I've had generalized anxiety disorder as well as OCD for the past 12 years. Sometimes something will trigger a rise from my normal anxiety level and I have a lot more racing and obsessive thoughts. Its a lot worse at night when I'm trying to sleep. The things that keep my level of anxiety and OCD low are daily aerobic exercise, outdoor sunlight, and a low dose of an antidepressant. These things all raise your serotonin level which is directly related to your level of anxiety and obsessive thoughts. Do a search on "raising your serotonin levels" and if you do some of these things, I think you'll notice a big improvement.View Thread
My tough time is first thing in the morning. I'm irritable, anxious, and feel like going right back to bed. I know its imperative that I fight off the urge to go back to bed so I use the only caffeine that I take all day, first thing. Then I drag myself outside and immediately start feeling better when I'm out in the sunlight. I go on a run or bike ride knowing how much better I'll feel after aerobic exercise. The rest of my day goes much better than the way it started. Hope this helps.View Thread
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