5 Strategies To Beat Anxiety

Anxiety can be defined as apprehension over an upcoming event. We mull over the future with terrifying forecasts that are not necessarily based in sound logic or valid evidence. In day to day life, anxiety’s emotional and physical symptoms can manifest as having poor concentration at work or school, insomnia, increased heart rate and being irritable towards family, friends and coworkers.

Stress and anxiety are emotional and physical responses to perceived dangers that are not always real. And since it is safe to say that most of us are not running from wild animals or hunting and gathering in the forest, it is often the mundane little things that tip us over the edge: the morning rush hour, lost keys or piled up emails. Fortunately, you can beat this kind of stress by doing some small changes in your life. Here are some tips on how to be more calm and collected amidst the chaos of everyday life.

5. Get Enough Sleep

Not having consistent sleep can have some detrimental consequences. Inconsistent sleep is not only bad for our health, it is also a big contributor to anxiety and stress. Furthermore, since anxiety often causes disruptions in sleep, this often triggers a vicious cycle of stress and sleepless nights. Whenever you’re feeling anxious, try scheduling a full 7-9 hours of sack time and notice how a few nights of restful slumber can make a difference in stress reduction.