Instead of restricting myself with certain foods, I started paying attention to the ingredients in my choices. Stick to simple foods, ingredients you understand and can pronounce.
HAVING A HEALTHY ROUTINE
Remember that an anxious mind loves routine. Think about the routine you have been doing and what how it has helped. You may need to mix things up and try new things. Find what gives you a balance in mind, body and soul connection.
SURROUND YOURSELF AROUND POSITIVE PEOPLE
Be surrounded by people who inspire, uplift and motivate you in a positive way; rather than those who leave you feeling drained and unmotivated. Reflect on the circle you have. How do they make you feel? Be true to yourself and what you need with the people you surround yourself with.
Approximately 95% of your serotonin is produced and found in the gut. So what are you feeding your body? Our gut is connected to the brain through our vagus nerve. It sends signals and information to our brain.
BE MINDFUL AND IN THE PRESENT
Practice being in the present moment. Anxiety tends to be fearful thoughts of the future and past. The "What ifs." Whether you are out shopping, going for a walk, or any other activity, practice being in the moment. Pay attention to little details, what you see, what you hear, what you smell, what you feel, what you taste. These are grounding tools that help you focus in the moment, especially in moments of anxiety or panic.
LEARN ABOUT YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS BELIEFS
Learn to become more aware of your subconscious beliefs and how they are affecting your views of your outside and inner world. Our subconscious beliefs tend to make up to an average of 95% of our brain activity. Between the time we are born to about 7 years old, is where our beliefs are created through traumas, insecurities, etc. In our teenage and adult life is when these beliefs are triggered by certain experiences. This is why understanding our subconscious beliefs plays a huge role with dealing with anxiety and panic.
HOW IS THE ENVIRONMENT YOU LIVE IN
I noticed that a huge part of my anxiety and panic was heightened in the environment I lived in. I always remember this quote, "You cannot heal in the same environment that made you sick." I know that some situations make it difficult to just be able to pick up and leave. I have been there. But having control of what and who you give your energy to is a practice that took some time to achieve in my healing journey.
These are just some things to think about. Follow your intuition and where it guides you. There are so many resources out there. Just give yourself the love you deserve to find what fits and put in the work. It won't happen over night, but talking from experience... consistency is key. You've practiced the unhealthy patterns long enough. What does it hurt to try a new way of thinking and doing? You won't know the outcome unless you try.