Nearly 40 million adults in the US are affected by an anxiety disorder that impacts their day to day lives. However, only 36.9% of these people are actually getting treatment, and quite often if it is left untreated, it can spiral into depression. If you are someone that struggles with their anxiety, then seeking medical treatment is a must, but there could be many reasons why you actually might not want to go to the doctors. For a lot of people, the thought of going to doctors could increase their anxiety and so they will do all they can to avoid this. This shouldn’t mean you push aside your anxiety; there are plenty of ways to treat your mental illness even when you are at work. The following tips are about making it easier to keep your anxiety under control at work and to keep your life running smoothly.
Talk to someone
One of the best things you can do that will help you deal with your anxiety is talking to someone. There is nothing worse than sitting with your own thoughts and letting them pile up in your head but letting it off your chest to someone who takes the time to listen to you will impact massively. It can also give you the chance to forget how you’re feeling if you’re engaging in good conversation with someone that you trust.
If your anxiety has spiraled into a deeper routed problem and you find you are suffering, you could be recommended to take anti-depressants, which, while it might tackle the depression itself, come with many adverse side effects including weight gain. This is something that is not going to make anyone feel good, so a great new alternative to tackling your anxiety is CBD oil.
Derived from the cannabis plant, CBD oil can be taken in various ways, from vaping to coming in an edible form, dependent on how long lasting you want the effect to be. It also doesn’t require a prescription; in fact, you can buy it online or over-the-counter from a reputable health store. To learn more about how much CBD oil you should take and the effects from it, take some time to read about it online.
Look after your physical health
Even though you are looking for ways to look after your mental health, this shouldn’t mean you forget about your physical health. You should ensure that you make time for your physical health by eating well, drinking enough water and exercising daily. To make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet you should meal prep for the entire week; you could take leftovers to work the next day, so you continue eating well at work as well. You’ll find that by eating better, you’ll have more energy, and are more positive, which means you can focus on improving your mental health.
If you don’t want to talk to someone verbally a good way to get out how you are feeling is to write it down. Journaling gives you the chance to write everything you are feeling with the bonus of the privacy that comes with it. Here you can write down any worries or fears you have bouncing around your head, and by doing so, you can empty your brain which could make you feel less stressed and tense resulting in you feeling a little better.
We take breathing for granted sometimes as it something that happens without needing to think about it. However, a good technique for looking after your anxiety is to start doing breathing exercises. The key is to close your eyes and take long deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Doing breathing exercises like this will relax your muscles, lower your blood pressure and increase the oxygen you are taking in which ultimately will calm your brain and body.