Ways You Can Manage Your Anxiety Disorder Exhaustion
In last week's post, I talked about some of the reasons why anxiety disorder makes you so tired. The sheer weight of the tiredness that often goes with anxiety disorder can be very discouraging, and solutions for that weariness can sometimes seem impossible. But, there are ways to manage it, that, while not a cure-all, can make living with the exhaustion of anxiety doable. This week, we'll talk about ways that you can manage your anxiety disorder exhaustion.
Your Anxiety Disorder Exhaustion Can Be Managed
Because anxiety does not make everyone tired in the same way, not all solutions for that tiredness will work for everyone. However, there are some common things that work pretty well for most people in managing the exhaustion of anxiety disorder:
- Improving sleep -- Sleep disorders and mental health issues often go hand in hand, and problems with sleep can even cause mental illness.
- Getting some exercise -- The benefits of exercise for your mental health are well known, and exercise not only makes you feel better, it also improves your sleep.
- Eating better -- Certain foods can actually make you anxious, so improving the quality of your diet can make a big difference in your energy levels.
- Finding a community -- I get even more exhausted when I'm lonely, so it's important for me to find some sort of community. I get that through a small group of friends and online via Facebook and the HealthyPlace forums.
In the video below, I talk more in depth about these solutions for managing the exhaustion of your anxiety disorder:
Exhaustion and anxiety often seem to go hand in hand, but there are solutions available. Together, as a community, we can help each other find them.
Weber, G. (2015, February 25). Ways You Can Manage Your Anxiety Disorder Exhaustion, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, April 15 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/treatinganxiety/2015/02/ways-you-can-manage-your-anxiety-disorder-exhaustion