Millennials and Gen Z
are the most anxious generations in history

Anxiety is a feeling we all experience on occasion. It is a normal response to stressful situations. Stress is meant to help us—it is our fight, flight, or freeze response to dangerous situations.

The downside is that stress has the potential to impede our quality of life. When worries becomes excessive or chronic it can keep us from enjoying life to the fullest.

If you spend much of your day hiding your anxious feelings from others while at the same time struggling with both mental and physical symptoms it sounds like you need help

which leaves you with 2 options:

Get professional help

Contact your doctor or therapist and let them determine if your symptoms meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder and create a treatment plan that can help you better cope with your anxiety.

Act on it yourself

Most forms of anxiety are highly treatable and provided you do not counteract it, overcoming anxiety can be a matter of modifying behavior, thoughts, and lifestyle changes.

Just to make it clear, substances can't cure anxiety

It is possible you feel a slight relief in your anxiety when using substances like alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and similar but in the long run it will only aggravate your anxiety

11 ways to push back on your anxiety yourself

1. What is anxiety?

It is unlikely that your anxiety and fear will go away until you stop hoping and start educating yourself and the video is a good introduction to start with.

Fortunately, most forms of anxiety are highly treatable provided you do not counteract it.

Learn about triggers

- and what fuels your anxiety?

17 Things that trigger anxiety

Identifying your triggers..

2. Identify your triggers

These 2 videos is about what triggers anxiety and how you identify your triggers. They provide you with questions to ask yourself as you begin your journey to uncover your anxiety triggers.

A journal can help you record everything that’s happening internally and externally at a time when you feel anxious. Identifying triggers can be troubling, as you may feel or experience things you don’t like or that you find unpleasant.

3. Define what success is to you

Worries, fears, and panic attacks can be downright paralyzing, but there are ways to minimize them and move past them, and being organized can help.

Prioritizing whats important to you is a method to take the power from anxiety and give it back to yourself.

You can always change your priorities.

Your anxiety does not belong in the closet

4. Sharing

If you have a panic attack or if you feel uncomfortable in a situation, tell about it.

If there are things you don't want to participate in because of your anxiety then tell whats behind your decision.

If people judge you consider whether the relationship is a healthy social connection.

5. Online Activity

We live in the noisiest period In human history. Always-on behaviour makes our brain overloaded and then we are more vulnerable. Living with anxiety we need to take extra care of ourselves.

Who are you friend with online?

The whole point of making friends online is to find people who you relate to that can enrich your life and not people who can trigger your anxiety.

Be aware that online people are real people, and meeting the wrong ones can be a daunting experience.

The video is an animation – of a true story

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can be anything from pretending to be someone and sending bad messages to others on their behalf. It can be spreading lies, threats or sharing photos with embarrassing or sexual content.

Play Video

If you post any sexual photos

  – or videos of yourself, you will FOREVER lose control of what happens with them and this will skyrocket your anxiety.

Social Media Depression

There is a strong link between social media and an increased risk for depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm and inadequacy about your life or appearance.

6. Are You An Overthinker?

No More Overthinking

Even through the average person also tends to overthink things, overthinking is rooted in uncertainty, and if you don't stop it you put yourself at risk of depression in the future.

What's going on inside your head?

Spending too much time in your head can be very disruptive and destructive in your daily life

Watch the video and get tips on how to break out from the jail cell of overthinking. Overthinking are quite normal among people suffering from anxiety.

7. Food

A healthy diet can lead to a great improvement in your anxiety, whereas an unhealthy diet with a lot of sugar and other unhealthy things can aggravate or even trigger anxiety attacks.

A study from 2021 showed that both male and female vegans had lower anxiety scores and stress levels than the non-vegans interviewed.

8. Exercise

According to many studies, regular exercise works as well as medication for some people to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the effects can be long lasting.

What happens when you exercise?

Regular exercise relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. But much more is happening

Exercise is like a magic pill for your brain.

9. Lack of sleep

Lack of deep sleep is one of the primary contributors to anxiety problems, depression, and other psychiatric disorders.

Get tips on how to better your sleep experience.

Healthy Sleep

Poor sleep is a likely culprit to your fatigue, brain fog, and irritability.

Getting good quality sleep can help you feel like your best self and reduce the feeling of anxiety.

Healthy sleep patterns improve learning, memory, creativity, and mood.

Maybe you've  tried it yourself. You've tried meditation, exercise, deep breathing, herbs, watching TV until your eyes glaze over into a stupid fog - and none of that has helped.

Melatonin can improve your sleep and have a positive effect on your anxiety.

Research has shown that melatonin has a positive effect on anxiety maybe due to the better sleep experience.

Even though Melatonin is a hormone produced by your own body anxiety, stress and other causes can mean that you may have difficulty falling asleep, and here a supplement of 3-6 mg melatonin probably would better your sleep experience.

Taken 5-10 minutes before bedtime and after removing laptop, mobile and other electronic devices.

Melatonin is not addictive and no negative effects have been linked to melatonin use.

However, some people may occasionally experience a little dizziness, nausea or drowsiness which disappears during the day.

How to get melatonin

Depending on where you live, you can either get melatonin from your doctor, buy it at your local health food store or it can be purchased online. If you buy it online, be aware of whether it is allowed to import in your country.

10. 15 Minute Yoga Flow for Anxiety

Many people turn to yoga when feelings of anxiety start to creep in or during times of stress.

This 15 minute yoga flow led by Paige Galster (www.yogabypaige.com) will help calm anxiety and increase relaxation in the body and mind.

11. Make your home a safe house for your mind

Living with anxiety is absolutely not a walk in the park. Watch how you can make your home a safe house, a place where you can reload energy while beating your anxiety.

If none of your own actions work, do not hesitate to contact a professional.

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Millennials and
Gen Z
are the most anxious
generations in
history

Anxiety is a feeling we all experience on occasion. It is a normal response to stressful situations. Stress is meant to help us—it is our fight, flight, or freeze response to dangerous situations.

The downside is that stress has the potential to impede our quality of life. When worries becomes excessive or chronic it can keep us from enjoying life to the fullest.

If you spend much of your day hiding your anxious feelings from others while at the same time struggling with both mental and physical symptoms it sounds like you need help

which leaves you with 2 options:

1.
Get professional help

Contact your doctor or therapist and let them determine if your symptoms meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder and create a treatment plan that can help you better cope with your anxiety.

2.
Act on it yourself

Most forms of anxiety are highly treatable and provided you do not counteract it, overcoming anxiety can be a matter of modifying behavior, thoughts, and lifestyle changes.

11 ways
to push back on anxiety yourself

Just to make it clear, substances ain't one of them

It is possible you feel a slight relief in your anxiety when using substances like alcohol, cocaine, marijuana or similar but in the long run substances will only aggravate your anxiety

1.
What is anxiety?

It is unlikely that your anxiety and fear spontaneous will go away so you have to educate yourself.

Fortunately, most forms of anxiety are highly treatable provided you do not counteract it.

2.
Identify your triggers

The next 2 videos are about what triggers anxiety and how you identify them.

Identifying triggers can be troubling, as you may feel or experience things you don’t like or that you find unpleasant.

17 Things that trigger anxiety

Identifying your triggers..

3.
Define what success is to you

Worries, fears, and panic attacks can be downright paralyzing, but there are ways to minimize them and move past them, and being organized can help.

Prioritizing whats important to you is a method to take the power from anxiety and give it back to yourself.

4. Sharing

Your anxiety does not belong in the closet

If you have a panic attack or if you feel uncomfortable in a situation, tell about it.

If there are things you don't want to participate in because of your anxiety then tell whats behind your decision.

5.
Online Activity

We live in the noisiest period In human history and it affects us physically and mentally. Always-on behaviour makes our brain overloaded and then we are more vulnerable.

Who are you friend with online?

The whole point of making friends online is to find people who you relate to that can enrich your life.

Be aware that online people are real people, and meeting the wrong ones can be a daunting experience.

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can be anything from pretending to be someone and sending bad messages to others on their behalf. It can be spreading lies, threats or sharing photos with embarrassing or sexual content.

The video is an animation – of a true story

Play Video

If you post any sexual photos

  – or videos of yourself, you will FOREVER lose control of what happens with them

Social Media Depression

There is a strong link between social media and an increased risk for depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm and inadequacy about your life or appearance.

6.
Are You An Overthinker?

Spending too much time in your head can be very disruptive and destructive in your daily life

Overthinking is rooted in uncertainty

Overthinking are quite normal among people suffering from anxiety.

7.
Food

A healthy diet can lead to a great improvement in your anxiety, whereas an unhealthy diet with a lot of sugar and other unhealthy things can aggravate or even trigger anxiety attacks.

A study from 2021 showed that both male and female vegans had lower anxiety scores and stress levels than the non-vegans interviewed.

8.
Exercise

According to many studies, regular exercise works as well as medication for some people to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the effects can be long lasting.

What happens when you exercise?

Regular exercise relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. But much more is happening

Exercise is like a magic pill for your brain.

9.
Lack of sleep

Lack of deep sleep is one of the primary contributors to anxiety problems, depression, and other psychiatric disorders.

Get tips on how to better your sleep experience.

Healthy sleep patterns improve learning, memory, creativity, and mood.

Maybe you've  tried it yourself.

You've tried meditation, exercise, deep breathing, herbs, watching TV until your eyes glaze over into a stupid fog - and none of that has helped.

Melatonin can improve your sleep and have a positive effect on your anxiety.

Research has shown that melatonin has a positive effect on anxiety maybe due to the better sleep experience.

Even though Melatonin is a hormone produced by your own body anxiety, stress and other causes can mean that you may have difficulty falling asleep, and here a supplement of 3-6 mg melatonin probably would better your sleep experience.

Taken 5-10 minutes before bedtime and after removing laptop, mobile and other electronic devices.

Melatonin is not addictive and no negative effects have been linked to melatonin use.

However, some people may occasionally experience a little dizziness, nausea or drowsiness which disappears during the day.

How to get melatonin

Depending on where you live, you can either get melatonin from your doctor, buy it at your local health food store or it can be purchased online. If you buy it online, be aware of whether it is allowed to import in your country.

10.
15 Minutes Yoga Flow for Anxiety

Many people turn to yoga when feelings of anxiety start to creep in or during times of stress.

This 15 minute yoga flow led by Paige Galster (www.yogabypaige.com) will help calm anxiety and increase relaxation in the body and mind.

11.
Make your home a safe house for your mind

Living with anxiety is absolutely not a walk in the park. Watch how you can make your home a safe house, a place where you can reload energy while beating your anxiety.

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