Anxiety and Your Mindset – Tips for Reducing Anxiety Naturally
The first thing you need to know about anxiety is that it stems from fear whether it is a real or imagined threat. To your mind, the threat is real even when you consciously know that the thoughts are simply a creation in your own mind. It is important to know that you and only you can tackle the anxiety in your life and reduce it in order to get full control of your life.
There are many reasons why people suffer from anxiety, for some people it is social phobias, such as public speaking or fear of flying but for most people it is every day issues. The most common background anxiety that most people suffer from is lingering thoughts and concerns about work, money, relationships and thinking about future situations.
I want you to know that most anxiety is often the result of worrying about things in the future and not things that you can dealt with in the present. This is why one worrying thought will often lead to another then another until you feel anxiety skyrocketing and things seems to difficult to deal with.
1. The next time you feel as if things are becoming to difficult to deal with make sure you tell yourself that it is simply a creation in your mind. Remind yourself of thoughts and worries that have passed and how they were never as bad or negative as you imagined them to be. The important thing is to never reaffirm in your mind that you are not strong enough to deal with the fear you have no matter what the issue is.
2. When you feel yourself starting to worry try and take some deep breaths and avoid having these negative thoughts spiral out of control. Remember that this fear is a creation in your own mind and you have the power to stop it taking over you no matter how impossible it may feel at the time. You need to consciously tell yourself that there is nothing to fear in your mind or if you can, say the words out loud.
Anxiety is critical for survival, all humans need anxiety in order to protect themselves from real threats. The issue with people who suffer from anxiety disorders is that they are overly sensitive to it and this is when it can become a disorder.
It is important to make sure that you get yourself diagnosed by a medical professional. – While we all might know the effects of anxiety and how nasty the effects can be on our lives, you should not self diagnose yourself.
You can help yourself by looking at your lifestyle and seeing if there are any factors that can be increasing your anxiety levels.
3. Smoking, caffeine and drinking alcohol are a few ways that people self medicate themselves from anxiety whether they do so consciously or not. The fact is that while theses drugs may make your feel at peace, it is usually short lived and can lead to an overall increase in your anxiety levels and attack episodes. Try and reduce your intake of these substances or look to eliminate them completely, the effect on your mindset and anxiety levels can be staggering.
For further assistance on mental health issues, see: http://www.hhs.gov