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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

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. Incorpor...

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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.

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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 als...

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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

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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, cigaret...

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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 tremor...

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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 f...

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  • Make face-time a priority. Talking to someone face to face about how you feel can play a big role in relieving depression.
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Do things that make you feel good

Do things that relax and energize you. This includes following a healthy lifestyle, learning how to better manage stress, setting limits on what you’re able to do, and scheduling fun activities into your day.

Even if your depression doesn’t lift immediately, you’ll gradually feel more upbeat and energetic as you make time for fun activities.

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