It can be difficult to balance all the competing priorities—work, family, exercise, other “adulting.” Here are a few tips to help you find more balance. 1. Create a calendar and block out the must-dos, 2. Combine, 3. Simplify, 4. Sharpen the saw…
1. Thank it. Anger is your body’s way of saying that there MAY be a threat of some sort. Anger often protects you from fear (Fight or flee). 2. Make a choice about the best way to use your energy to get closer to your goals….
Get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep is essential to helping your body rebalance the brain chemicals and hormones needed to feel happy and relaxed. Know your triggers and address the threat. Figure out why your body thinks it’s a threat and address that. Manage your time. Poor time management can lead a long hours at work and poor sleep, or just an increase in stress and anxiety because you get too much to do.
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Get Enough Quality Sleep. Quality sleep is essential to having good memory, concentration, energy and mood. It is also one of the easiest things to improve. Eat Well. Your body makes the brain chemicals needed to help you focus and stay motivated from the foods you eat. You don’t have to be a health nut, but getting adequate protein and a variety of dairy, grains and vegetables is essential. Begin with the end in mind.
Minimize stimulants. Stimulants including caffeine, nicotine, decongestants, certain herbs and sugar can all give you a jittery feeling which you can mistake for anxiety.
Know your temperament. Extroverts love being around people and draw energy from them. Introverts get …Know your triggers. Social anxiety may be worse if you are dealing with an authority figure or someone you are trying to impress. You may also feel more anxious in certain situations. Create an anxiety list. Create an exposure hierarchy.