Diet and exercise worked for me. I have a neurological condition that left me house bound for a while and ultimately led to extreme anxiety and depression. Fast forward to today –I still have my condition – but it no longer controls me – or prevents me from living the life I want.
I exercise daily - nothing extreme 15-30 minutes – enough to work up a sweat. I put on some of my favorite pumped up music that makes me want to dance (sometimes I end up dancing more than exercising) even though I cannot dance properly because of my condition, in the end I feel amazing! Exercise releases Endorphins which trigger a positive feeling in the body, and it decreases anxiety and depression.
I cut out coffee – and avoid all caffeine and refined sugar.
I increased my intake of foods high in Vitamin C and B – these are 2 of the main vitamins that become depleted due to stress and anxiety because the body uses them up rapidly when coping with anxiety.
I hope this is helpful to some – there is light at the end of the tunnel.