5 Daily Habits for Beating Anxiety and Depression

by Tracie Johnson Tracie Johnson's Blog

Anxiety and depression are some of the most widespread and complex health issues to deal with throughout the world, and more and more people are faced with them every single day. The brain is pretty complicated, and scientists still have a lot to figure out about it. However, if you're faced with anxiety and depression, there are many steps you can take to slowly dig yourself out of a hole, so keep reading to find out how you can slowly transform your life.


If you're struggling with negative thoughts and emotions, especially depression, which takes the form of negative emotions that are chronic and difficult to escape, it's important to be able to give yourself a period during the day when you're free from those thoughts. Exercise is an activity you can do every day, and it varies between whatever kind of sport you prefer, running outdoors or indoors and even weightlifting. When you work out, you're able to get rid of excess energy, and your brain releases endorphins and neurochemicals. These natural mood enhancers make you more relaxed physically, and more content and happier emotionally. The more consistent you make your workout routine, the more you'll be able to take advantage of this endorphin release.


Journaling is important if you’re dealing with depression and anxiety because, like many mental health issues, these problems are rooted in a mix of prior experiences and genetics. Whenever you're feeling down or anxious, you're unconsciously reliving a stressful and anxiety-inducing experience, and journaling regularly will allow you to recognize patterns and identify those particular experiences. By recounting what you felt throughout the day, you'll be able to see what part of your day leaves you feeling depressed and what activities make you anxious, and armed with this knowledge, you'll be able to take action and reduce their impact on your life. 


Counseling is incredibly important, and finding the right anxiety and depression therapist is integral if you want to be free of your mental health concerns in the long run, especially because the kind of knowledge and expertise that professionals in the industry provide is unmatched. The brain is a complicated organ, and there's no one-size-fits-all approach, since everyone works differently and will respond better to different techniques, and, if you use the help of a therapist, you'll be able to identify these techniques and make positive changes. A great therapist will help you gain insight into past trauma and how your mind works and will be able to introduce exercises that will slowly get you used to making more positive decisions for your long-term well-being. 

Regular Sleep

Regular sleep is incredibly important for mental health, despite most people not recognizing that fact, since all the organs in the body are working overtime whenever you’re awake, and it’s only when you’re asleep that they rest, and your body begins to repair itself. Your mind slips into a state of rest and is able to refresh and recuperate, which means, if you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not letting your mind relax and freshen up, which will result in more feelings of fatigue, tiredness, anxiety, and overwhelming sadness. Getting regular sleep that lasts at least 8 hours in the right environment will allow you to deal with this issue. 

Healthy Nutrition

Healthy nutrition is something incredibly important that you should always keep in mind throughout the day. It has the capacity to drastically improve your mental health. Much of a person's mental health is tied to how they're feeling physically throughout the day, and, in today's society, diets are filled with saturated fats, cholesterol, and sugar, all of which impair brain function, cause atherosclerosis, and even heart disease. Instead, choose to introduce whole foods, grains, vitamins, and minerals into your meals, and you'll feel fresher and full of life every day, which will be a step in getting mentally healthy. 


Anxiety and depression are widespread problems, but you can take steps to make things better. Beating anxiety and feeling better involves adopting positive habits every day. The habits mentioned above empower you to be a part of making your mental health better. By adopting these habits, you can make big steps toward being stronger and having a more positive and happy life.

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