Do you find yourself often experiencing feelings of dread, fear, and uneasiness?
Anxiety is a debilitating mental illness that can leave you feeling helpless and alone. It is really nothing to be ashamed of. There are many others who are dealing with anxiety on a regular basis. Anxiety can cripple you emotionally, mentally, and physically, if you don’t take the time to address it.
When the outcome of a decision or circumstance is unknown, feelings of anxiousness can occur. Anxiety can creep in when you are worried about something or someone. Every possible scenario will play in our heads with every possible outcome, most of which may never happen!
Anxiety can be a trauma response to a trigger from a memory of a past occurrence. If you have had a car accident while you were driving, you may find yourself having a hard time getting back behind the wheel of a car. If you have recovered from a serious illness, you may find that you are more likely to be overly concerned about your health, perhaps even calling your doctor every time you feel the slightest discomfort. Maybe you made some really bad decisions in the past, but now you have a hard time breathing when you need to make simple decisions.
Whatever level of anxiety you are struggling with, you are not alone. Get the help you need so that you can live the life you deserve.
1.) First, acknowledge the feelings of anxiousness - DO NOT BE ASHAMED
2.) Seek professional help
3.) Breathe deeply - Breathing helps you to calm down so that you won’t hyperventilate thus producing a panic attack (Use one of the techniques on this website to help you master deep breathing techniques: https://www.verywellmind.com/abdominal-breathing-2584115)
4.) Step away from the task that is causing anxiety
5.) Get some fresh air
`6.) Take a walk, jog in place and/or go to the gym
7.) Listen to relaxing music
Remember: Anxiety is not your friend, so don’t let it take control of your life.
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