Do you often feel anxious at the smallest of things? It’s probably because you have anxiety, and you may not know it. Almost everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. Whether it’s a big exam, a speech, or just the usual stress of everyday life, however, most people simply brush it off as a minor problem and try to ignore it, hoping that it will go away by itself. Others, who are more concerned and feel that their anxiety is becoming an obstacle in their everyday life, seek help from professionals or even medicate themselves with drugs prescribed by a doctor.
Anxiety can be crippling for those that deal with it, making even basic tasks seem like insurmountable challenges. It’s a feeling of worry or distress, often accompanied by physical symptoms like an accelerated heart rate and shortness of breath. It’s different from stress, which is a reaction to an identifiable problem. Whenever you find yourself in a stressful situation, try doing the following:
When you feel anxious, try breathing slowly and deeply. This will send oxygen to your brain, reducing anxiety and keeping your emotions under control.
Stay Focused on the Present
When a fearful thought starts popping up in your mind, don’t focus on it. Focus on your surroundings as much as you can to stop yourself from panicking. This way, you will have control over yourself and your emotions.
Use Your Senses
If you’re feeling anxious, try to use as many of your senses as possible to bring yourself into the present moment. Notice how things smell, feel, and sound around you, and remember that this moment will pass.
Find a Safe Place in Your Mind
When you’re feeling anxious, it’s important to realize that you can always find a safe place inside of your head. The trick is to distract yourself from thinking too much about the problem that’s causing the stress.
These methods can help you control your nervous feelings and deal with anxiousness in a healthy manner. They have proven to be the most effective in preventing anxiety attacks.
If you feel that your anxiety level has reached its peak, it’s time to take action. With a few simple lifestyle changes, you can reduce your anxiety significantly. Reducing stress and changing some bad habits will help improve the quality of your life.
If you’re interested in learning more about anxiety treatment, get in touch with our certified hypnotherapists at Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples. We assure you of an improved lifestyle and better living with guaranteed results from our hypnosis therapy sessions. If you’re interested in getting a certification in hypnotherapy, you can register yourself through our website or contact us today; classes start January 31st, 2022.