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    5 ways to help mild anxiety

    5 ways to help mild anxiety

    Anxiety is something everyone suffers with. It can prevail in many different ways, some people might be sad, angry or even moody, while others may experience high stress, panicking and headaches.

    There are many methods you can try to help resolve this mild anxiety.

    Feeling overwhelmed is problem that is completely natural but can feel like there is no chance of achieving anything. This is something I had to deal with and I’d love to share my experience on how I dealt with this. General day-to-day living can be encompassed with anxiety if you don’t keep building and improving. This may sound like something which requires a lot of effort but in actual fact reading one page of a book is still improving yourself. Do things which make you feel good.

    What follows are 5 methods I use to get myself out of an anxious ‘rut’.

    1. Make your bed as soon as you wake up
      1. This may seem extremely odd to helping with anxiety, but in actual fact achieving success in an action every morning tees your day up to achieve success daily. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. By the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce that the little things matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right. This theory stems from US Navy Admiral, William H. McRaven and can be watched here.

    2. Mediation in several forms
      1. Meditation is a study everyone should practice. Some say “for fast acting relief, try slowing down”. In a time where everything in life is so high paced, there isn’t much time to slow down and appreciate life. Far too much time is taken worrying about what people think. Taking a moment in the day to just focus on your mental state and how you feel will drastically change your mood. It’ll help you acknowledge the emotions you are feeling. A way of describing this best, is to imagine a bucket of water. The bucket representing your mental capacity to handle your emotions, and the water representing the emotions. Without focusing on your mental state you can subconsciously allow the bucket of water to get heavier. Subconsciously your mind is having to carry this heavy bucket of water around every day. This is impacting your mood, how you feel and how you act. If you don’t find a way to add a tap to the bucket, to drain the water you can be overcome with emotion and stress. A way to help add a tap to this metaphorical bucket is to give yourself a chance to acknowledge these emotions and to deal with them. The methods I use are meditation and yoga. Meditation was brilliant in helping control my racing mind and acknowledging my emotions. However, during my meditation sessions my mind would only be able to focus for the first 10 minutes. I found my mind wandering loosing focus. If you struggle with meditation I would recommend yoga. In you’re your moving so much and releasing stress not only in your mind but also your muscles you’re able to focus for much longer. Finding 10 minutes a day will help tremendously in your ability to drain the emotion in the subconscious. Rather than being weighed down by underlying emotion you’ll feel mentally lighter than ever. Several platforms I have used to help can be found here and here.

    3. A ToDo list
      1. This may seem to be a tad simple in helping resolve anxiety but sometimes the most simple methods are the most effective. As mentioned everyone feels overwhelmed in life at some point or another. I have found that when I have several large problems to tackle I feel as if I can’t do any of them. I find myself procrastinating in order to avoid doing them as I fear failure. Since using Microsoft to do, it has helped massively with making the tasks at hand seem realistic and achievable. Planning what needs to be done can decrease anxiety hugely.

    4. Adding CBD to your supplement routine
      1. While our body creates compounds called endocannabinoids, hemp produces phytocannabinoids that stimulate our receptors. The ECS affects a large range of physiological processes however scientists believe that its true purpose is to help the body establish and maintain good health. Hide & Seek contains whole-plant phytocannabinoids (CBD). These phytocannabinoids naturally fit in the ECS’s receptors and help establish and maintain good health. Many can be found in areas of the brain that control stress, sleep, fear, mood, behavior, and irritability.

    5. Making someone smile
      1. The simple act of making someone smile can stimulate neurotransmitters connected to feelings of positivity. Smiling is contagious. Making just one person smile can not only make you feel good, but also others. Laughter is the only time your bodies fight or flight system completely ‘turns off’. Altruism helps us to look inwardly and gives positive perspective around the things in life that cause us stress.
    This blog is intended for informational and educational purposes and contains the opinions of the author based on personal research. This blog is not a substitute for taking specific advice from a healthcare professional for any condition or disease. Any course of treatment for medical, lifestyle or wellbeing purposes should only be done under the direct guidance of a registered physician or regulated healthcare professional where legal.
    This blog is not a substitute for medical advice and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or disease or to be used in place of physician's advice in any manner. 
    In the UK, hemp CBD products are currently legal to buy without a prescription as a wellness product. The FSA has recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women and those taking other medication should not take CBD without advice from their doctors.