We live in a stressful world with numerous errands to do, obeying tight deadlines and fixed schedules, slaving under the merciless hands of time and the fact is that, for many people, time is money and money is existence. Though many can cope with this kind of life and still manage to enjoy it, a large number of people break under this stress, being anxious, irritable and tense most of the time, incapable of relaxing. If this is the case with you, there are high chances that you are suffering from a generalized anxiety disorder. People can live with this disorder. However, such life is not easy. Therefore, it is best to change your lifestyle and perception of life and keep anxiety at bay, managing to stop, take a deep breath, relax and enjoy this one-way ride called life.
Prevention of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety, especially constant one, develops in time. Thus, it is very important to notice when it starts taking over you and react, seeking help and doing something to prevent this state of affairs.
Quick treatment is crucial for successful eradication of anxiety from your life. Also, you can help yourself by dealing with problems which are causing anxiety. Keeping a journal is very useful for these purposes. There, you can note all of your problems and give your best to find solutions.
Usually, lack of organization and harmony in one's life makes him/her anxious. So, if this is your case as well, organize yourself and your time better, dealing with problems and errands one at a time, thinking ahead, managing your time and energy optimally.
Finally, avoid alcohol, drugs and cigarettes. Being addicted to any of these is bound to make you anxious whenever you are not consuming them.
Alternative Means of Prevention
General anxiety may need to be treated professionally, through medications or psychiatric counseling. However, this is not always the case since there are less radical methods which may work as well.
Basically, try to improve the quality of your life. Exercise on a daily basis. This will make you more positive and healthier. This kind of change will improve your life quality making you more satisfied and, therefore, more relaxed.
Next, you need to take care of your food preferences. Do not eat sugary, fatty or processed food. Rather, focus on consuming natural, healthy food rich in vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.
Sleep enough, at least 8 hours every day and use meditation or yoga to provide yourself mental relaxation and boost your recognition of your desires and your inner self per se.
If you want to get help from our Mother Nature, there are several herbal remedies which may keep anxiety at bay. Kava is a plant which can relax you. Nevertheless, be careful about the dosage since excessive consumption may trigger liver issues. Also, you can use valerian, vitamin B supplements and folic acid. However, consult with your doctor first.