Anxiety is often confused with stress,
though both can have harmful effects on the body
and mind. Anxiety is an emotion that is felt when
someone is nervous or anxious about something.
Anxiety is often present when we have to make an important decision and we aren't sure what the right
answer is, or if there is an serious issue at work we
know we have to deal with.
Another example might be having to give a presentation and feeling anxious about it beforehand.
It's important to keep in mind that a little bit of anxiety in our lives can actually be beneficial.
Having a bit of anxiety can help us to be motivated to do something that we need to get done,
or to prepare us for a difficult challenge ahead.
When anxiety gets too out of control however, it can be harmful both emotionally and physically. Letting it get to the point where your anxiety interferes with your normal life is not healthy of course, but there are ways to deal with it so that you can get back to feeling balanced and healthy.
Shine A Light On It
Sometimes people feel a general sense of anxiousness without realizing where this emotion is coming from. To stop it in its tracks, use a journal, or make a list of everything that is currently bothering you, no matter how small. When you've completed the list, you'll almost surely see that many of the items you listed can be dealt with easily. Just by coming to this realization,
you will almost immediately have a reduction in your anxiety level.
Music has the amazing ability to reduce anxiety. Playing songs that make you feel happy and bring back good memories are a fantastic way to recharge your mind and bring on a more balanced approach to life. Sometimes just putting your nervousness or fear to the side for a short time can put everything in perspective and help quell any anxiety that is distressing you. Feel free to explore various types of music, or even meditative sounds to help you relax and clear your mind.
Exercise is one of the best remedies for reducing anxiety, as well as stress and depression. Often these maladies go hand in hand, so it makes sense to get physical exercise as much as possible. There is no need be perfect about it, so don't despair if you can't seem to get the perfect exercise routine going. Even a long walk can be refreshing and will help to clear the mind.
Laughter truly is the best medicine when it comes to lightening mental burdens. Turn on a funny show, watch a humorous movie, or catch a comedy show. Increasing laughter in your
life will lessen anxiety tremendously!
No matter which strategy you use to reduce anxiety, the most important thing is to start somewhere. And there is no need to use just one of these tips, you can combine them depending on
what makes sense for you.