The refined and processed foods you consume today lack the basic nutritional values that you need to keep healthy. Diets that are high in fat are making it worse and it is taking its toll on your health both mentally and physically. The diet of white bread, hamburgers and drinks laced with sugar are too much for the system to be able to handle.
In order to fight both anxiety and stress you need to first eat healthy. Fresh vegetables, fruits and meats that are lean in fat are choices that will help. Stress can bring on nervousness, depression, agitation, chest pains and nausea. That is when over eating starts and then you cannot sleep and then tension sets in, is becomes on big vicious circle.
The cycle needs to be broken and the source of your stress needs to be found. Is it your lifestyle, diet or another issue that is affecting your emotions? One way to rid yourself of lots of stress is to exercise and stay in shape with a healthy body being important for a healthy mind.
Another great method is to use relaxation techniques. This can be just enjoying something you really like doing such as listening to music or reading a book. Meditation works well as a tool that helps you to relax. You can find a CD that is about meditation and listen to it in order to relax you. Other activities that are very helpful include massages, acupuncture and Yoga.
Tension can be relaxed by taken herbs like St. John’s Wart or gotu kola. During the difficult and gloomy months of winter there are special light boxes that simulate the sun shining. Their light rays are similar to those of the sun and by using them first thing in the morning it helps to life your spirits and reset the internal clock everyone has.
Go outside and enjoy your garden or go for a walk in the park. Pets are a great help when trying to sooth ones mental outlook and they make great companions. Getting a pet if you do not have one could be a great choice.
Hobbies help to empty the mind of negative thoughts or stressful thoughts. You can meet new friends and enjoy a new activity. Help someone out and give a hand to a neighbour and them give yourself the credit for all you did during the course of the day.