Cortisol is usually the culprit for increased morning anxiety. It is a stress hormone...and while necessary for getting us up and moving after hours of inactivity....too much, or a sensitivity to it will cause misery.
To reduce/manage Cortisol levels, here are a few things you can do.
*Following a healthy diet including whole grains, lean protein and dairy, plenty of vegetables/fruits and healthy fats. (reduce sugars simple carbs and processed foods)
*Exercise. (especially aerobic) Even if you can just fit is some walking or marching in place...every bit counts!
*Getting enough sleep.
*Anxiety management. Coping skills...journaling, meditation, breathing and progressive muscle relaxation, positive mantras/affirmations...
Remember that doing one/two of these things sometimes is not going to make the difference that doing all of them consistently, as a lifestyle change, will!
Here is a link for more information if you'd like to read more./draxe.com/cortisol-levels/
Peace and progress friend,
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 1/6/2017 9:21:24 AM (GMT-7)