3 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Everyone has feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress due to the fast-pace of life these days. Be it the traffic on the roads, the tedious homework lessons, the bills or the umpteen meetings at work, it can make us anxious. Here are three ways to combat anxiety: 

1. Have enough sleep - for your mind and body to feel peaceful and strong enough to cope up with the stresses of life, to have to sleep abput 8 hours per day. If sleep is cut short, the body doesn’t have time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair, memory consolidation and release of hormones regulating growth and appetite.

2. Communicate with friends and family - Doing things with those we feel close to deepens our bonds, allowing us to feel supported and secure.  The fun of sharing that go with it allow us to feel happier and less upset about things.

3. Connect with nature. Heading out for a walk in the park or a hike in the woods can help anyone feel peaceful and grounded.  Walking, hiking or  trail biking have the additional benefit of exercise