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How to Manage Anxiety at Home

By Genevieve Cunningham

Anxiety is an incredibly common problem. It plagues people of all ages -- adults and youth alike. Sometimes anxiety can get out of control, and the only way to manage it is by seeing a professional. But other times anxiety can actually be managed at home. This is especially true if your anxiety is mild. In fact, the more anti-anxiety your home life is, the better you're going to feel as a whole. If you need help creating an anxiety-free atmosphere at home, take a look at these tips.

Improve Your Environment

Your surroundings make a huge impact on the way that you feel. If you're surrounded by clutter and chaos, you're more likely to feel anxious and overwhelmed. Consider cleaning your space first. Then try to make it as comfortable and cozy as possible. When we feel good in our surroundings, we open ourselves up for better mental health and more stable moods when we're in our own space. 

Lessen Your Obligations

We often spread ourselves way too thin. We demand more and more of ourselves because we think it's the only way to get ahead. But obligating yourself too much and too often will only lead to anxiety. The truth is that we all need rest. We need time to wind down and relax. We need the chance to do nothing at all. If you're anxious, lighten your load. Say no to more work and yes to more play. You may be surprised at just how well this little trick works to keep the anxiety at bay.

Eat and Drink Well

If you don't fuel yourself well, you're not going to feel your best. Make sure that you're eating a diet of fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and drinking plenty of water. When you need to calm down, consider sipping hot tea and eating something satisfying. You are what you eat, so if you want to beat anxiety, you need to eat food that is good for body, mind, and soul.

Anxiety is tough. It's something that far too many people deal with on a regular basis. If we're not careful, it's also something that can get in the way of life. If you need professional help, don't be afraid to seek it out. But if you just need a push in the right calming direction, give these options a try. With a few purpose driven tips, you can lower anxiety and boost health like never before. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Alexandria, Va.

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