When I was at my lowest points, with anxiety and depression hitting me hard, eating became much less of a priority.
That was a real problem, because low energy is one of the biggest contributing factors to the fear cycle.
If you’re not giving your body the energy it needs to fight you’re going to be running on an empty tank, and even the fittest of mind can’t do that. You have to give your body and mind the chance to fight by giving it fuel (food).
I know first-hand how tough it can be to stomach food when your highly anxious and feeling depressed. You look at food and eating is the last thing you want to do.
I found the solution to this problem in Protein Shakes.
Protein Shakes aren’t just for bodybuilding - some are made as meal substitutes for dieting. Most decent Protein Shakes contain all the ingredients you need that a meal will offer. They can provide your body and mind with the energy you need to fight, and the best thing is you don’t need to eat a thing.
This wasn’t a long-term solution for me, and it shouldn’t be for you either. It’s just a way to get you through the tougher times, before you pick up those chopsticks and get back into the world of eating.
I figured out some time ago that too much attention to detail was a major cause of my anxiety.
The more of a perfectionist I became the more I beat myself up and stopped sleeping properly due to worry and stress, giving anxiety and OCD a greater grip on my life.
When I let go by delegating more and appreciating that nothing in this world would ever be perfect, my mind benefitted from a sense of calm. I could sleep better knowing that things would still be OK, even if the attention to detail wasn’t perfect.
I’m not saying I do a shoddy job – far from it. I’m proud to live by high standards and always will. I just don’t beat myself up if something isn’t perfect.
However you’re feeling today, whether that be anxious, depressed, sad, angry, or stressed, time is the best healer and it will bring you a new day.
The true meaning of this is diluted, so we tend to shrug it off when somebody says tomorrow is another day, but it really is.
A good night’s sleep is sometimes the only remedy you need to make change.
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