Anxiety can truly feel like hell on Earth. Even when nothing is technically wrong, sometimes your body and mind are just on their own warpath, causing intense symptoms of worry that can totally mess up the day. If this sounds familiar to you, you've probably tried a lot of different tactics to quell these symptoms. Sometimes to no avail. But trust, there are some weird remedies for anxiety out there that actually work. It's just about trying things until they click for you!
"Anxiety is weird!" Dr. Rita Eichenstein, a neuropsychologist, tells Bustle. "Just when your logical mind tells you there is nothing to worry about, your 'worry brain; goes into high gear."
Dr. Eichenstein says that it's all about outsmarting your worry brain, not with cognitive tricks or solutions, but by diverting it completely. Truth be told, having anxiety habitually is no easy experience. Not by a long shot. But taking small steps to deal with the problematic, uncomfortable symptoms can really start to turn things around. And remember, if you feel like anxiety is taking over your life, help is out there.
Take a look at some of the tips below that might help you get through the day with a little more ease.