Hey, I’m not an expert, but this is what helped me. My best friend always says, trying is good, this, was me trying and succeeding. I don’t know when my anxiety could relapse, with what intensity. But I know what to do exactly. After a month of self introspection, I finally know, how I brought my anxiety in control.
Keep track of everything that happens in the day. Keep a record. Write down memos and notes. Combine them into one book. Make anxiety metres everyday. Plan your day in detail. Have 200% control over the day, every minute, every second, according to you. Don’t be harsh, half and hour here and there is alright, but keep things in your hands. Things going out of hand may trigger your anxiety. Pickup a hobby, a pastime. No, not a kids thing. Grow plants, take care of plants. Adopt a pet, buy fishes, feed them. Take up a small, everyday responsibility which won’t interfere with your job, won’t take a lot of effort and time, just a few minutes in the day. Take hour long warm water showers. Sing in the shower as loudly as you can, have mini concerts. Go sit outside, feel the sun rays. Dry your hair in the sun while listening to music in the balcony. Don’t get into arguments. Do not fight. Verbally, mentally, even on your phone. Cut down from social media, trust me it helps. Learn new things, learn to make soup, learn to make rice, learn to make noodles. Learn from your experiences. Read a book whenever you’re travelling. Don’t be on your phone. Read a non fictional, inspiring autobiographical book. Groom yourself, not in the spa, splash water on your face quite often, brush your teeth before sleeping, clean your nails, cut them, get regular haircuts. Have salads with every meal, a cucumber with some salt goes a long way. Have fruits over chips. Listen to good songs. Upbeat, happy songs. Talk to yourself. Ask yourself about the decisions you will make. Start exercising. Don’t hit the gym, start with spot jogging and pull-ups. Stop your caffeine intake. No coffee. No coke. No cold drinks. Nothing with caffeine with it. Invest time in yourself, yet keep yourself busy. Take care of your body, the only person who needs it, is you.
Hey, and, cry. Crying is good. If you feel like crying. Cry.
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