A lot of people struggle with anxiety, and it’s a difficult thing to deal with. It can take over your life by making you feel helpless, out of control, and powerless. But there is hope! In this blog post we will explore how to manage the mental and physical toll that anxiety takes on our lives through mindfulness techniques.
The Mental Toll of Anxiety:
Anxiety makes it difficult for us to think logically and clearly. We can feel stuck, frustrated, trapped by our thoughts. Our minds race with worst-case scenario questions that we fear might be true or happening right now. For these reasons alone, mindfulness is a powerful tool against anxiety because it helps bring logic back into the equation and reduces racing thoughts so you’re less likely to make an impulsive decision based on your fears.
Mental tricks also work wonders when combating this aspect of anxiety–learn some here!
The Physical Toll of Anxiety: Many people suffer from muscle tension which often leads to headaches or stomach pain due to overthinking about what could happen in the future
I’ve been struggling with anxiety for a long time. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, affecting nearly 40 million adults in America every year.* I’m not alone.
National Institute of Mental Health
Anxiety can be so debilitating that it interferes with your ability to carry out daily tasks and responsibilities at work or home. It often feels like you’re stuck on an emotional roller coaster ride–ups and downs throughout the day take their toll mentally as well as physically.* Oftentimes, people have no idea what’s going on because they don’t understand this struggle from firsthand experience. * They may even try to push those anxious feelings away by telling themselves “It’ll pass” or “You’re
Are you anxious, stressed out and feeling like nothing will make a difference in your life? Well, this article is for you. You are not alone. Millions of people suffer from anxiety every day and it can feel like the world is against us. However today I want to talk about how we can control our mental health with physical habits that are supposed to help reduce stress levels in our body.
I’ve been there too – these days my anxiety comes in waves where sometimes I am extremely anxious or on edge all the time but other times I barely notice it at all because of what’s happening around me (such as when I’m busy). The thing that has really helped me combat this is following some simple steps outlined below:
The self-doubt and fear can be crippling, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. In this post I’ll break down the steps needed to improve your mental state so you don’t let anxiety control you for another day.
Acknowledge what’s going on: It may seem obvious, but sometimes we need someone else (or a reminder) to point out what the problem is with our lives before we’re able to identify it ourselves. First things first – know when something isn’t right in order to fix it!
Identify why: Next up, figure out where those feelings of inadequacy are coming from. Is there anything specific triggering them? If not, then try identifying any long
Anxiety is a mental health issue that usually goes untreated, causing the sufferer to continue down an unhealthy path of thought. When they finally realize something needs to change, it may be too late and they have made poor decisions due to their anxiety. Here are some things you can do today for yourself:
Recognize what triggers your anxiety – Take deep breaths through your nose when you feel anxious – Remind yourself why this is important with positive mantras like “you got this” or “I am enough” (plus we all need more positivity in our lives) – Smile at others including strangers on the subway even if it feels weird
Practice those breathing techniques every day until they become natural
Find a therapist you like – Commit to therapy and make it part of your routine – Get involved in self-help groups or organizations that work with anxiety sufferers (e.g., the American Psychiatric Association)
Make sure to see a doctor about any mental health issues as soon as possible because they can be extremely dangerous if left untreated for too long.
Resources: Anxiety | Depression | Healthline provides accurate, reliable information on all aspects of mental health. The site is free and easy to use so check them out! i cant do this not just yet: A blog designed to empower people who suffer from depression by creating fresh content around topics such as counselling, mindfulness, positive thinking among other things related to living.