We’re well into the 21st century now, and the majority of us are fully aware that mental health issues aren’t to be taken lightly. Humanity has spent the vast majority of the time avoiding these kinds of problems, or belittling them to a reasonable degree – that doesn’t happen much anymore. In the past ten years or so, things like anxiety and depression have become a real talking point on a small and large scale. People who are suffering from the likes of anxiety don’t have to feel stigmatized anymore due to the knowledge acquired by the masses. It’s a great forward step for the entirety of the planet.
That said, anxiety hasn’t just disappeared. It won’t just go away because we now know a little more about it. We still need to figure out how to lessen it or remove it completely – it will be a difficult task, but one that we can surely accomplish if we put our heads together. For now, though, we need to figure out how to handle certain situations when anxiety decides to make itself known in someone’s head again.
How can one control their anxiety when it starts to flair then? Well, everyone’s different, so not everything will work for everyone, but there are particular exercises and tasks we can do to help things out a little. Here are some for you now:
Look At Everything Around You And Gain Some Perspective
When you’re suffering from an attack of anxiety, the chances are that you’re completely stuck inside your head. The thoughts you’re having are getting worse and worse, and it’s like you’re imploding within. That’s when you need to stand up and look at the bigger picture. Everything around you is probably fine. While it’s horrible to suggest to you that it’s probably nothing, the chances are that it is about of overthinking. Once you take a look around you and realize where you actually are, you’ll start to calm a little. The problem won’t go away, but it’ll be minimized to an extent. You’ll then be able to figure things out a little better.
Pick Apart Your Worries
Anxiety tends to be when a lot of worries form a cluster and become one big worry. If you literally take every issue and space them out, you’ll then be able to maneuver yourself through them a little smoother. A lot of sufferers go through something like this:
“‘Problem A’ means ‘Problem B’ will happen. Then I’ve got ‘Problem C’ to contend with, which will set off both ‘Problem D’ and ‘Problem E.’”
These issues may be real, but they won’t all hit you at once. As soon as you realize that life is about taking on one challenge at a time, you’ll be on your way to recovery.
Talk To Someone
Opening up and talking about your problems is such a good idea. It might sound like a difficult step at first, but it’s great for the mind. Not only will you feel relieved, but you’ll be able to get to the bottom of things a lot quicker and easier. With someone else’s mind working away, you’ll be able to figure out what’s bothering you. A problem shared is a problem halved.
Speak With A Professional
Talking with a professional is going one better than just your friend or family member – they’ll be able to pinpoint exact issues as they have seen your kind before! Sure, you won’t have to worry about the likes of ambulatory eeg cost as they won’t be able to put on a fancy technical piece of hardware and analyze your brain, but they’ll be able to get a lot out of you through verbal interactions.
Don’t Look At Your Phone
By all means, scrolling on your social media platform in order to kill time, to work, or to have fun. Be careful in terms of how much you scroll, though. Social media personalities are NOT real – they are, instead, exaggerated versions of themselves. Nobody ever posts about their failures – they always talk about their wins. They’ll show themselves to be glamorous whenever they can. This can cause a lot of envy and, thus, anxiety when it comes to thinking about how YOU should be living your life. Don’t get caught up in it.
Not everyone likes to exercise, but it’s certainly a great way of releasing endorphins and making the day a lot easier for you mentally. Not only do all the right chemicals get released, but you also get to feel a sense of accomplishment. Any positives are good when you’re not doing too well in your own head!
Diet matters. With almost 90% of your serotonin and other neurotransmitters made in your gut, eating high amounts of fresh and cooked produce and reduce the amount of processed food helps set your body up for handling anxiety in a healthy way. Simple ways to eat for anxiety without getting overwhelmed is to add vegetables with every meal. That can be sauteed veggies with your eggs, a side salad with your regular lunch, and some veggies with dinner.
A holistic approach to anxiety ensures that you are able to handle it well and manage it effectively.