Assistance with Relieving Anxiety

There is a normal anxiety that is part of everyday life. It’s the body’s natural defense when faced with a perceived threat to its well being and status quo. People put themselves through an anxiety episode as a way of responding to the circumstances that is either interiorly or exteriorly perceived as a danger. This is not a conscious decision. A lot of people who suffer from anxiety are told that it’s all in their head and to snap out of it. As a matter of fact, most people suffering from anxiety know the beliefs are irrational, which adds to the belief that it’s all in the mind.

relieving anxietyHowever, excessive anxiety and worry about life circumstances that have no basis for fact or logic, emotionally paralyzes countless number of people today. Over 85% of doctors’ visits are related directly or indirectly to anxiety. Their anxiety heightens when they view themselves not in control of their life as they know it.

Symptoms, such as palpitations, shortness of breath, thoughts of losing one’s  mind or going to having a heart attack manifest themselves in persons suffering from debilitating anxiety. People in the middle of an anxiety attack feel they are losing control. However, be careful not to write off such experienced feelings as being anxiety based.  Go to your physician for a checkup, in order to rule out and physical causes.

It’s amazing how the way a person thinks affects the way he or she deals with anxiety. As stated, negative self-talk becomes so automatic that people are unaware of how much it becomes part of their lives. This habitual negative thinking reinforces the difficulty in dealing effective with anxiety.. People can also be pre-disposition toward anxiety as a result of bio-chemical origins that can be traced to extended family members. It is not unusual in such cases to find other family members who have also suffer from this disorder. Being pre-disposed to anxiety does not mean one will automatically suffer from this malady. Environment also plays an important part as well.

Life is full of changes that result in not feeling in control.  There are pressures at work and at home.  Learning l coping skills to deal more effectively with these pressures can help in regaining appropriate controls over one’s life. Treatment such as cognitive-behavioral therapy can be most effective to think and behave in more effective ways that control one’s anxiety level as opposed to being controlled by it.