What to do if you suspect you have anxiety

The truth involves many scary thoughts, although the basic principles of anxiety are usually physical. When a person feels anxiety, they feel as if they were in front of a predator. The body releases adrenaline, causing a series of changes in the body that were designed to protect you from harm. The damage that you perceive can be real or imagined.

Although there is no real harm, anxiety does not stop. So you just experience more physical anxiety symptoms without any relief. Therefore it is very important that you know what to do and how to act if you suspect that you have anxiety.

Recognize what causes it

First and foremost it is necessary that you know what is the cause that causes your anxiety. Most likely, you are thinking about how to solve this feeling of anxiety in order to live better. The feeling of anxiety is the same as the feeling of fear, so it is distressing and often paralyzing.

Once you know what is causing your discomfort and anxiety, it will be when you will have to reflect on possible solutions.

Accept that you have anxiety

It is important that you accept that you have anxiety, because only by accepting it will you be able to try to find real solutions to what happens to you. Once you accept it, also behind you feel in a visceral way that you are tired of this fear / anxiety and that the time has come to get down to work to feel better about yourself.

Exercise to control your mind and body

Exercise is also a good step in knowing how to act when you notice that you start to have anxiety. Of course, knowing the cause of this feeling is not necessarily helpful. Most likely, you are thinking about how to heal that feeling of fear so that you can live more free of anxiety. There are countless scientific studies that link regular exercise with a better sense of calm, that is, it helps control anxiety.

It should also be noted that although anxiety has a strong physical component as mentioned above, there is a considerable amount of evidence that coping tools can be “learned” that teach you not to respond as strongly to anxiety / fear. . Mind and body are connected, so you can control your physical anxiety if you can mentally control fear.

Other ways to act if you have anxiety

Mental distractions

Your mind can be your enemy when you have anxiety. If you have difficulty focusing your thinking, you will have to be content with the things that cause you anxiety, so that you will be less able to trigger the symptoms that cause the feelings of anxiety. So the best thing is that you distract yourself with fun activities or that distract you and make you feel good . An example is phone calls to people you love, listening to positive music, watching a comedy show, etc.

Go for a walk

As we have mentioned in previous paragraphs, exercising is very valuable to prevent and end the feeling of anxiety. Walking helps your blood flow and provides visual and mental stimulation. In addition, walking can reduce some of the adrenaline in the bloodstream, which is important to keep anxiety at bay.

Write your thoughts

Writing is liberating, it makes us feel good. When anxious thoughts start to bother you, good therapy is to write them down. Your mind tends to focus on thoughts when you have them because it’s trying to get you to pay attention to them, so you won’t stop thinking about it if you don’t write them down. But the mind also relaxes when it knows that you have recorded those thoughts in a place that you can refer to at any time. Do you already know what you have to write?

If you notice that you can’t handle the anxiety you feel, go to a professional to help you feel better.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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