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It’s something we can’t get away from now; the fact is that so many of us suffer from bouts of anxiety and depression in one way or another. What we all seem to struggle with when it comes to addressing anxiety and nerves is that we seem to fall into two different camps, one that is more than willing to share their problems and take all the help they can get, or the other camp that struggles on and suffers in silence. The modern world appears to be built for anxiety, from the increase in work hours to the bouts of fear of missing out that we get by that dopamine hit when we check social media. There are now people who are going off social media and are feeling the benefits. But, it’s not just social media that is the concern, so if you are struggling with anxiety, is there a way to deal with it properly, as opposed to just pacifying the symptoms?
Understanding Why We Get Anxious
Much like a good therapy session aims to get to the core of the issues, if we can pinpoint the reason why we feel the way we do, this gives us the perfect stepping stone to address the problems, and finally removing them, as well as the symptoms. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case in anxiety. Sometimes we just feel that way. In which case, coping mechanisms, in combination with relieving the symptoms, becomes the goal. So, to address the root cause, you may need to take a bit of time and have an opportunity to think. But if you find that there is no logical reason for your anxieties, treating the symptoms with appropriate coping mechanisms is something we can all do now. The first thing to do is to find ways to physically relax your body. Treatments such as the Alexander Technique work to relax the body and operates with the idea that brain and body are connected, and one affects the other. This is why there are lots of guides online about presenting a confident posture because this is a method of to trick your brain into sending out those positive signals. But if you are so stressed and anxious, it’s not going to be solved with a couple of sessions in front of the mirror checking your posture, you need to find ways to relax your body. There are infinite massage treatments that you can get at local hotels and spas that will work effectively at the tension points in your body. If you don’t know where your source of tension lives, this is a handy method to help you. In understanding the source of your anxiety, whether it is physical or emotional, this is going to start you off on the path to wellness.
Incorporating Anxiety Treatments Into Your Daily Life
Much like when we are unhealthy due to a poor diet, it’s the effective lifestyle changes that will encourage us to tackle the anxiety head-on. Once you understand your triggers, you are in a position to incorporate the relief methods effectively so you can live a better life and understand exactly how your anxiety was consuming you before. When we are in the well, we cannot see out of it, and so we are used to feeling that way, thinking that it is normal. Anxiety, whether it stems from personal, environmental, or inner circumstances, needs to be addressed, and if necessary, certain ties need to be cut. This can feel like you are adding more anxiety onto your anxiety, but it is a necessary evil. And only once certain things have been jettisoned, you will feel the benefits. This is the hardest part of addressing your lifestyle, and if what you are doing on a daily basis is good for you. But before that, coping mechanisms are a necessary part of making your anxiety lesson gradually over time. The big mistake in lots of people’s approach to treating anxiety is that they expect it to fully disappear, so, let’s get this out of the way, this is very rarely the case. But if you can make progress in the right direction, you should be proud of this.
How To Treat Anxiety Yourself
You can find resources online, but the first way to incorporate healthy mindsets into your lifestyle would be to do what you can to relieve your mind of these negative thoughts. In this case, a brain dump is one of the best ways to share these problems, especially if you feel you cannot communicate these problems to other people. If you find this isn’t an effective starting point, putting your body under suitable tension is one of those that seems to work. Lots of people talk about the effectiveness of physical exercise on people with anxiety, but some people have said that this is not true at all. But the important thing in using exercise to rid yourself of anxious thoughts is to make sure you are putting as much tension on your body so that your brain is distracted from negative thoughts. Things like strength training is a wonder in this case if going for a run is unlikely to solve the problem, because when running, it is you, and your thoughts. Physical exercise benefits to an extent, but only if you put yourself under the appropriate bodily stress. The other benefit of this is that you are so tired, that you may have a fantastic sleep. Combining these two things with what you considered to be good for yourself is the best way to really address these problems. You might think getting away for a weekend is going to help, and it does, but it is a short-term solution. We all need to get away now and again, but unfortunately, we have to go back to the realities of life, in which case addressing these problems with effective treatments is always handy.
And remember, if you feel that you are unable to cope, you need to go to the doctors. Anxiety is something that we all suffer from in one way or another, and there are effective ways of treating it yourself but remember, there are ways and means to give you that additional support if you feel you can’t handle it anymore. Anxiety is one of those common things in the modern world, and it’s your right to feel free of these trapping emotions.
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I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I also work as a medical receptionist and I'm currently a trainee teaching assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!
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