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Dealing with Anxiety without Medication

With the fast pace of our lifestyle, anxiety is a given these days. So, how does one go about dealing with anxiety without medication? Let's read more about managing anxiety without medication.
"Leslie Winkle was a typical type A personality. She was aggressive and wanted quick results. However, she was always insecure leading her to be anxious very often. Anxiety had become a part of her life. After she miscarried her first child due to acute anxiety, Leslie decided to do something about it. Being physically unstable when it came to health, it was not very advisable for her to resort to antianxiety medications. As such, her best friend Howard, who was also a counselor suggested that she went in for anxiety cures without medication. A few months later, she found herself to be a changed person."

So, seems like the anxiety finally freed her soul. What did she do? Let us go through the "overcome anxiety tips" that she followed to get rid of the anxiety!

Options for Managing Anxiety without Drugs

Option 1
It is very important to be in complete control of your thoughts and emotions. Don't just start reacting the moment something happens. Take the time to stop and think. Just like you would in anger management, count backwards from ten to one. If you are really edgy, make it fifty. Think before you act or talk, and be calm about it. Breathe... it is important.

Option 2
Start using positive self-affirmations. Self-affirmations are reminders to oneself about the positive things in life. Keep reminding yourself of all the things that you are blessed with. They could include, a loving family, successful career, supporting spouse, great body, intelligence, intellect, great eyes, etc. You need to remind yourself that you are strong and independent.

Option 3
Staying idle will bring in negative thoughts to your mind. Keep your self mentally occupied with pleasant thoughts. Read positive fiction or non fiction books, you can even indulge in any form of creativity that you may possess. If you like to sing, sing, or dance, whatever makes you happy. But, keep a target for each day. Set out an aim. Like, you will work only during office hours and meet your target, then you will meet your friends. Make your day full, without making it stressful.

Option 4
Get talking baby! Talking about what is in your mind will help you let it all out. If you are happy about something, don't keep it in. Tell someone, get a hug, jump around a bit. If something disturbs you, talk about it. Don't whine, but talk about your problems. It need not be another person. You can talk to yourself to come up with solutions. Tell yourself that there is an issue you need to address and discuss it with yourself. Talk about the good things as well. Praise yourself. You can even discuss dreamy stories with yourself. No harm in fantasizing on your own time, right? Also, it works as a great relaxation technique for anxiety.

Option 5
Enjoy! I can't even begin to talk about people who get so caught up in the rut that they fail to enjoy life. Hello!! One life! Enjoy it! You need to enjoy to be able to overcome anxiety without meds. Go out, have dinner with friends. Catch a movie every once in a while. Go for a date (if married, go for a date with your spouse). Have sex. Did you know that sex is the best stress buster? Well, then, get to it. My point is, be happy. Work out regularly, burning off those calories sure makes everyone happy. While responsibilities are important, so is enjoyment. Take time out for yourself, and see how anxiety will stay out of your way!

Anxiety is a condition that just waits for a crack in the confidence and then seeps its way in, shattering all that you are capable of. Regain control of your life from the clasps of anxiety. Live happy, live strong! This is where I sign off! All the best matey!
By Rashida Khilawala
Bouquets and Brickbats
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