Recognizing anxiety as soon as possible is one of the most effective strategies to deal with it. The issue with this mindset is that it easily spirals out of control. The sooner you identify that you’re becoming nervous, the better you’ll be able to battle its effects with numerous tactics that help you calm down.
Whether you utilize breathing techniques, meditations, positive thinking, or any of the other suggestions and strategies you discover during this challenge and elsewhere, the key to feeling less anxious is to recognize it as soon as it appears. When you’re feeling a bit tense and worried, it’s a lot easier to relax than when you’re in the midst of a full-blown anxiety episode.
Your strategy to recognize when you’re becoming anxious for no apparent cause – remember, anxiety can be beneficial and required at times – should be twofold. You should focus on both your mind and your body.
Each will provide you with cues long before you feel out of control. The main idea of this practice is to stay in control and force yourself to calm down. The sooner you can break through and stop yourself from spiraling out of control, the easier it will be to break through and stop yourself from spiraling out of control.
You’ll have both physical and mental symptoms before you become too scared and agitated to do anything about it. Before I tell you what to look for, I want you to know that what you’ll experience differs from person to person and event to event.
Sometimes you’ll notice the majority of these, while other times, you’ll simply notice a few symptoms here and there. Don’t wait until you have every symptom before beginning to focus on reducing your anxiety.
The physical symptoms are made up of everything we discussed in yesterday’s post. Sleeping problems, insomnia, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, sweat, elevated heart rate, headache, exhaustion, and weakness are some of them.
A feeling of dread or fear, difficulty concentrating or having a blank mind, feeling high strung and on the lookout for danger, being tense and unable to sit still, and being irritated are all signs that you’re starting to get nervous. Again, you may not experience all of these mental and emotional states on every occasion, but they are warning indicators to be aware of.
Take more notice of your body and mind. Recognize the indications of anxiety early on, and then try to relax and reason your anxieties. Stop the vicious cycle and prevent falling into a hole of anxiety.
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