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How to Cure Anxiety - One Workaholic's Story, Six Techniques That Work

https://tim.blog/2014/02/19/anxiety-attacks-2/

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How to Cure Anxiety - One Workaholic's Story, Six Techniques That Work
Charlie Hoehn was a full-time employee of mine during the making and launch of The 4-Hour Body. It was an intense period. In this post, Charlie will share his M.E.D. (Minimum Effective Dose) for overcoming anxiety and managing workaholism. There are six techniques in total.

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Guilt-Free Play With Friends

Guilt-Free Play With Friends

An alternative to gym style physical exercise is just doing any physical activity that gets you sweating and your heart racing. You can do that by playing with your friends. Incorporate play into your weekly routine to better control anxiety and workaholism. It helps you decompress and makes you more productive. 

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Unplug From All Sources Of News

Unplug From All Sources Of News

Alarmist news and content can be one of the biggest sources of anxiety. Unplugging from it decreases your anxiety and gives you more time to do more positive and beneficial activities.

It’s important to be informed of noteworthy events but you can do that without making it a part of a routine. Block or avoid bad content whenever you can.

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Consistent Bedtime

Consistent Bedtime

Sleeping eight hours a night will help you keep your body and emotions in balance. You’ll be more relaxed, more productive, and far less anxious.

20-minute naps after lunch will also replenish your energies for the rest of the day.

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Tips To Achieve a Quality Sleep:

Tips To Achieve a Quality Sleep:
  • Keep your phone far from the bed so you don’t reach for it while laying down.
  • Disconnected or turn off all notifications
  • Set your air conditioner to a comfortable temperature
  • Keep the curtains drawn and wear a sleep mask
  • Commit to a consistent bedtime. You can even set reminders for it.
  • Focus on the rhythm of your breathing until you fell asleep.

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Eliminate Stimulants

Eliminate Stimulants
Some common substances increase anxiety, avoid them for a week and then reintroduce them to see the effects. Common culprits include caffeine, aspartame, gluten, refined sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana.
To make the abstinence easier: refuse to consume them, give or throw away if you have them in your house, replace them with a healthy alternative.

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Trauma Releasing Exercises

Trauma Releasing Exercises

T. R. E. — Trauma Releasing Exercises, were designed to induce tremors in those who’ve gone through trauma. The exercises take about 20 minutes to complete, and they’re intended to induce tremors by exhausting your leg muscles.

It’s a series of stretches that help your body thaw itself out by alleviating the chronic tension anxiety creates

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Fix Micronutrient Deficiencies

Fix Micronutrient Deficiencies

Many factors influence the nutritional composition of food so even a natural and well-balanced diet can be deficient in key nutrients your body needs. So it’s important to test yourself for nutritional deficiencies and adjust your food or take supplements to fix them.

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