Take Control Of Your Life to Overcome Anxiety
Anxiety can have many effects on you. Some of these effects are short-term, such as
an increase in heartbeat rate and a reduced level of concentration. When you suffer
anxiety for a prolonged period, it may lead to long-term effects, such as insomnia,
memory decline, and a high risk of stroke. That’s why it’s necessary to learn how to
control your anxieties before they take a toll on your life.
Here are five strategies you can use to control your anxieties.
1. Make Friends With Your Anxiety
Anxiety doesn’t feel pleasurable, but it doesn’t have to be your enemy. Just
understand that anxiety is there to alert you about the situations and people you
Think of anxiety as a good friend that’s trying to draw your attention to issues you
need to address. If you listen to your anxieties, you can solve a situation, but if you
ignore it, then it will become more disruptive.
2. Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself
The best way to hear what your anxieties say is to have self-compassion. Some
people would advise you to face your fear head-on and deal with them squarely.
However, anxiety isn’t dealt with this way.
You can deal with anxiety better if you choose the path of courage and self-
compassion. Self-compassion in itself doesn’t mean you try to make your life easier
by ignoring your anxieties.
It means you courageously solve the problems that are causing anxiety. It means you
become conscious and acknowledge your shortcomings and problems without
judgment so you can take appropriate actions.
3. Try to Show Gratitude
You need not always focus on the negative. Try To identify areas where you’ve
received support and show some gratitude. Gratitude will help you see the positive
side of life and expand your perspective beyond yourself and start thinking about
Showing gratitude will open up your relationships with those whom you interact
with and the world at large. It will divert your attention from your anxieties as you
start thinking about other people’s feelings.
4. Talk about Your Anxieties
When it comes to dealing with anxiety, one of the simplest ways is to talk about
what you are experiencing. Whether you talk about it to some else or to yourself, or
even if you choose to write it down, language is an important tool in processing
Of all the ways of dealing with anxiety, none works better than discussing it with
somebody else. The moment you sit someone down and explain to them what you
are undergoing, you feel a great sense of relief even if they have not provided you
with any solution.
5. Get enough sleep
Even heard some say, “I will sleep over it?” A night of good sleep can help you
process anxiety. Inadequate sleep only worsens a situation. When you lack adequate
sleep, your brain will find it difficult to process information, think clearly, and handle
whatever is causing you anxiety.
Getting a good sleep may not be easy when you are anxious. However, you don’t
have to be awake the whole night just because you are anxious. Good sleep is
important in building healthy emotional and cognitive habits
Knowing how to control anxiety early enough is the best thing you can do to
yourself. By using the tips above, you can be in a position to deal with your anxieties
no matter the causes.
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