Slow Your Mind With Crystal Clear Water

Slow Your Mind With Crystal Clear Water

Anxiety can be described as the feeling of unease, dread, and fear. It can result in sweating, rapid heartrate, and in feeling tense and restless. The number of people suffering with anxiety has grown a great deal over recent years. Surveys conducted in Canada by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health show that over 25% of respondents suffer with moderate to severe anxiety. Treatment of anxiety comes in many forms - from therapy to medication - and reaching out when you are feeling low is very important. Incorporating these steps into your day-to-day life can also help ease times of anxiousness.

 

Breathing Exercises and Meditation

Focusing on your breathing is a great way to reduce the symptoms of anxiety. Drawing deep breaths and releasing them slowly helps calm your heart rate and clear your mind. By concentrating on something other than the thoughts in your head, you can control your symptoms easier.

Adding meditation to your day alongside breathing exercises can shift focus from the negative, overwhelming feelings you experience and instead centre on positive thoughts and situations. Meditation plants you in the present moment and forces you to slow down, preventing anxious feelings from taking over.

 

Physical Activity

It’s no secret that taking part in physical activity releases endorphins that boost your mood. When experiencing high levels of anxiety, going for a brisk walk or hitting the gym for a workout are great ways to introduce happy hormones into your day. It helps clear your mind and focus on something other than the cause of your anxious feelings.

Exercise is also proven to reduce stress and increase serotonin. When you are stressed, there is a greater chance you will feel anxious. By releasing stress through working out, you can decrease the chances of experiencing high levels of anxiety.  

 

Sleep

A good night’s sleep is important for both physical and mental health. When we have insufficient rest, our body moves slower making it difficult to perform tasks. Our brain reacts similarly. With lack of sleep comes the inability to cope with minor stresses, which can cause us to feel overwhelmed and anxious. There are different ways to ensure we are getting the best possible sleep.

  • Avoiding caffeine and alcohol is important as consumption of these disrupts sleep while also increasing feelings of anxiety.
  • Incorporate breathwork and meditation into your night routine to slow your mind and calm your heart.

 

Hydrotherapy and Anxiety

So where does hydrotherapy and a Beachcomber Hot Tub come into reducing anxiety?

Many aspects of a hot tub soak help ease anxious feelings and symptoms:

  • The jets help massage the body, reducing stress in muscles and releasing tension.
  • A hot tub soak is proven to release endorphins, the hormones responsible for feeling happy.
  • Hot tubs become the perfect escape to clear your mind. You can practice meditation while enjoying the soothing bubbles of water.
  • Falling asleep after using your hot tub is easier due to increased melatonin production.

 

By adding hydrotherapy to your anxiety management routine, you are helping clear your mind and remain grounded. These steps can be used alongside other doctor recommended anxiety treatments. Learn more about how a Beachcomber boosts your health routine here!