Everyone is different, but the majority of anxiety sufferers say intense feelings of fear, panic, and unease are at the forefront of how they feel when an attack hits. Fear is an incredibly primal emotion that triggers a fight or flight response in our bodies, and this can often be overwhelming and not something we can control.
Anxiety feels like:
You likely ask yourself things like, how do I get rid of my fears or manage my anxiety? We all get anxious from time to time; it’s perfectly normal! It’s important you don’t try and suppress your negative thoughts because what will happen instead is they will pop up at the worst possible moment and really hit you hard.
Exercise can be a great way to reduce your level of worry, try taking the dog out for a walk or going for a swim if that’s easier! Schedule some time just for yourself every day even if it’s only 20 minutes. Next time you feel anxious take some deep breaths, close your eyes and allow yourself this little bit of peace before getting on with what you need to do. Make sure you stick to it every day, so it becomes part of your routine. You should notice an improvement after just one week!
Don’t feel bad about asking friends or family for help, sometimes talking things through can make you feel like your problems are more manageable. Find something you enjoy every day, whether it’s knitting or painting if it makes you happy then it’s worth doing! Practice some relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation to keep your mind occupied on something other than the negative thoughts constantly floating around in there!
Anxiety is a difficult condition to deal with, but do not let that stop you from trying. It doesn’t matter how big or small what you’re anxious about is, just focus on dealing with one thing at a time and remind yourself that tomorrow is another day. For more tips on embracing inner peace and moving past anxiety, reach out to me – Mel Doerr.