Worrying is bad for both mental and physical health. Nevertheless, people tend to worry over nothing and make themselves prone to depression or even physically ill.
Everything becomes worse in our body when we worry. Our heart rate increases, we sweat more, and we also become very pale, since the blood withdraws from the skin and goes to the muscles. This happens because our body is preparing muscles to a fighting situation.
Stress and anxiety can lower our immunity with can lead to serious illnesses. If you want to get rid of the anxiety and worries, just follow these three simple practices and you will feel better.
Practice Mindfulness Meditation
Meditation has numerous healing properties and many different studies have confirmed that. As the matter of fact, closing your eyes and listening to your deep breaths will improve the mental stability and brain function.
If you feel anxious and overwhelmed, because of your work or life in general, just find a few minutes to meditate. It will clear your mind and provide you happy and optimistic day.
We know that exercise can aid physical help, but it can also help and improve our cognitive activities. If you exercise on the regular basis, it will help you to regain much-needed control in your life. When you have a sense of control and high self-esteem, you will have fewer worries and stress.
Try out aerobic exercise or running. It will lower the levels of body’s stress hormones (adrenalin and cortisol) and help the production chemicals that reduce pain and lift the spirit.
Write All Your Worries Down
When you write down your worries you help them transform into a potential solution. Just put everything on a paper and your brain will automatically search for the solution.
There is a study from the University of Chicago that showed that test takers were anxious and wrote their feelings before doing the test performed much better than the people who didn’t.