hey guys and welcome to todays blog post.
Today I wanted to talk about anxiety.
anxiety is a natural feeling to all human beings, however sometimes it can be toxic and harming our mental health. people need to understand that having anxiety doesn’t make you abnormal, or different- it’s just a stage in your life where you feel over stressed with your life issues or problems, which is inevitable.
The first thing about anxiety is that you can’t CTRL-Z delete anxiety from your life. It’s not like that. It’s like a quote, ‘you can’t choose the cards you’re given, but you can choose how you play them’. So, you have anxiety. You’re stressed, and you feel worried. The first thing you need to do is understand your anxiety and why it’s there. So, write it down. Let your thoughts escape your mind and travel onto paper, and be there instead. Take light, slow-paced breaths and believe its all going to be okay, because it is.
Sometimes I feel so stressed and upset in the night, and I wake up and even though things are the same as they were yesterday, its all okay and maybe things are bad, but that doesn’t make my whole life bad. It’s just a phase, even if it happens a lot- its temporary.
After you’ve expressed your worries on paper, examine them. Are they productive? can you solve them? understand if you can deal with it or if you can’t. if you can’t solve your worry, or you can’t do it at that time, or it’s a very long-term process, get it off your mind by doing something to pass the time. or something you enjoy.
next, consider your anxiety. What’s the worst that can happen? think about it. You’ll be embarrassed? you’ll feel awkward temporarily? what is the worst that can happen and what are you afraid of?
Another crucial aspect of anxiety is cognitive distortion. This is when your mind convinces you something that is not actually true. This is like when you lose one friend and you think no one wants you. Always see situations as what they are, not what they potentially could be, don’t assume that a situation could be as such if you’re not certain, because it will only increase your anxiety.
The next step is to control your anxiety. Take care of yourself; sleep, meditate, eat healthy food, exercise and do what makes you happy 🙂
deep-breathing exercises, yoga and meditation all help massively with anxiety.
I hope this helped those of you who suffer from anxiety. Remember, having anxiety doesn’t disconnect you or make you different from the world, it’s just an inevitable part of life. You just have to learn to deal with it, and when it comes back, let it go.
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