Keeping Your Memories
If you are experiencing memory loss issues the first thing that you should think about is to seek the help of professional. Just make sure to exclude any other factors that may cause your memory loss and prove that this is consequence of your anxiety. Keep in mind that memory loss is actually a normal thing and your memory function is decreasing with age. Even if you are in your 30s it’s perfectly normal to forget some things. As people with anxiety tend to “overthink” it is possible that you are in perfect health and your worries are useless.
Here are some useful tactics that you can use to improve your memory:
- Try brain and logical games: this is an easy and not time consuming way to improve your brain function and logic. You can find numerous websites over the Internet that can offer your great variety of brain games. Try to spend about 30 minutes per day playing such games. This will distract you from your constantly thinking about the negative mind and will help you train your brain to focus on other things.
- Get enough healthy sleep: We said how important sleep is for your brain and memories and it is as much important for your anxiety. Try to ensure at least 8 hours night sleep every day. It is important to cut off all the negative factors that may influence your sleep – don’t put any devices in your bedroom (cell phones, computers etc.), make sure the room you sleep in is well ventilated and dark. If you find it extremely hard to fall asleep you can try with some calming herbal teas or essential oils.
- Exercise: just like sleeping, exercise is important for your anxiety and for your brain function. It is proven that exercising can improve your memory and relieve anxiety. It can also help you fall asleep easier if you have more physical activity during the day.
Keep in mind that if you are sure that your memory loss is caused by anxiety, it is the anxiety that you will have to pay attention to. It is the root problem and if you do not work on it you will get only temporary results. There are certain ways that you can try to cope with your anxiety alone or you can seek therapy.