There are times when suddenly, maybe inexplicably, you are hit by worries. Anything can struck that turns your head upside down. Maybe, you’re worried about losing your job or a growing to do list or can be nothing particular at all.
Anxiety is common and a constant force in most of our lives.Yet despite that anxiety and stress is very common, many of us struggle to find healthy, effective ways to deal with anxiety when it strikes.
However, there are ways to treat and manage the issue. Here are just a few anxiety tips that works::
1. Take a Deep Sigh
A nice comfortable sigh can help start a breathing process. Deep breathing has a lot of benefits and it helps you relax. A deep sigh lets your shoulders down, helps yo relax your muscles and expels air. So you can slowly breathe more in. Doctors, scientist, yogis and holistic health practitioners of all stripes agree on this.
2. Bore yourself
Whatever you are worried about, try to bore yourself with it by repeating it for 15 minutes, very slowly, silently or out loud. Initially, your anxiety may go up, but then after a few minutes, you will begin finding it boring and will drift away. By flooding your mind with the thought it becomes boring, and you’ll stop paying attention to it.
3. Calm it with Ice
By plunging your hands into ice water or splashing some on your face. The Sensorial stimulation with cold water can break through dissociative feelings that often accompany anxiety and offer immediate relief from heightened cortisol levels,
4. Clench your fists
Place your hands on or beside your legs. Ball your fists like you are really mad and tighten your hands as much as you can. Take a deep breath and loosen your fists a little bit at the end of the out breath. Continue to take deep breaths and loosen your fists until your hands are completely open. Then stretch your fingers outward as much as you can. Now notice your body again and the lessening of the anxiety points you felt earlier.
5. Repeat a calming phrase
When the body is under stress, you need to address your physical discomfort before you calm down. Breathe deeply at least three times, in through your nose and out through your mouth, and say a calming phrase that will ease you down. “I’m doing well, I’m doing well” Repeat slowly many times and you should begin to feel more at ease.
6. Don’t hold it back
Sometimes our worries are too strong, let it go and cry. Crying can be very therapeutic and it is a sign that there are emotions that need to be released. Often anxiety is a response to trapped or repressed grief. Giving oneself conscious permission to cry can offer the catharsis needed to calm the nervous system.
7. Refrain from Social Media
Those suffering from anxiety can often feel overwhelmed by external expectations, including cultivating the perfect image on social media. People feeling anxiety based on their newsfeeds should take a timeout. Social media and the internet in general often heighten anxiety and fear, sometimes through encounters with inaccurate information or information not relevant to the particular situation. But the World Wide Web isn’t all awful. Online support groups can help anxiety sufferers feel less alone.
8. Divert your thoughts
Not thinking about your symptoms entirely is frivolous advice. Distracting your mind by focusing on something concrete in front of you can help you to avoid spiraling out of control. If you’re feeling panicked, this can be a way to ground yourself and manage distress and anxiety while also not checking out.
9. Write it down
Jotting down your worries can help you manage your symptoms and challenge negative self-talk that is often associated with anxiety. You can write it down in bullet points that describe your biggest worries at the moment. Take them one at a time and ask yourself if it is a fact or opinion, and when you recognize it as such, you can diffuse its intensity.
10. Face it
It’s important to face specific fears you have and not practice avoidance tactics. Anxiety is fed by avoidance. When you feel anxious about a given scenario, one of the most common reactions is to avoid it. Even though logically there may be no real danger in these situations, anxiety makes you feel like you actually dodged a bullet by avoiding the potentially upsetting situation rather than pushing through. By challenging yourself to stay in that though for few minutes and improve on it, eventually your body will regulate itself, and the anxious feeling will become easier to tolerate.
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