Dealing With Anxiety
Dealing with anxiety can be a very difficult thing to deal with especially on a day to day basis and can affect us in many different ways as well as the people around us. Dealing with anxiety can cause us to constantly worry and to be in a state of fear. It can sometimes be difficult to live a normal life when dealing with this disorder. Many people suffer from anxiety have no idea. Some of the general symptoms of anxiety are listed below.
feeling worry, fear, uneasiness and panic
nightmares and/or flash backs of traumatic experiences
being unable to stay calm or still
hands and/or feet feel cold or sweaty
These are just a of the symptoms that are commonly associated with anxiety. These symptoms can be constant or triggered. Many people who suffer from this disorder have no idea how to approach it or where even to begin. Before you begin trying to treat this problem you must try to figure out where it is stemming from and/or what may be causing it. So down below I have listed the different forms of anxiety.
Forms of anxiety
Social anxiety disorder A.K.A social phobia With this disorder a person will often feel self-consciousness and very worried about day to day social situations. They are often concerned or fear about how others view or think about them and often fear and worry about being judged or appearing out of the norm that may lead to ridicule and/or embarrassment.
OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) This disorder causes people to take on ritualistic or very routine habits due to regular thoughts and/or fears which are referred to as obsessions.
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) Most people who suffer from this are emotionally numb and have reoccurring thoughts and memories of a traumatizing events. This disorder is developed from a traumatizing experience such as physical, mental and/or sexual abuse as well as natural disaster and sudden death of a loved one.
Panic disorder When dealing with this disorder people often have random feelings of fear and terror and sometimes lead to panic attacks. Symptoms of a panic attack often include irregular heartbeats, sweating chest pain, and sweating.
Specific phobias Phobias such as spiders, heights, death, and failure can often result in anxiety when faced with any situations dealing with a specific phobia.
There are many different ways to approach this disorder it all depends on what may make you more comfortable. Down below are a few ways that may be able to help.
Meditation This technique can help you to relax and release tension. Relaxation is one of the key things you need to focus on when addressing this problem. There are many different ways that you may meditate to relax. The best thing to do is to try a few different techniques out and to see which one works best for you.
Root Problem Try to find the root problem as to why you are suffering from anxiety. Is it from a traumatic experience, specific situations and/or phobias. Like I said before once you get to the root problem of this disorder it will become a lot easier on how to address it.
Talking to your doctor This may be able to help if you go to your doctor he/she may be able to give you some more information about your specific disorder. Your doctor may be able to prescribe you a medication that could help you to better deal with this problem.
Natural remedies If you are not to big on taking medication and nothing is really helping or working for you this might be an better alternative. Aromatherapy, chamomile tea, passion flower (herb), and kava (herb) are a few things you may want to look into if you would prefer taking a more natural approach to this problem.