Emotional Wellbeing


Mental Health

Mandy Kloppers

Feeling Anxious? 5 Ways to Ease Anxiety and Boost Your Mood

If you are feeling anxious, you have tips you can consider that could help address your anxiety problems and any related issues with your mood. Below are five of those tips you could consider. Each suggestion is a tried and true way to tackle anxiety and mood problems. 

  1. Exercise More

Most health care experts recommend that you exercise for 30 minutes 3-5 days a week. This doesn’t mean you have to be pumping iron and sweating profusely, though. 

Regular light aerobic exercises like brisk walking and swimming can help you. Proper stretching before and after exercising will ensure you get even more of the benefits of exercising, too. 

And if you just cannot seem to motivate yourself to exercise, then you really should look into gym memberships. Not only will you be able to diversify your workouts, but you also could benefit from having some additional support toward achieving your fitness and mental health goals. 

  1. Drink Plenty of Water

When you increase your water intake, you can help both your anxiety and your mood issues. Dehydration can without a doubt cause mental health problems to be ignited and make them worse. Avoid that risk. 

Make sure you are always trying to make water your go-to drink of choice. Consider keeping a refillable water bottle in your car and at your office desk. Get into the habit of drinking water before you drink anything else. And strive to get no less than eight glasses of water each day. 

You don’t have to remove other drinks from your diet. Just make sure you first get enough water. 

Drinking more water throughout the day improves so many of your body functions that you will feel so much better.  

It can be difficult to increase your water intake at first so consider buying a water bottle to help yourself keep track of how much water you are drinking or use a fitness app that allows you to track how many cups of water you’ve had that day.  If it will help you to stay on track adding fruit to your water to help flavor it can also be a great way to increase you water intake. Just don’t substitute water for juice or soda. 

  1. Get Creative

Seek out ways to explore and express your creative side. When you find a creative outlet you enjoy, you release a lot of the built-up emotions that can trigger and prolong anxiety and mood problems. And it doesn’t matter your talent level. All that matters is whether or not you enjoy it. 

Ideas for you to consider are volunteering with community theater, drawing, painting, pottery, and taking music lessons. You also could begin to journal and jot down your feelings. When you journal, you can easier identify and cope with your triggers. 

Whether you want to take on something by yourself or turn to a one on one or group class, you have all kinds of options in or near your community. And think about asking a family member or friend to join you in all of the fun, too. 

  1. Gardening

If you have a lawn then you definitely should consider gardening. Not only will you be able to put your energy and focus into something other than your problems, but your property also might get a needed facelift. It’s a win-win for you and your home. 

Think about small projects you could take on and work your way up to larger ones. You can mow your lawn, rake and remove leaves, pull weeds, plant new flowers and bushes, and prune plants. 

When you step outside and soak up that extra Vitamin D, you will feel better, too. Do you not have a yard? Pick some plants to add to your home’s interior. You can give them the same kind of TLC and receive some of the same benefits. 

  1. CBD Edibles

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is growing in popularity, and you might want to consider CBD therapy to help with your anxiety and to boost your mood. You have all kinds of CBD therapies from which you can choose. 

As you look at your options, you should be sure to check out CBD gummies. You can find them in all kinds of flavors and at various price points. They are a convenient and healthy snack that might indeed be a good way to treat your anxiety and mood issues. 

Live Your Best Life 

It is important that you take action now to ensure your mental health gets the attention it deserves. You cannot put this off anymore. 

Turn to one or more of the suggestions above where you might see some relief. 

And always feel comfortable talking to a medical professional and/or mental health specialists about your concerns. They can help you get the most out of the ideas above, and they can help you live your best life.