If you deal with anxiety on a daily basis then you know how frustrating it can be, even the simplest tasks seem like mountains of complication. Sometimes it can be so severe that people actually believe they are having a heart attack.
While to someone who doesn’t suffer from anxiety, this may sound silly but for a lot of people across the globe, it is a reality. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses here in the United States. Anxiety is a constant battle with your mind. It is stressing over everything and nothing all at the same time and all the time. It never stops and it is extremely overwhelming.
When anxiety is really bothering you or you’re just having a rough day the following things can help you to cope better. While it will not end your worries it will reduce them and any reduction is an improvement, right? I practice all of these things almost daily.
Practicing mindfulness has been proven to be effective when combating anxiety as well as other mental illnesses. All you do is focus your emotions and accept them in a nonjudgmental way.
2. Convince your mind that you are okay
Think and think again constantly. Tell yourself that everything is fine and that you will make it through whatever the day has thrown your way.
Take a few minutes to just breathe. Breathe deeply, in and out. Do this and direct it at relaxing your mind.
4. Think positively
Stop focusing on the ways in which things could go wrong or are going wrong and focus on the positive.
5. Get some air
Getting outside is enough to bring some light to any dull mood even if just for a minute or two.
6. Release your emotions
You can do this by keeping a journal or even talking to someone you trust. That part is up to you. this will help you to remove some of the stress that is weighing down on you.
7. Remember that you cannot control everything
Some things are just out of your control and there is nothing wrong with that. Why we obsess over things that we cannot change baffles me, but I too do it all the time. Releasing your worries by reminding yourself that you may not be able to change a situation is going to help you in the long run.
8. Expose yourself to fear
Sure, this one is hard but it helps. If you face your fears head on you can overcome them.
Anxiety is something that can be managed if addressed properly. You are not alone. And of course, If you do not suffer from anxiety and were wondering what it felt like check out the video below.