8 Ways Your Nighttime Habits May Be Making Your Anxiety Worse The Next Day

Written by Saranga Psychiatry as told in Bustle

It may feel comforting to you to do pretty much the same things every night before you go to bed, but being too strict with yourself can take a toll on your mental health.

“This can exacerbate anxiety because if someone with anxiety does not do what they have always done, they will feel unsettled, unaccomplished, and sometimes defeated,” Charese L. Josie, LCSW, tells Bustle, “thereby increasing anxiety and feeling as if they need to over compensate the next day to ‘get back on track.’” Instead of getting upset with yourself for not meditating every single night or writing a certain number of pages in your journal, be kind to yourself on the nights where you run out of time.

Read the article here: https://www.sarangapsychiatry.com/blog/8-ways-your-nighttime-habits-may-be-making-your-anxiety-worse-the-next-day/

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