In today’s world of rush and run, the more we are inventing new ways towards a simpler life, the more our minds are being captured with anxiety, stress, and tension. Anxiety is a common problem, and all of us go through this mental state at many points of our life. But there is a difference between harmful or chronic anxiety and the simple pressure on your brain before a job interview. Chronic or harmful anxiety needs to be addressed in the best way possible. Chronic stress can lead to mental disorders, inability to think properly, rationalise the situation and can become a constant reason for discomfort.
But there is a solution to every problem. You just need to believe in yourself and have the willpower to make things in shape again. Anxiety has a broad spectrum, and a troubled mind is the indication of a powerful and healthy brain. When dealing with anxiety, you can turn things your way using the high ability of your mind to rationalise, outrun and pose logical reasons of everything.
Unexpected Bad Events in Life can be the Real Cause of Chronic Anxiety
I have carefully observed my friend, Amy, dealing with the chronic condition of anxiety, stress and immense strain. Life is not easy for all of us, and Amy had to go through some tough times in her life. Within 3 to 4 months of her life, she had experienced the worst of everything. She had a very intimate relationship with her boyfriend for more than seven years, who died in a car accident. She suffered from extreme depression, became addicted to painkillers, and remain lethargic. While going through this, Amy was diagnosed with Grave’s disease. Going through such disastrous condition, she even contemplated suicide. With intensive medical and psychological care, I’ve seen her building herself back to the normal life and defeating anxiety with self-confidence, calm and care.
How to Fight Against Anxiety
Amy had gone through many simple techniques through which you can overcome your stress and anxiety. You can use your anxious mind in both positive and negative ways. You are the only person who can manage your thoughts. Here are some of the simple, yet practical and beneficial ways to do that,
Let your mind think whatever it wants to think. Do not try to take over your mind. Make a film of all the worst situations happened in your life, see it and observe it. Disconnect your imagination from yourself and watch it like a show.
Make peace with what you got in hand. Whenever you over think on worst scenarios of your life, you feel panicked, and every cord of your muscle get tensed, like in an emergency situation or when you are in a hurry. Don’t panic as every feeling is temporary. Imagine yourself after a month, where will you be? What will you be doing? This time will eventually pass, just make peace with this it.
Talk it through and do not hold back your worst memories concise within yourself. Let them flow. Talk to someone and spend more and more time with your friends rather than being closed in your room.
Do anxiety-relieving and deep breathing exercises. Spend more relaxed time with yourself in a fresh and cool environment. Regular yoga can be a real help in treating both usual and chronic anxiety disorders. Stay quiet, focused, and calm for some time. Body stretching will calm your thoughts and clear your mind.
Do something you are good at or interests you the most. Listen to some relaxing music, read interesting books or cook something. Keeping your mind active will surely keep you away from stressors.
Writing down your thoughts on a piece of paper will reveal the actual disturbing cause of your anxiety. Or write everything in the form of a story and then trash it out. You will feel better and relaxed.
Sit back in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Now invite all the disturbing and negative thoughts to your mind. Hold this emotion do not let your mind over think on it. Just sit hand in hand with your feelings. With self-confidence let it stay with you. And then watch it transform and heal itself.