries, hit the mall and shop till you drop, go dancing with friends, or clean your room.
The idea is to basically indulge in an activity that you enjoy. Forget about how many calories you’ll put on and how much time you’ll waste. Eat the food that comforts you, without caring much about what happens next. Take a vacation to a place you have never been and explore something new. For once, let your mind enjoy its truest cravings. By the end of it you will be rejuvenated for a fresh start.
Whine Out Loud
The best way of dealing with stress is by venting it out, literally! To put it simply: Whine. Just vent out all your stress, worries, and anxieties. All your problems and troubles are going to be a history by tomorrow or day after (figuratively). Hence, thinking about them now and concluding negative extremities is absolutely futile. But we don’t realize this till the time we complain about it and vent it out.
Just as you have friends to do some LOL, call them up so that you get to do some WOL (whine out loud). Sometimes we know the solutions to our problems and all we look for is some support to sail through. Talk to your family and friends, ask for help if you need any and you shall find it.
Shop, eat, go to a spa, watch chick flicks, read books, cook, paint, drive, listen to music, do some gardening, play your favorite sport, watch the sunset, cook a romantic dinner, head out with your girlfriends, and just do whatever makes you happy. You’ve been at your best behavior so far, and it’s time to reward yourself with a little bit of pampering. So indulge in something, that doesn’t require you to think too much, but demands you to just do it. There cannot be any more simple ways to relieve anxiety and stress, than by allowing yourself to follow your heart!
Each one has a unique skill and that becomes their calling. It may be your inclination to meditate, to sing, to dance, or to create something in an artistic way. Rediscover this skill to know your capacity. Channelize your energies, utilize your potential to the fullest. Doing something that you are good at and giving it your best, is an exhilarating experience. It will once again make you fall in love with yourself!
To deal with stress and anxiety you need to make a firm decision to do so. Making a few lifestyle changes such as getting adequate sleep, proper exercise, right diet, and enough time to relax will go a long way in making your life peaceful. Being positive and knowing when to let go will definitely prevent unwanted aggravations in your life.