Anxiety so severe can cause health problems of the physical sort. Some of the most usual physical manifestations of anxiety disorders come in the shape of migraines, exhaustion, muscle pains and strain, and stomach upsets.
All of us tend to suffer from anxieties. Given the stressful lives we lead nowadays, nobody seems exempt. Knowing this fact, and accepting it, is important. It primes us to take simple steps so that our anxieties do not develop into the sort that only serious, complicated anxiety disorder treatment from professionals can help. We should stop anxiety on its tracks before it gains control of our lives completely.
Fortunately, there are easy steps we can undertake on our own towards this end. These are treatments we can do ourselves. They do not require taking drugs. Neither do they require you to pay big money to consult with professionals? But you need to take time out once in a while so that you can pay attention to how you think, feel, and behave. You have to decipher your thoughts and feelings. You have to study your attitudes and disposition. Self-awareness is of paramount importance before you can start to make the necessary changes which will put your anxieties to rest, or at least, minimize them.
• Take time to figure out what exactly it is that triggers your anxieties. Is there any one thing that frightens you or upsets you so much so that the thought of it results in palpitations and queasiness? Or are you the worrying type; are you the type to worry about every single thing, even if they seem rather trivial and run-of-the-mill to most people? Do you worry about something big – like a life-threatening accident or a disease like cancer or even death itself? Or are you the type to worry about whether your children are eating the right food, or whether you are dressed appropriately for a social function or some such issues? Knowing what exactly causes you to become apprehensive is the first thing to working out your anxieties.
• Does your anxiety stem from a singular actual root, or is it more of a generalized one? For example, you may be scared of being cooped up in a small space. Does this fear arise only when you are confronted with having to come into a small space? Or does the anxiety hit you even when you simply think about small spaces? Being able to make the distinction spells a big difference in how you deal with the anxiety.
• Grapple with your anxieties squarely. When you feel the jitters coming on, do something specific about them. Consciously slow down your breathing. Breathe slowly and deeply. This will bring down your heart rate and slow your pulse down. This will stop the anxiety from becoming full full-blown and more difficult to manage. Calm yourself with positive thoughts.
• Think positively. Even if it requires great effort to do this, you must. An affirmative and constructive disposition thwarts anxiety on its track. It finds it difficult to gain a foothold in your mind when happy thoughts are there in the first place.
• Try not to be overwhelmed by general fears. Make yourself confront your fears by writing them down in detail and thinking about what you can do about them. The act of confronting the anxieties and taking the time to spell out constructive steps you can take to solve the problem tend to dissipate the anxieties.
These steps are do-it-yourself ways to manage your anxieties. By taking these steps, you disable your anxieties so that they do not become chronic and severe enough to warrant more extensive anxiety disorder treatment.2016-08-19