Millions of people suffer from anxiety every day. When life starts to pile up on you, you may begin to feel the effects physically. It’s not uncommon to feel your heart racing, your palms getting clammy, and you may even feel dizzy. This doesn’t have to be your life.
By identifying your triggers and learning how to calm your mind, you can reduce your symptoms and regain inner peace. Here are some of the best ways to handle your anxiety and take control of your life again.
Consider Natural Remedies
Although there are drugs which can be prescribed for anxiety, it’s beneficial to try natural remedies before turning to pharmaceuticals. Anxiety drugs can be addictive, and if you abuse them, they could lead to destructive behavior, and even death.
First, try natural remedies such as aromatherapy or herbal supplements. It’s a good idea to stop taking anything that stimulates you, which can increase your anxiousness. Caffeine is a no-go and any sort of amphetamines.
Catch Your Thought Patterns Before They Begin
One of the fastest ways to find yourself in the middle of an anxiety attack is to allow yourself to fall into a negative thought pattern. When you notice yourself starting to slip into feelings of anxiousness, ask yourself what you were thinking about before it started.
Usually, negative thinking occurs when you allow yourself to overthink. Try to find the right tools to move on from a thought that sparks fear. By identifying what your triggers are and reshaping the way that you think, you can stop anxiety before it begins.
Get Physically Active
A lot of people find that one of the best ways to calm down their anxiety is to get their body moving. Next time that you feel anxious or stressed, put on your shoes and go for a walk or run. Focus on your body and your breath and escape your mind for a bit.
Most people find that after their heart rate is elevated for at least 15 minutes, their anxiety levels are way down. The idea is to find an outlet for these feelings of uncertainty rather than letting them pile up inside of you.
Try To Reduce Your Exposure To Stress
In addition to learning how to cope with stress, it’s helpful to try to reduce your exposure altogether. Stay away from people and situations that spark your anxiety,
When you allow yourself to be regularly exposed to things that trigger you, then it’s no wonder why you have anxiety. Be selective about what and who you surround yourself with. Don’t allow your triggers to win.
By applying these strategies and staying patient, you will eventually lower the intensity of your anxiety and perhaps even end it happening altogether.
Originally posted on July 9, 2019 @ 8:13 pm