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How to overcome anxiety

Do you feel worried or expectant like something bad is going to happen? Does your situation of constant alertness not allow you to relax? The anxiety is a psychological disorder that hinders our obligations, everyday life and relationships. Many times, we feel bad and we don’t know why; in others, we are aware of the non-sense of our state but, nevertheless, we are not able to control it. In this article we give you some tips to help you cope and escape from this disorder, in short, to know how to overcome anxiety.

Steps to follow:

  • To be able to combat a disorder, you must first know it and know what it is; understand it. Knowing what anxiety is will help you identify it and put your metabolism on alert if necessary.
  • Anxiety is like a self-defense device in the face of situations that our brain receives that are as dangerous. Therefore, something willing to warn us and save us from danger would not have to harm us. Accepting anxiety will help us overcome it. Many times, we have denied emotions or sensations. And what have we achieved? Let them grow.
  • We may think that anxiety is gripping us if there is evidence of these symptoms:
  • Nervousness.
  • Tremors.
  • Impatience.
  • Sleep disturbance.
  • Fatigue.
  • Difficult to focus.
  • Irritability.
  • Muscle tension.
  • Sweating.
  • Headache.
  • Did you know that not doing a task and having to remember it causes more anxiety than doing it right away? Surely you have heard of the 2-minuterule, apply it. If not, take note.
  • Experts say that if a task does not take more than 2 minutes, it is better to do it immediately than to put it off. Remembering it consumes more energy than carrying it out, in addition, the accumulation of tasks will have an effect on increasing our anxiety.  Getting organized will help us eliminate much of the anguish that anxiety generates in us.
  • Seeking quick solutions to anxiety is not recommended. Smoking, drinking alcohol or taking calming substances, even if they give us relief, this will only be momentary and instead of being beneficial, it can be the opposite and feel even worse than before taking them. Alcohol is a depressant (after drinking we will feel sadder) and tobacco is a stimulant (we will feel more nervous), in addition to the negative effects on our health as they are addictive substances.
  • Don’t be afraid to go to sleep. Normally, one of the moments when anxiety arises is at bedtime, when worries invade our thoughts.
  • Do you know the word assertiveness? Have you ever heard the joy: how good is silly?  Well, assertiveness is seeking the balance between our self and others. We have the right to say what we think and not like everyone, but above all, be yourself. Thinking too much about what others think of us and giving importance to that, the only thing that will generate us is tension, anxiety and will take away our freedom.
  • Relax physically and mentally, breathe well so little by little you will take control of the situation. Using good relaxation techniques will help you decrease anxiety and help you relax.
  • It is very difficult to get out of anxiety alone. Surround yourself with family, friends, children, partner, etc., and count on the help of your doctor if in your case you have gone to him to treat this disorder. A hug at the right time and a kiss can sometimes be very helpful.
  • Rest (our body needs to renew energy), laugh, do activities that you like, pamper yourself, listen to music, be happy what better against anxiety than feeling good and vital?
  • Our state of mind depends on the balance between the negative things of the day (worries, problems, obligations) and those that we find pleasant. The higher the mood, the less anxiety. Take walks outside if you like nature, read if you love reading, do crafts if you are creative, etc.
  • Interacting with other people helps us feel better. Talk, laugh, share with others; never isolate yourself from the rest of the world because you feel bad. And you, what do you do to overcome anxiety?

This article is merely informative, we do not have the power to prescribe any medical treatment or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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