Stress and anxiety can seriously debilitate one’s life, leading to a withdrawal from society and living in a place of unfounded fear.
Stress is a natural part of modern life. Traffic, work deadlines and even a stressed environment at home can bring it on. Interestingly it has been found that exposure to stress early on in life may cause an increased vulnerability to stress and anxiety in later life, almost acting as a predisposition. Read on for details.
Did you know that there is a definite molecular, cellular and structural difference in the brain of someone, with an anxiety disorder? Sadly, however, those ‘on the outside’ often misunderstand it because this condition has no visible physical symptoms.
There are many options for treating stress and anxiety, here are our top 5:
Meditation can help by reducing stress, whilst improving concentration and productivity. The long-term benefits of meditation include the improving of brain Gyrification. A process of the folding of brain tissue, this allows the brain to process information more efficiently.
Physical activity releases your Endorphins or happy hormones, leaving you in a better mood. Exercise improves your energy levels and overall health and wellbeing.
3. Calming Music
When listening to calming music the brain can release a chemical called Dopamine. This makes us feel both happy and relaxed. Studies have also found that certain types of relaxing music can improve memory function.
4. Brain Training
Brain training is a process which makes use of neurofeedback technology, by studying the brain and how it functions we are able to see areas of concern. The detailed data received from the brain mapping session will reveal areas of the brain which need to be exercised either via visual, sound or alternative means. Brain Training can be highly effective in treating both stress, anxiety and the adverse effects of them such as brain fog, memory loss, and emotional instability.
5. Keep a journal
By writing down the day’s events, you can reflect on what were stressors in your day. The ability to see what triggers your anxiety and any patterns in your behaviours will better equip you to manage your stress and anxiety.
Do not become a captive to anxiety, but rather chose to tackle it head on.