Over the past few years, the conversation around mental health and anxiety has been much bigger, which can only be a good thing. But there are still many aspects of anxiety that are a little misunderstood or not comprehended by those that don’t suffer from it. The apprehension of events in life happening, as well as how you deal with certain triggers is important to understand and deal with. You might already have some coping mechanisms; you might not. So I’m just sharing today some ways to help you to overcome anxiety. Some methods work differently for different people, so finding out what works for you specifically is one of the best ways to deal with it all.
If you regularly don’t sleep well, then it can have some pretty bad consequences. You will feel worse, and it can have a bad effect on your physical health, making it tougher to get through the day. But if you don’t sleep well, it also leads to feeling more anxious than normal. You’re not completely rested, so the smallest thing can irritate and upset you.
For some people, anxiety might have started when they were younger. But for many people, it is something that comes along in their teen years, and even later on in life. Could it be because we forget to play as we grow up? Playing reduces stress and helps us to feel more positive. Take breaks at work, play games with friends, even have something like a fidget cube or stress ball with you at work. But what are fidget cubes? They are a tool that can help to keep your hands busy and can help you to focus on what is happening. The fidgety side of you will be kept under control as you use one. So if you find it hard to focus when you feel anxious, then it could help.
We have long heard of the benefits of meditating. It can be a way to relax and refocus. But more recently, meditation has actually been found to increase the gray matter in our brains. So it helps you to rebalance and reduce stress. So it makes sense to give it a try. If you’re not sure where to start, you could just have some alone time with some gentle music and just sit. Listen to your breathing and go from there. It can work wonders if you feel a panic attack coming on.
Clear Your Mind
Clearing your mind can be easier said than done when it comes to anxiety. But it can be achieved. When you have a clear mind, it can mean a clear focus and a reduction in stress and anxiety. It could be that you use a notebook to write things down, then nothing is weighing on your mind. It could be that clearing your workspace and email list will help you. We’re all different, so just look for the things that will help you to clear your mind.