How to Go Into the New Year Feeling Less Anxious

Posted December 30, 2020 by in Lifestyle

2020 has been a horrendous year for a lot of people. More and more people have been feeling anxious about certain situations, whether that’s financial problems, losing your job, or just simply worrying about your health and the health of your family.

If you’ve felt anxious over the last few months, here are some of the ways you can try and reduce those feelings going into the new year:

Try a CBD Product

Many people have something they consume, which they think makes them more relaxed. For some people, this could be an alcoholic drink like a glass of wine, a beer, or even a stronger spirit. While some people may say this makes them feel more relaxed, it could actually be making your anxiety worse. Instead, find something else that can help you feel more relaxed during the day. For example, many people used CBD products to help reduce their anxiety. The good news about this product is you can easily change the amount you’re consuming to suit your situation.

The website has a handy table to help you work out how much you should try taking. For example, you’ll need less product if you have a smaller body size or if your symptoms are only minor. There are lots of different ways you can consume this product, so you’ll be sure to find a product to suit your lifestyle and needs. These products range from everything to oils, tablets, and even gummy candies. 

Exercise Regularly 

Another way to try and reduce anxiety is to make sure you stay active and exercise regularly. Anxiety can sometimes make you feel like you don’t want to get out of bed or simply want to slouch on the sofa all day watching movies and shows. In reality, this is the worst thing you could be doing. This is because exercise produces important endorphins, which are medically proven to help reduce stress and improve your mental health.

You don’t need to work out for hours on end to release these endorphins. You don’t even need to complete an intense workout like a 10k run. Something as simple as going for a 30-minute walk, jog, or cycle can be enough to help improve your mental health

Learn Your Triggers

Anxiety can be one of the hardest illnesses to treat, as no two cases are exactly the same. What might trigger anxiety in one person could be completely fine for another person. That’s why it’s so important to recognize the situations where you feel the most anxious. Then, try and think of steps you can take to reduce what is causing the anxiety during that time.

It could be something as simple as taking a deep breath and counting to 10. If you need further help, speak to someone who is involved in the same activity. For example, if you are anxious about boarding a flight, speak to one of the crew before you board to see if they can change anything about the process to make it easier for you. 

If you struggle with anxiety, you are not alone. We hope these tips can help offer you some relief for a better 2021.

*Photos by Dominika Roseclay