How Do You Stop? - How to Overcome Your Anxiety and Take Back Control of Your Life

November 28, 2023
David Sunnyside

It’s normal to worry from time to time, but when it becomes a daily struggle to live a healthy and fulfilling life, you need to learn how do you stop. With the right steps, you can overcome your anxiety and finally take back control of your life.

Overeating

Sometimes, overeating is a case of eyeballs bigger than stomach at a buffet, potluck, party or holiday meal. Other times, overeating is a chronic habit that can be difficult to break. It’s important to pay attention to hunger cues and recognize when you’re eating for pleasure or out of habit, rather than actual need.

Gambling

If you’re struggling with gambling addiction, seek out help from a trusted family member, friend or professional counselor. It can be hard to admit that you have a problem, but seeking treatment is an act of strength. Talking about your gambling problems with someone who won’t judge you may help you find the courage to break the cycle and stop gambling.

Smoking

Quitting smoking can reduce your risk of health problems, such as lung disease and heart disease, and make you look and feel younger. Choose a powerful reason to quit and start planning how you will get support to make it happen. A supportive network, quitting-smoking classes or apps, counseling, and acupuncture are all strategies that increase quit rates. Medications like nicotine replacement therapy, varenicline and bupropion also improve quit rates. If you decide to use medication, it’s important to start a few weeks before your quit date so the drugs have time to kick in and ease withdrawal symptoms.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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