We all have experienced some form of Anxiety in our lives. Be it mild, pounding of your heart before you read your test paper or a full blown Panic Attack! And then there are many of us that live and deal with Anxiety on a daily basis. Here are 4 stellar tips to help you understand what gets your palms sweaty and heart racing with Anxiety!
Listen to your Body!!!
Anxiety most often is a very physical feeling along with being an intensely emotional one. When we are anxious, it’s easy to know, because of how our bodies react to that. Nausea, Rapid Heartbeats and breathing, muscle tension, sweating, etc are the most common signs to tell you that you are spiralling into anxiety
Keeping A Log
Yes, you heard right. If you want to understand what triggers the feelings of Anxiety that you experience time and again, keep a record of it. Writing about the different situations and times you felt anxious will help you draw out the common factors and parallels. This will greatly help you identify what is it that pushes you over the edge. Keeping a log will not just help you do this, but also help you know and connect with your emotions and thoughts much better.
Be More Aware of your Emotions
Yes, Anxiety is an emotion in itself, however, there are a lot more feelings that translate into Anxiety. For example, the feelings of dread, Irritability, feeling tense and jittery, experiencing apprehension, feeling as if your mind has gone blank. Being more aware and alert about these feelings, and being able to make the connect and realise what they are will help you understand the myriad of emotions you are experiencing.
Monitor what you THINK
What you think is key to how you feel! Over thinking, and thinking negatively about the worst case scenarios is what fuels One’s Anxiety. Emotions do not exist in a vacuum. They originate from our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, others and the world around us. So keep a tab on what you think in times that you experience Anxiety. Keeping a log of your thoughts is a great way to help you get started!
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