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Tips For Coping With Anxiety
« on: September 02, 2016, 01:20:52 PM »

Anxiety , a feeling of worry, nervousness, uneasiness about something with an uncertain outcome. Anxiety is a serious condition that makes it hard to cope with daily life as the individual is in constant fear of the unknown having allot of "what if's" that serves as an hindrance to trying new things.

Signs and Symptoms Of Anxiety

The symptoms of anxiety are sometimes not all that obvious as they often develop slowly over time and, given we all experience the feeling of anxiety at some points in our lives. Normal anxiety is limited in duration and might be connected to stressful situations or events like a job interview. The type of anxiety experienced by people with an anxiety condition is more frequent, most times not connected to any obvious challenge, which in turn has a great impact on their quality of life and day-to-day functioning. Some common symptoms of anxiety are:

Physical: panic attacks, increased heartbeat, tightening of the chest, quick breathing, restlessness, or feeling tense and edgy.

Psychological: excessive fear, worry, catastrophizing, or obsessive thinking.

Behavioral: avoiding activities that makes you feel anxious, that is, shying from activities that might seem challenging which can have a great impact on study, work or social life.

These are some of a number of symptoms that you might have experienced. If you have experienced any of these, not you worry you can learn to cope with them.

        How to cope with anxiety

. Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meal. Do keep healthful, energy boosting snacks handy.
So aim at eating something at least ever three to four hours . Minimize your crave for sugary snacks, baked goods, or comfort foods such as pasta or French fries, these "feel-good" foods quickly lead to crash in mood and energy. Eat food rich in in B vitamins and folic acid such as citrus fruits, leafy greens, beans, chicken, and eggs. Also eat foods rich in Omega-3 fats like fatty fishes such as mackerel, sardines, tuna, and some cold-water fish oil supplements.

. Limit alcohol and caffeine. They can trigger or aggravate anxiety and panic attacks.

. Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest. Do not starve yourself of sleep or work long hours without taking a break or resting. Give your body the rest it deserves.

. Take time-out. Listen to music, meditate, hang out with friends, get a massage, or learn other relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head.

. Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly. count to 10 or 20 if necessary to relieve tension.

. Do your best. Do not aim for perfection, which is impossible though, do your best and be proud of however close you get. Accept the fact that you cannot control everything to suit you. So, put your stress in perspective and maintain a positive attitude to things, try replacing the negative thoughts with positive ones.

. Laugh. Welcome humor, a good laugh can go a long way in relieving you of stress.

. Learn what triggers your anxiety. Is it work, family, school, or something you can identify? write it down when you feel anxious and with time build a pattern solving them as they suit the problem. Seek help, talk to someone, a close friend or a trusted family member about how you feel and let them know how they can help you.

. Exercise. Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain a good health. You can decide to jog, walk, bike or dance three to five times a week for 30minutes. Set daily targets and aim for consistency and find forms of exercises that are fun or enjoyable. Do well to distract yourself with an iPod or other portable media player to download audiobooks, podcasts, or music. Many people finds it fun to exercise while listening to something they enjoy.

« Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 01:27:35 PM by Timi Dapsin »


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