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Tips for controlling anxiety

As the saying goes, you cannot control what happens to you, but you can control how you react. Life is full of ups and downs, and when someone is going through difficult times in life, he or she can easily fall into depression and develop anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or depression. Therefore, if you have been going through some problems that are making you overthink or feel depressed, you should seek some medical advice. If you can google you will find the list of OCD medication that have been proven to help people who are going through those difficult moments in life. However, you should also try to figure out what is making you anxious, and know how to manage and control it from affecting your mood. As you are using quality medication, here are some tips to help you in handling your anxiety.

Triggers

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If you want to have a long-term solution for your depression, you should know your triggers. If your trigger for anxiety is public speaking, you should try and talk to someone who is good at public speaking. If possible, you should get a coach to help you with your public speaking anxiety. And if your triggers come from some event that happened to you a long time ago, you should find someone to talk to about the past ordeal and get help from a professional whenever necessary.

Exercise

Anxiety, depression or OCD are as a result of chemicals that are released in the brain. Regular exercise helps the brain in regulating the chemicals released by the brain. Exercise relieves tension in your body and helps in enhancing blood circulation in all parts of the body, and Therefore, if you are experiencing anxiety, you should create time for exercise.

Limit alcohol

ocdmedssssaMost people who are suffering from depression think drugs can help them deal with the issues they are facing. What they do not understand is that alcohol is just a moment escape, and once you get sober after drinking, the problems you were trying to escape from will be right there waiting for you. Too much alcohol can worsen the already existing problem like bringing about liver cirrhosis which will later exacerbate the situation.

 

Sleep

If you are suffering from OCD or depression, you should have enough sleep. Sleeping helps the body relax and restart for the next day. Enough rest should be more than seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. To get a good night sleep, you should refrain from taking your phone to bed with you or watching tv while in bed. Your bedroom should be quiet and comfortable for you to enjoy quality sleep.

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