In a self-confessed article last February 2014, journalist Dan Harris of ABC News admitted that his panic attack on television was induced by his drug habit. Though he didn’t use anytime recently before the attack, the doctor told him that his continued use contributed to the attack.
We may all breathe a little easier if only we knew every single cause of anxiety. If so, we can avoid those triggers, right? However, that’s just not the case for everyone. The good news is though, that we can live a lifestyle that can make us less prone to attacks.
Firstly, of course, the vices must go. Drug abuse should never be experimented with, and always lead to life-ruining situations. If you suffer from anxiety and still use illegal drugs regularly, stop now.
Some of us may drink a glass or two to release the stress, but drinking (and cigarette use!) must be lessened. The aim would be to stop entirely, but we’ll take it one day at a time.
A healthy diet will also be beneficial for anxiety sufferers. Eating healthy, whole foods diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as foods rich in B vitamins such as whole grains, green vegetables, nuts, eggs and fish is sure to keep a person feel healthy. Avoid drinks loaded with sugar; instead drink plenty of water. Exercise is also a good way to release stress. As you sweat away with your aerobic exercises, you can find yourself feeling happier.
But the best way to live a worry free life is to meditate. Meditation is one way of releasing your stress and bringing inner peace. You don’t even need much money for it. With only a couple of minutes per day to meditate, you can do it whenever you need to. There are a lot of benefits: it reduces negative emotions, it helps you gain new perspective on stressful situation, and builds skills to manage your stress and increase self-awareness.
Eat, meditate, and exercise daily.