I’m feeling “Anxious”. What do I do?

Like any other emotion or feeling experienced by a normal human being. “Anxiety” is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People going through Anxiety usually have recurring thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry.

Indicators of Anxiety

  • Feelings of being on edge or restlessness

  • Feelings of being fearful or powerless

  • Physical symptoms such as muscle tension, sweating or heart palpitations

  • A sense of doom or impending danger

  • Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank

  • Irritability

  • Sleep disturbances

Managing Anxiety

  • Relaxation through breath

Take a Deep breath. Anxiety can cause us to clench our muscles and hold our breath, thus depleting our bodies of calming oxygen. Take three-to-five intentions deep breaths and focusing your attention on the inhale and exhale can help calm nerves, relax our muscles, and provide a helpful timeout to regroup

  • Jot down your thoughts

In anxiety- provoking situations, you might feel out of control and thus try to control every little detail until it makes you crazy. Rather than act on the fly or do or say something you might regret, try to instead write down your thoughts down on paper. Jotting down your thoughts can help you release some of the tension tied to the situation and help you gain valuable clarity to regain composure.

  • Exercise, release those endorphin

Endorphin are those happy hormones that release when you exercise. Taking a walk helps too, taking out time to exercise can provide a welcome distraction and let your body and mind regroup.

  • Visit a Therapist

Sometimes, when the thoughts become overwhelming, it is best to just talk it out. A therapist will help you to gather your thoughts, regroup and get to the root of the issue of what is truly bothering you.

Disclaimer of Opinion: The views expressed herein are solely the author’s. For feedback and queries contact Thinnk Therapy at thinnktherapy@gmail.com

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