I’m very open about my struggles with anxiety on my social media pages and also in day to day life. For me it started way back in 2008 and I would rely on energy drinks and pro plus to get me through the day after a restless night. However I didn’t realise that they were making my physical symptoms worse for example heart palpatations. I was prescribed Propranolol a year later. Drs ususally prescribe these beta-blockers for anxiety as they help to control palpatations and the physical symptoms of anxiety. So I would take them before bed or if I was flying or going for an interview.
Fast forward to 2015 and I was still suffering with weekly panic attacks, insomnia and worrying over little things. I decided to stop taking Propanolol and do more research. I purchased ‘Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies’ and a few ebooks on Cognitive Behaviour Theraphy and Mindfulness .
I set aside 15 minutes twice a day to listen to a meditation app on my mobile, or to have a walk. This can be on your lunch break or before bed for example. But it’s important to get that valueable time for yourself in. I schedule mine in every day in my diary like I would a Dr’s appointment.
There are even some lunchtime Meditation classes where you can spend your lunch hour if you find your job stressful. Such a great idea and means you can skip back to work feeling more calm and productive.
Lastly, I deal with anxiety suffers every day at my job and I always recommend a Magnesium supplement. You can take it in tablet form, liquid or a spray. There are also Magnesium bath products. These can all aid a restful sleep and help symptoms but also help prevent them in the first place.
A good dietary source of Magnesium is a diet rich in vegetables, nuts and cacao.
I also highly recommend the charity Mind for help and support.