If you have anxiety, your doctor may have prescribed medication. Medication can help many people, and maybe it worked for you. But maybe it didn’t help. Or maybe you’d just rather try to manage your anxiety without drugs.
What will work for you is likely to depend on the type of person you are and what approaches are the best fit for your life.
The following suggestions for anxiety disorder therapy can help you in curing your anxiety problems.
1. Manage your caffeine consumption.
Anxiety naturally heightens your arousal. So does caffeine. If you’re already anxious, caffeine can make you feel even more anxious.
It can also keep you up at night. Limiting caffeine intake, and cutting off caffeine six hours before bed, can also help.
2. Get enough sleep.
Everyone is different, but most people should try to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night. I know I need a good eight hours of sleep to feel well-rested. If you’re in the habit of staying up late and getting up early, you’re probably not getting enough sleep.
When you don’t get enough sleep, your body and brain don’t get the downtime they need to recharge and reset.
3. Consider your diet.
Recent research shows a connection between the gut and the brain. You might wonder what that means for you. It means that an unhappy digestive system can make you feel bad emotionally. A balanced diet that includes yogurt, kefir, kombucha, pickles, and other foods containing probiotics can improve mental health, leave you feeling less anxious, and improve your digestive health as well!