There is no secret recipe for dealing with anxiety since we all feel things in our own way.
But with that being said, there are several different techniques that can help you better understand, accept and overcome feelings of anxiety.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Let It Pass
Sometimes we can prolong our anxiety without even realizing it.
The more we think about something, the harder it is to stop.
The next time you catch yourself feeling anxious, remind yourself that this feeling is only temporary and it will pass.
Here’s some homework for you.
Think back to the last time you felt anxious…
1) What brought it on?
2) How did you react to it?
3) Did you use any calming techniques?
4) How long did it take you to feel better?
Remember, you have overcome anxious feelings in the past, and you can do it again.
You know yourself better than anyone.
It’s very normal to experience some pre-anxiety symptoms.
Maybe you have difficulty concentrating, or maybe your palms start sweating.
It doesn’t matter what the symptoms are. All that matters is that you recognize them.
Once you recognize them, you can stop whatever you’re doing at the moment and take some time to relax before things start to escalate.
You can focus on your breathing, journal, take a walk or call a friend.
Remember All The Things You Can Control
“We can’t control everything that happens to us, but we can control how we respond to things we can’t control.” – Avis J. Williams
There are so many things out there that we can’t control, and that’s okay!
We can’t control whether we get that promotion or what other people think of us.
But we can control our mindset, actions and attitude. Every event has a silver lining and something to teach us. Sometimes the lesson will find you, and sometimes you’ll have to find it.