What do stress and anxiety feel like?
Stress and anxiety can lead to both physical as well as psychological symptoms
. Common physical symptoms include stomach ache, muscle tension, rapid breathing, dizziness, change in appetite, trouble sleeping and many more.
They can also cause mental or emotional symptoms such as restlessness, feelings of impending doom, difficulty concentrating or irrational anger.
How to manage Anxiety and Stress
Certain lifestyle changes can help alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety. These techniques can be used along with medical treatments if recommended by a doctor. Techniques to reduce stress and anxiety include:
- Eating a balanced, healthy diet
- Limiting caffeine and alcohol consumption
- Getting enough sleep
- Getting regular exercise
- Meditating and practicing deep breathing
- Scheduling time for hobbies
- Recognizing the factors that trigger your stress
- Venting out by talking to a friend
We were meant to live a challenging life. However, it is up to us to live it fully and healthy, or to surrender to the stress we face on a daily basis. Choose to be positive, vibrant, adventurous and enjoy the present moment.