Anxiousness Will Not Go Away? 3 Powerful Calming Approach
Anxiety is not every time straightforward. You may, for a moment, even ignore the symptoms or deny that they required your full attention. Continuous anxiety can also tell you unproductive stories. For instance, your internal monologue could spin your thoughts and behavior as logical and necessary. It cannot be dysfunctional if this is keeping you safe, right?
Psychologist Shivani says, in reality, you can live in an anxious state for months and years without recognizing it. The tricky cycle can make it quite hard to make your anxiousness go away. You might even start to think that your anxiety is a character trait.
Luckily, there are calming strategies or approach you can take to soothe and calm yourself. To make internal peace, you will need awareness, self-help strategies, and guidance from a qualified professional.
How Anxiety Works
When one thinks of anxiety, plenty of thought may come to mind. For instance, fear, nervousness, panic, stress, and worry are some common synonyms. All of them are normal emotions in any person’s life. On their own, they do not signal the presence of an anxiety disorder. Even occasional anxiety is not a symptom.
Anxiety is natural, it puts one on alert appropriately when it comes to survival. Your brain senses potential danger and warns the entire body via visible signs and symptoms.
An anxiety disorder is diagnosed by a psychological professional. It happens when the natural anxiety process goes awry. The easiest way to picture this is to imagine a warning system that never completely switches off. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illness.
Dealing with this anxiety starts with taking personal steps to accept, acknowledge, and address your anxiousness.
India’s leading Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo shares 3 powerful calming approach to deal with your anxiousness.
Do Not Try to Suppress It
Accepting the existence of anxiety takes away a little bit of its power. There is no shame in your struggle with a quite common and puzzling condition. By not avoiding or suppressing the feelings, you are best suited to understand them and manage them.
Become Familiar with Early Signs and Triggers
Anxiety puts you in a state of hyper-vigilance. Your brain sense danger even where it does not exist. But this process is not invisible. By keeping a track of your patterns like in a journal is quite helpful, you can pinpoint events, individuals, and circumstances that trigger your anxious brain. When that is not possible, you can still recognize the physical and emotional symptoms that signal a potential anxiety attack.
This awareness is a powerful approach for minimizing the frequency and intensity of anxiety episodes.
Do Relaxation Techniques
You have accepted the existence of your anxiety attacks. Next, you learned what to find out for and how to sense its looming arrival. But what could you do when the anxiousness is already upon you?
Develop ways to self-soothe and shorten the period of the episode. Common relaxation techniques are:
- Breathing Exercises: Any kind of inhales and exhales that works for you.
- Movement: Your mind and body typically respond positively to movement. If the situation asks for it, get yourself moving. If not, whenever feasible, engage in gentle activities such as yoga, and stretching.
- Meditation: If you can stop and take out a few minutes, this is the best form of stress management.
- Mindfulness: When anxiety hits and you cannot readily meditate, do whatever feels good to bring yourself into the present moment.
As mentioned above, there is a 3rd component to addressing your anxiousness (specifically, when it is been around for a while).
Ask for help.
One good thing about the existence of anxiety disorders is that several treatment approaches have been developed. Talk to a counselor to learn more about what steps you can take. Your regularly scheduled therapy sessions will act as a laboratory. Together, you will explore, analyze, and uncover a lot about yourself. Dysfunctional conducts will be recognized and discarded. With help and commitment, you can and will replace unproductive anxiety with potent and positive new strategies to reclaim control over your emotions and your life.
With anxiety counseling, your counselor can help you with calming strategies to assist with anxious thoughts and emotions.
Your Counselor Is Now Just Skype/Video Call Away
During the current challenging time, it’s common to experience anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and relationship challenges at home. While you are under lockdown and maintaining social distancing norms to help the country to control COVID-10 spread, your very own counsellor Shivani is now just a call and Skype video call away from you.
However, in this age of coronavirus, we hope to offer our therapeutic help. Change is difficult for all of us and changing the way you meet with your therapist is no exception. But try it before you disregard this option. This is a challenging moment in time, and fears and anxieties are running high.
You may find, telepsychology isn’t a second-rate option. Instead, it’s an effective and efficient upgrade to a valuable service!
Feel free to call Counselor Shivani Misri Sadhoo at +91-8860875040 for telephonic or video support and to book an online counselling session to address any relationship issues, emotional and psychological challenges.
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