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.
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
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
Unable to control your thoughts.
There are clinical ways to treat Anxiety, but I believe that Anxiety is a mind’s play, and if we learn how to control our minds and the thoughts in it, more than half of the job is done. That will not only cure anxiety but also make us mentally strong to handle stressful situations in life.
So here are some natural ways of dealing with and curing anxiety:
Cut off negative self-talk
Focus on the positive aspects of every situation
Start a journal and note down your feelings and thoughts
Have someone to always talk to and don’t hesitate in talking out your thoughts, fear and asking for help.
Create a support system with friends and family
Believe in the strengths
Get good sleep, eat healthy food and drink enough water
Exercise and meditate
Cut off negative habits and people from life
Prioritize your mental health before anything else in life.
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Simple changes in the lifestyle, in the perspective of thinking, can do wonders to a human mind and life. So, my friend, if you have anxiety or any other mental health issue, don’t worry. There’s no shame in accepting and working towards treating it. We all have gone through this or are going through it now. All we need is a little strength and support from within us to believe that we can take control of our fears and lead a healthy and peacefully happy life ahead.
Stay Strong Stay Beautiful