5 Effective Ways to Deal with Anxiety Disorder for Teens

Posted by Nancy Wilson on November 29th, 2019

If your feeling of anxiety is extreme and lasts for longer than six months, then it shows that you are suffering from an anxiety disorder, which can be alarming. Here are 5 effective ways to deal with an anxiety disorder.  

Get enough sleep

Getting an adequate amount of sleep, neither too much nor too little is crucial for both your mental and physical health. However, to have a proper or sound sleep while you are dealing with anxiety could be quite challenging. But you ought to understand that your mind too needs rest to function properly. 

Sleep helps your mind and body to feel peaceful and strong enough to endure the ups and downs of your life. So, you must have a sufficient amount of sleep of at least 6 to 7 hours to keep your mind refresh. It can help you considerably in improving your mental health condition.  

Eat right

What you eat in your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in-between snacks have a direct consequence on your mental and physical health. Thus, you should be mindful of what you are consuming as your daily meal. 

Eat what is right for your health. Prefer fruits, green leafy vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and dry fruits. Moreover, pumpkin seeds, eggs, omega-3-rich foods, such as fatty fish, and even dark chocolate can help in reducing your stress, anxiety, or depression. 

Besides, many researchers believe that deficiency of vitamin D can lead to mood disorder, triggering depression and anxiety. So, do not forget to include vitamin D in your diet.  

Talk to your near and dear ones

Sometimes talking really helps! While you are going through anxiety, talking with your family or friends, and sharing your inner thoughts and feelings can help relieve your anxiety to a great extent. That is the reason why therapists conduct sessions where they typically invite you to speak openly about what's been going on in your mind and life, and what is bothering you. 

So, vent out your stress by talking to sensible people who can understand your state of mind. Connect more with others and spend some quality time with your friends and family. 

Do fun activities with them, such as plan a picnic. Being around the people who love you will make you feel more secure, and eventually, you will know that you are not alone.  

Keep yourself occupied

If negative thoughts are constantly coming back to your mind, even after you are trying hard to avoid, then it is better to keep your mind occupied with other productive work. Feed good and positive thoughts to your mind. 

It is the best way to keep your minds off the worry track. Do not let the negative thoughts enter your mind. Appreciate the good things that are around you, even if they are small. 

Try to focus on your work and yourself, and do not sit idle for a long time as it may bring back the negative feelings or thoughts that you have been trying to avoid.  

Exercise daily

If you want to keep your mind and body healthy, then daily exercise is a must. When you experience anxiety, you may not feel like going outside or doing exercise. But if you want to see improvement in your mental health condition, then you will have to make efforts from your end.

Push yourself to go out and do regular exercise of at least 30 minutes. Physical exercise transports oxygen to every cell in your body so that your brain and body can function at their best.

Moreover, practising yoga or meditation can be extremely helpful in dealing with stress or anxiety. It calms or relaxes your mind and eases the symptoms of anxiety. So, adopt the daily habit of practising yoga to stay fit from inside out. 


So, these are five ways that you can adopt to improve your mental health condition and fight anxiety.

If you think that your condition is declining, then consult the therapist or psychologist as soon as possible to get the right treatment at the right time. 

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