40 million American adults live life with anxiety. Many of those sufferers find that their condition keeps them from socializing, doing well at work and living their best lives.
If you’re among the many that struggle with anxiety and the deeper issues that it leads to, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone and to realize that your condition can improve.
Our hope with this piece is to introduce you to treatments that might help in getting your life on a positive track. Here are a handful of healing suggestions:
Anxiety is characterized by our thought patterns spiraling out of control and creating a sense of helplessness. To rein in your thoughts and bring calm to yourself both mentally and physically, consider exploring meditation.
Meditation techniques such as “mindfulness meditation” asks that practitioners spend a certain amount of time each day focusing on their breath and nothing else. This forced slowing of your mind, even for a few minutes, can help bring you more peace throughout your day.
UCLA has free guided meditations that you can find here.
- Bringing Pragmatism to Your Thought Pattern
Being pragmatic about the thoughts that you’re experiencing can help you retain your rational mind during an anxiety attack. For example, if your partner didn’t say goodbye to you this morning before leaving to work and that oversight creates anxiety for you, consider rational reasons for your partner’s oversight.
For example, is it more likely that your partner was running late to work and forgot to say goodbye or that there’s a broad problem with your relationship?
By considering pragmatic reasons for your everyday issues, you can help keep yourself from getting caught up in negative thought patterns.
- Seek Natural Treatments
There are several western-based pharmaceutical treatments that help people deal with anxiety. Many of them, while helpful, can cause side effects.
Our recommendation is to experiment with natural remedies like broad spectrum oil or aromatherapy before turning to drugs. You might be surprised to find the value that these gentle treatments can bring to your life.
- Keeping Busy
The less time that your mind has to ruminate, the less chance that it will have to become anxious.
Find hobbies. Hang out with friends. Tackle new projects at work.
Anything that you can do to keep your brain focused on being productive will help you move further away from your life with anxiety and towards a more positive existence.
Living Life With Anxiety Is Possible With Work
There’s nothing easy about living life with anxiety. As a matter of fact, no matter how hard you try, it’s unlikely that you’ll escape your anxiety altogether.
Still, by being proactive and working on yourself every day, we’re confident that you can improve your anxiety and make it so it inhibits you less in your pursuit of happiness.
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