Stress the Silent killer!!!
According to the American Psychological Association, millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation.
More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress. Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than older Americans.
The APA reports that 12% of millennials have diagnosed anxiety disorder – almost twice the percentage of boomers. Anxiety also regularly afflicts 61% of college students.
Bad Sleep Habits
Perhaps the most prevalent contributor to anxiety is poor sleep. Lack of sleep may play a key role in ramping up the brain regions that contribute to excessive worrying.
Common causes of insufficient sleep include going to bed at different times, not making sleep a priority and spending time on phones and other devices right before bedtime.
Read a book or listen to meditation music before going to bed and stay off all devices for at least 20 minutes before bed.
Easting consistently regulates not only our metabolism and insulin levels but also out mental stability. Therefore eating meals regularly is extremely important. Also the fresher and more organic the food the better. Keep water with you all the time and a glass of water before bed and as soon as you get up also helps.
Can make people jittery, irritable and nervous especially if you are prone to stress and anxiety. Sensitivity to caffeine is heightened in people with panic disorder and social phobia. It is also a diuretic which can cause dehydration. Always drink a glass of water after drinking your coffee.
If you work in an office environment and are sitting for long periods of time set your alarm to go for a walk every ninety minutes and also fit in regular exercise this will reduce anxiety and depression in some people by half.
Watching TV and Movies
Some of us think that snuggling up on the couch and watching a movie can help us unwind. However, research has shown that participants felt more depressed and anxious after watching just 2 hours of TV than those who did not. While resting reduces anxiety short-term research reveals that its effect is short-lived, particularly compared with exercise.
Who you hang out with.
Seek out people who level your mood. After you hang out with someone, ask yourself if you feel stable and well – or if you are hyped up and on edge. It is easy to spend less time with certain people once you have decided they are bad for your health. Positive people bring positive energy which is so much better for you.
Despite your youth chronic anxiety is NOT sustainable.
I put this little video together as a light-hearted way of looking at stress, please enjoy.
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I grew up with a lot of anxiety and stress in my life because my childhood was very unpredictable, this was due to the abuse going on in our household. This worry and stress carried on into my adult life and I found myself with stomach issues and gallbladder issues. All through stress, worry, and anxiety.
I have always looked for the holistic approach in my life and did lots of research for different methods, foods, remedies, and cures. This I will share with you through my posts.