We all can get anxiety at times, whether dealing with school, work, relationships, or big events in our lives. It’s important to recognize your anxiety and know how to deal with it when it hits. Anxiety can come out of nowhere, and sometimes, it can be difficult to handle, but we have some tips to help you get through it.

Learn What Your Triggers Are

This should be pretty easy to identify. You’ll know when you start to feel anxious or stressed. If it’s at school, work, in social situations, everyone has a different trigger. Once you identify these, then you can start to take care of the problem. Addiction can also cause uncontrollable anxiety.

Here are some simple tips to help:

  • Eat balanced meals
  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise
  • Welcome humor into your heart
  • Talk to someone (express your struggles and feelings)

Get Out and Exercise

When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins, which will interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce the perception of pain. If you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, and even depression, exercise will help you.

Endorphins also release positive energy and feeling in your body, especially after a workout. That “runners high” people get after a long run is a real feeling. It can give you a positive outlook on life even when you’re struggling.

Regulate Your Sleep Schedule

Plan out your evening at home, so you have the opportunity to unwind and relax before bed. Getting a good night’s rest is crucial for a clear mind the next day. It’s a refresher when you get enough sleep at night. One thing you can do is start reading a book. Fiction novels can be great for your brain because they let you escape to a different world. Feeling stressed out at night can lead to tossing and turning at night, and the next day will suffer.

Get Some Help

Addiction can cause people to have uncontrollable anxiety, which means addiction is the trigger and the issue. Also, if you’re dealing with anxiety and resort to prescription drugs, alcohol, or other addictions, it’s time to talk to a professional such as Cypress Lakes Lodge. We specialize in treating anxiety and stress through therapy and rehab. We see many patients dealing with anxiety leading to substance abuse.

Contact Cypress Lakes Lodge at 409-331-2204 if a person you know is struggling with substance use disorder as a means of treating their anxiety.