• Deepasha Jha

Anxiety:10 Ways You Can Fight it Naturally

Updated: Jun 7, 2020

Hello beautiful people!

I hope you are doing great and healthy, physically as well as mentally. Today's post is a special post as I’ll be talking about one of the most underrated mental health issues that almost all of us go through but aren't aware of it as of yet, which is Anxiety.

Anxiety is the way our mind and body respond to stress, fear, worry. In other words, anxiety is like a balloon of stress and fear which bursts out sometimes leaving us weak and helpless both emotionally as well as physically.

Anxiety can come out of anywhere,

· Whether its work-life stress from work or school,

· Social interaction stress about certain events like celebrations or gatherings,

· Stress from personal relationships like family or friends,

· Financial or career-related stress,

· Fear of losing close ones,

· Stress from a medical condition,

· Constant negative environment or conflicts, and more.

Some people suffer short term anxiety which only comes out before certain events and stays for a short period of time. For example, sweating, or shaking before performing on stage or giving an interview or presentation at work/school. While some have chronic anxiety, which disturbs your body with an upset stomach, restlessness, fatigue, problems, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance. This kind of anxiety has a long-term effect on your body and mind. It can also lead to depression and a constant negative mind in severe stages.

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

  • Social Anxiety Disorder – This kind of anxiety involves fear of social interactions, being judged or humiliated, and leaves a person lonely.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – This type involves being struck by a traumatic event in a person’s life. Example, fear of accident, loss of loved one, etc.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – This occurs when a person is unable to control the compulsion of doing a certain task in a repetitive way. It includes excessive cleanliness, systematic arrangements, stressed structures, etc.

  • Panic – This includes a sudden and spontaneous burst of feelings like fear, stress, nervousness, anxiety. Panic attacks can range from mild to severe, including shortness of breath, sweating, etc.

  • Phobia – Phobia of anything, whether it’s the fear of darkness, small spaces, height. Phobias can give our bodies a strong range of stress and anxiety.

Whether it's you who is experiencing or someone else around you, keeping a note of the symptoms of anxiety and seeking its help becomes very important.

Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Feeling a wave of stress, panic, fear, and uneasiness

  • Dry and tasteless mouth

  • Sweating

  • Body shaking

  • Cold and numb hands or feet

  • Shortness of breath or uneasy breathing

  • Fast heart rate

  • The feeling of dizziness or nausea

  • Tensed and stiff muscles

  • Chills or hot flashes in the body

  • Feeling restless

  • Unable to control your thoughts.