Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

You know with all your heart that it wasn’t a big deal and that it should roll off of you. But suddenly, the small thing is very big and it keeps growing in your head, flooding your chest, and trying to escape from under your skin.

Anxiety is an emotional state which is characterized by unpleasant feelings of fears, worries and stress. It is considered a problem when it’s symptoms interfere with a person’s ability to sleep or otherwise function.  

The fact that many people don’t recognize or have patience for it

 only makes everything worse.

If you think you’re suffering from something like this, take a moment to identify the things that are bothering you and offer our brains a “solution” to rest on.

Things to do when you feel anxious

  • Distract yourself if you can: Try reading a book, listen to music, watch TV, films or get out in fresh air or workout.
  • Mindfulness techniques:
    Breathe in through your nose and then blow out your mouth.
    Recite any repetive prayer, mantra.
    Take hot showers; the silence and solitude will have a calming effect on your body.
  • Chew some gum: Chewing gum may help to distract from negative thinking. It may also help to concentrate on something else rather than your worries.
  • Write down exactly how you are feeling: You’re not allowed to think it’s a stupid reason to be freaking out. Write down what you feel in the exact honest words. Sometimes just trying to get it down and being able to read it back helps to clear the fog of anxiety about it.

  • Inspire yourself: Keep an inspirational photo as your phone’s lock screen, surround yourself with inspiring quotes, a special picture, bracelet that can remind you that everything is okay.
  • When in public and on the verge of an anxiety attack, look at your surroundings and describe everything in great detail in your head or to another person.
  • Get enough sleep.





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