Anxiety can hit at any time and with any severity. For some people, anxiety is a temporary feeling that comes along with something stressful like a big exam or an upcoming job interview. Other people battle anxiety on a constant basis, battling it every time it creeps up on them. If you’re someone who battles anxiety on a regular basis and it’s starting to take its toll on your mental health, then you’re not alone.
Anxiety is so common because it affects almost all of us from time to time. It’s just one of the many emotions we feel, but it can be so debilitating if we let it get the best of us for too long. We all experience anxious feelings from time to time. Whether you have a complicated reason for feeling anxious or your anxieties come out of nowhere, there are several things you can do to combat these feelings and build self-confidence again.
Here are some helpful reminders to keep yourself steady when anxiety hits.
When you’re in the midst of a panic attack or experiencing other symptoms of anxiety, it’s common to hyperventilate. Hyperventilation (also called “agitated breathing”) can lead to dizziness, headaches, and even a drop in blood pressure. Breathing is very important when anxiety hits. When you’re anxious, your body is working hard to get oxygen to your brain.
Breathe slowly and deliberately, and try counting to five as you inhale and exhale. This will help you to take a few moments to calm yourself down when you feel like you’re losing steam. Taking deep breaths helps to clear your lungs and slow your heart rate.
You Are Not Alone
When you’re experiencing anxiety, it’s not uncommon to feel like staying in bed. You may be tempted to withdraw from the world and avoid interacting with other people. While this may be a short-term response, it’s not a healthy one.
Even when times are tough and anxiety strikes, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. There are people out there who support and care for you, even when you feel like you can’t go on. Reach out to them, whether it’s through talking to a trusted friend or therapist, or posting about your feelings on social media. Sharing your feelings can help make them feel more manageable, and may even help you find some relief. Remember that you’re not alone in this process, and there are people who want to help.
Your Past Doesn’t Define You
If you’re constantly feeling anxious because you keep thinking about your past experiences, you’ve got to stop that right now. Why? Because it’s not going to help the anxiety you’re feeling at all. What you should be doing is turning your focus on the now. You should be looking at the things you can do to combat your anxiety right now.
Whether it’s getting more sleep, going to therapy, meditating, or taking a walk outside, there are things you can do to help you. The past is the past, so you need to learn to let it go and focus on the things you can do to help yourself now.
Remember that your past doesn’t define you. You define yourself by the choices you make in the present. The choices you make now will shape your future. The decisions you make today will determine the kind of person you are tomorrow. You have the power to create your own life story. What happens in the past is only a part of who you are. You can choose to focus on the negative or positive aspects of your past, but the most important thing is how you choose to respond to them today. Instead of letting your past define you, focus on creating a brighter future by making positive choices today. Remember, everything that happens in life is a learning experience. So use it to become the person you want to be.
Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone
Your life begins at the end of your comfort zone. It’s the place where you push yourself to grow and become better than you were yesterday. When you are uncomfortable, that is when you are really learning. The more you challenge yourself, the more you will learn. So don’t be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone. The more you do, the more you will realize just how awesome life can be.
When you’re able to push yourself and do things that scare you, you’ll discover new levels of strength and confidence. You’ll also find that the things you once thought were impossible are now within reach. And the best part is, you’ll never stop growing and discovering new things.
Nobody Is Born Perfect
People strive to be perfect because it is a social norm and it makes them feel good about themselves. People often compare themselves to others, and if they feel that they are not living up to the expectations of others, they will feel self-conscious and inadequate. This can lead to a number of negative emotions, including anxiety, depression, and stress. It is important to remember that nobody is perfect, and that is okay. It is important to focus on the things that are important to you, and disregard the things that do not matter.
We all have flaws and failings. Again, nobody is perfect. Nobody is going to change these faults from being flawed. Nobody expects you to be perfect. Nobody has ever been. So why focus on what you don’t have? Focusing on your shortcomings will only make things worse for you. Instead of dwelling on your shortcomings, focus on how you can improve and what you can do to make things better for yourself.
It’s important to remember that anxiety is a normal emotion, and it can happen to anyone at any given time. When we experience it, we just need to remember that it’s not a reflection of us, but rather a feeling that we’re experiencing. If you keep these things in mind, you can combat anxiety and regain your mental health.