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The 7 Best Drinks to Reduce Your Anxiety

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Avocado and baby spinach smoothieIt is common to be freaked, worried, and anxious. You could be upset about family, love, work, health, or even money.

Maybe, your heart beats faster, your mind can only imagine pending doom, your breathing gets rapid and shallow, and all you could ever wish for at this time is relaxation.

You might opt for popular energy drinks as a way of calming yourself. You could also swallow some pills from your local pharmacy. While these medications and beverages might promise you a significant calming effect, they have been associated with a horde of side effects including insomnia, heart palpitations, nervousness, anxiety, and depression.

Ultimately, the body is bound to react to such distress. The outcome could be positive, including the motivation to work harder. Alternatively, the effect could be detrimental where you experience worsened symptoms or diseases including high blood pressure, headaches, stomach upset, insomnia, and chest pain.

Whether you are just freaked out or are suffering from full-blown anxiety, it is recommended that you try safe and healthy remedies before you consider the option of medication. There are many non-drug drinks which have a calming effect on distress.

Below is an extensive discussion of some of these drinks. Note that while some might have an instant calming effect, others improve your condition over time.
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Demystifying Anxiety

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“Don’t Let them in, don’t let them see,
Be the good girl you always have to be.”
– Elsa. Frozen. The Movie.

Elsa - Frozen - Walt DisneyThe movie, “Frozen” is Disney’s highest grossing animated film ever. Did you watch it? Probably.

And, if you are like me, someone who has struggled with anxiety for a long time, you may have recognized the similarity between Elsa’s struggle to control her magical impulses and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Huh?

Elsa assumes she cannot control her magical ability to freeze everything around her. This lack of control terrifies her. She is convinced that the only way to protect those around her is to isolate herself and hide her special ability.

Many of us who suffer from anxiety also tend to isolate ourselves out of fear. Fear of triggers. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of judgement.
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Anxiety as a Brown Man: A Horror Show

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Old Man AnxietyLiving with anxiety is a crippling affair. You cannot make a steady decision without running endless laps in your brain while your heart pumps gallons worth of blood that shoots up and down your body with relentless intent.

Having lived with anxiety and depression for the last thirteen years, I’m aware of the effects it has on the human mind.

When it began for me, at the age of 12, there wasn’t the level of support you can find for people with this affliction that you have now. The world has taken the right course of action toward educating the public at large over these problems.

However, this movement hasn’t been felt in the eastern side of the planet as much.
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Why Panic Disorder and Anxiety Cause Sleep Issues

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insomniac man trying to sleepMost of the time, anxiety does not provide any benefit. It always ends up being something that is horrifying.

Of course, I am not just talking about the “regular” or “normal” anxieties. Panic disorders like agoraphobia are among the anxiety-related issues that can bother a person’s life. One should know that their effects can be devastating at some point.

These things can thoroughly disturb your sleeping pattern. Let me give you an example: people who think a lot during bedtime cannot sleep at all. The thoughts they run in their head can turn into anxieties and gradually gnaw them.

So, how does thing take place? Why panic disorder and anxiety cause sleep issues? Read on to find out.
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Habits That Actually Helped to Kick My Anxiety

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Man raising arms in victoryHaving anxiety can be a huge deterrent to your growth as a person. Anxiety can be very debilitating, and the road to recovery is long and full of obstacles.

One of the biggest reasons people struggle with anxiety so long is their priorities. Most people have a career and personal success as the foremost priorities, with recovery from anxiety being an adjacent goal. Many people believe that by achieving external goals they can also achieve internal healing. This is wishful thinking, at best.

Having struggled with anxiety myself for years, even minor inconveniences like a price change in my cable packages could upset me. I got everything I aimed for in life, my dream job, a great salary and a big bonus each year. Yet none of it contributed at all to my recovery.
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