Anxiety: How to Overcome It
Do you remember that night when you can’t fall asleep? Instead, you were thinking a lot of things that makes you feel anxious. Feeling like this from time to time is a normal part of life to experience. Anxiety can lead to a mental disorder that reduces your capacity to cope up with these feelings of uneasiness. Before it gets worse, I have some tips to manage it.
1. Talk to someone.
Tell your friends and your family what bothers you and let them know what they should do to help you. It is not okay to keep your feelings untold or kept. Talking to someone about what you feel and knowing that there is someone who hears and understands what you feel is soothing to your soul.
2. Know what triggers your anxiety.
Whether you have an everyday anxiety or an anxiety disorder, it is important to know what’s causing it. Is there something in your workplace, family, school or friends that you can’t stop thinking about? You have to consider those aspects so that you will have an idea on how you can avoid it or on how you can handle the situation.
It is hard to stop your inhibitions especially if you don’t know how to handle the situation. It is important to accept the present fact of uncertainties. We can’t predict what the ending may be, so let’s not worry about the unknown because it is an unnecessary source of anxiety.
4. Take Time
Real talk, you cannot think clearly when you are overwhelmed with anxiety. You have to take time out to let your nerves calm down. Do something that can divert your attention to something more positive. You can take a walk in peaceful surroundings or you can take a bath to freshen up.
5. Breathing Exercise
This is so helpful to overcome anxiety, especially to those who are hyperventilating when they are suffering from anxiety. So in order to prevent worse scenario, breathing exercises can be used to calm the body and to regulate breathing. Just follow the steps below:
- Inhale through your nose slowly for 5-6 seconds.
- Pause for 3 seconds.
- Exhale through pursed lips (like whistling) for 7 seconds.
This will give your body the right carbon dioxide balance that will keep your heart rate at the right speed and decrease the severity of some anxiety symptoms.