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Stress, divorce, work, financial problems, health problems, threats of terrorism – there are plenty of reasons to feel anxious nowadays. And very often its causes are circumstances that no one has the power to change.
What’s causing your anxiety?
To better understand your condition, it is important to know what makes you worried, stressed and fearful. When you understand what makes you tick, it will become easier for you to find a way to manage the anxiety and stress that you feel everyday, even if its over things that you would normally never need to worry about.
If you will think of it in a positive light, having a healthy mind of anxiety will help keep you away from harm, but having too much of it can hinder a lot of your capabilities. If you really think about it, it is a way to call your mind to attention, to either fight through trouble or flee a scene that is starting to become too dangerous for you to handle.
In today’s world, anxiety is recognized as a condition that cannot be treated, but in truth, it is very treatable and easy to get under control. If you do not know what to do first, the best suggestion would be to try a self-help program. It is also a good idea to visit a doctor. A psychologist will help determine what kind of anxiety you have, and will be able to give you some medication to get your condition under control.
Ways to deal with your anxious mind
There are different ways that you can manage your anxiety, and the best way is for you to find the methods that help you personally. Also some activities that will keep your mind from thinking about your stress can help. The mind thinks a lot, and if you let it get to you, it will eventually end up eating you up if you are not careful.
If you do not know what to do, here are some ideas that you can use, to keep your mind from thinking too much:
Try to get enough sleep as you can – this may be a little hard to accomplish, since most people with anxiety disorder experience bouts of severe insomnia. Insomnia usually happens, when you lay awake at night thinking about too many things, which results in sleepless nights, nightmares, or waking up with anxiety.
If you are eager enough to fix this problem, you can do so and it won’t even be that hard. All you have to do is trick your mind into thinking that you should be going to sleep, or the better yet, if this doesn’t work, you can always consider natural herbs to help you sleep at night.
Normally, sleeping pills will help you get to sleep, but it is also not a good idea to keep medicated and dependent on these, because it will disturb the natural way that your body goes to sleep.
If you do not want to try sleeping pills, you can also try doing some exercises or try yoga classes. Yoga can help you clear your mind and especially if you are an over thinker. Over thinking can become very stressful, and will eventually make your situation worse if you are not careful. Meditation is also a great way to curb anxiety and help you sleep better.
Before you try anything, always make sure to consult your doctor first, so that they can give you the proper advise. Also make sure that you exercise daily, and get as much sleep as you can get even if your body won’t let you.
Learn how to relax – learning this skill will be of really big help to you in the future. When dealing with anxiety, we all know that relaxing is the worst option, especially if you are the type that does now know how to relax when you are starting to feel anxious, scared or nervous.
For some, relaxation means, going out for a drink, sitting in front of the TV and watching your favorite movie, or going out with your friends somewhere to go dancing. If you really think about it, these activities only serve a temporary purpose and will only give you temporary results.
Sometimes, these activities may actually cause you more stress depending on the activities that you choose. But it can be guaranteed that alcohol is in no way a good relaxation technique and especially if you are always nervous or anxious. Alcohol will only make your condition worse, in fact make you delusional at times, and we do not want that.
Believe it or not, the best way to relax is through slow breathing, and stretching. Deep breathing helps relax the diaphragm and gets rid of the anxiety and allows the body to loosen up. You can also try going to the gym and working out. Also meditation helps.
Working out will send happy hormones, and will allow you to think clearly while on the treadmill or lifting weights. Music also helps, music will help boost your mood, and give you the right energy that you need to complete your day.
If you really think about it, there are a lot of ways that you can master relaxation techniques, you just have to find the right one that will fit you.
Dealing with anxiety may not be easy, but there are ways to manage it properly so it does not affect your life. If your anxiety has become unmanageable, see a doctor as soon as possible.