Letting ‘GO’ of Anxiety
Anxiety has been getting a lot more attention in recent years, especially online. It seems that today, more and more people are open about their experiences with the condition, leading to an endless stream of support and advice that can help those who are suffering in their day to day life.
Take UK vlogging sensation Zoe Sugg for instance. The star has over eight million subscribers on her YouTube channel and has frequently used the platform to discuss the symptoms of anxiety and the importance of saying ‘yes’ to challenging situations in life, despite feeling anxious.
The disorder has also become a hot topic on the social site ‘Tumblr’. Thousands of users suffering from anxiety have used their blogs to educate others on the condition or create informative, encouraging posts that offer advice on dealing with its effects on mental health.
Thanks to this sudden attention focused on anxiety, many sufferers find they are able to put the advice they’ve found online to good use and do not let their mental-emotional health issues defeat them.
Take a moment to breathe.
You may feel as if there are things in life you’d love to do, but your anxiety is holding you back. It’s important to take a step back and look at the situation objectively. Take small steps in the direction of your dreams. Let go of your ego and be proactive to reaching out to others for help when you need it.
When you want to do something that takes you out of your comfort zone, focus on your breathing and take slow deep breathes in through your nose and as you exhale slowly out through your mouth imagine letting go of any tension from your mind and body. Repeat until you can imagine yourself completing the task calmly. Then you are ready to do it!
Keep your body active.
A healthy body can promote a strong mind. It’s a known fact that exercise can help reduce symptoms of anxiety, as well as having healthy effects on your body and sleep pattern, which can also result in feeling calmer.
Try aerobic exercises such as walking, swimming or cycling. These can also strengthen your heart, helping to reduce the ‘pounding feeling’ that is often a symptom of anxiety.
Make time to rest.
You may feel unproductive while taking a break, but that relaxation may be more beneficial than you realise. Being in a calm state can help to prevent feelings of anxiousness when faced with problematic circumstances.
Whether it’s taking a day to kick back and read a book from your favourite author, or doing some yoga and meditation or the simple daily practice of mindfulness, we all have our own ways of reducing stress. Do whatever works for you personally and ensure you’re getting the ‘me-time’ you deserve.
Reduce the pressure.
Many of us feel as if we need to work hard 24/7, yet it’s important to evaluate your options. Do you really need to take on that extra project at work? Sure, you may make a little more money – but if you’re suffering from a mental-emotional health issue, is it really worth making yourself feel worse?
Try to work within your set hours, ensuring your work/life balance is healthy. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, so don’t force yourself to do anything that’s pushing your anxiety to higher levels if it isn’t completely necessary. By taking the steps to let ‘go’ of anxiety, you’ll find yourself coping more effectively when faced with difficult situations.
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Wishing you all the very best for the future!
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