Many of us are often followed by an invisible partner who knows everything going on in our heads. This partner knows exactly where we are going wrong or exactly what we are looking for. He constantly keeps talking to us and many times keeps us awake late at nights trying to convince us to change something in our lives. Wondering who he is? Well, we all have interacted with him at least once. His name is “ANXIETY”.
Anxiety can be due to many reasons. These reasons could be financial, emotional or physical or even a combination of all these. This not only affects us mentally but also physically. No matter how small or intense the reason is, the consequences could be long lasting and serious.
As rightly pointed out by Kris Carr, New York Times Best Selling Author “If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.”
There are some really quick and easy life skills and tactics to cope up with anxiety or rather keep you away from anxiety altogether:
- Regular Savings: Make sure you have a decent amount of savings. Knowing that you are financially secured for a few years to come always helps you stay calm. A decent sum of savings to keep you and family at peace is the best way to deal with most forms of anxiety.
- Insurance: Many people often have the anxiety because they often wonder, what will happen to them and their families if something goes wrong. In such cases, it is always better to have a health and life insurance. Obviously, this cannot do you away with all the responsibilities but yes it can help you to a great extent.
Well, these were some tactics to deal with financial anxiety. There are many more ways to deal with other forms of anxiety. Easiest and the cheapest of all which costs you no money is taking care of your lifestyle.
- Be an early riser and early sleeper: Getting up early in the morning helps you plan your day well. It also helps you to get done with your important tasks during first half of your day. This leaves you with less loads on your mind for rest of the day. It is often pointed out by doctors that the best time to sleep is between 9 pm t0 11 pm. Incorporating that habit can have a long term positive impact on your health and anxiety.
- Maintain a daily to do list: The first thing you should do when you wake up should be to prepare to to-do list. All the tasks which consume more time and are important should be prioritized for the first half of the day since that would be the most productive part of your day. Keep checking off the things you have accomplished. This motivates you and also keeps you on track. The lesser tasks you have pending on your list, the lower would be your anxiety level.
- A healthy lifestyle: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle beats all the above tactics. An early morning walk or exercise followed by a healthy breakfast will keep you active the entire day. This would eventually refrain you from procrastinating tasks which is a major reason for anxiety. You should also try and incorporate your hobbies into your daily routine. For example, if you like reading, swimming, playing a sport, dancing, playing music etc. An hour dedicated towards your hobby or passion will give you a reason to finish all your other important tasks well in time. I usually prefer to end my day with my hobby to call it off with a satisfying smile 🙂
All these tactics could go off the cliff if you do not maintain a positive attitude. A positive and smiling attitude towards life and its problems or rather situations can deal with any level of anxiety with a click of fingers.
Keep Smiling !!!!