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Overcoming Anxiety Starts with Taking Control #soteldotherapy

Updated: Mar 28

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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

care about.

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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