Alleviating anxiety is something that we all should learn how to do. Anxiety can show up in many different ways. You may not even know that is what is going on inside of your body. Anxiety can cause your blood pressure to rise or your heart to beat more rapidly than it normally would for no obvious reason.
You may get pains in your stomach or a headache that is so painful that you will wonder if you should go to your doctor immediately. Your breathing will escalate and a thousand thoughts will race through your mind. You may even feel as though you are about to lose consciousness or pass out on the floor. Your entire body, from head to feet, will be affected by this feeling.
The most critical aspect of dealing with severe anxiety is that you should realize that you are not alone. Millions of people deal with constant anxiety and find that when they ask for help, they learn how to deal with this very terrifying feeling. They also learn that they are not dealing with a severe or rare type of mental illness that cannot be treated. They realize that they are suffering from a relatively common condition.
There are many different types of anxiety and anxiety disorders. For example, many people feel anxious or stressed when they have an important meeting or when their supervisor asks them to come into the office and they are not sure why. These are completely normal feelings that will affect nearly everyone at one point in their lives or another.
The root cause of anxiety is often found deep within the body in what is known as our danger center. You will get the feeling that you must fight or flee. You probably have heard this response referred to as fight or flight response. The fight or flight response is actually a defensive instinct that everyone is born with and excess adrenaline production is often caused by anxiety. This is the reason why people can often do amazing and superhuman feats. Now that you understand how severe anxiety affects your body, we’ll check out how people can work on alleviating their anxiety levels.
You must realize that you will not always be able to stop your anxiety when it strikes. Instead, you should try to respond how you respond to the anxiety you feel. In other words, you can try to stop the way anxiety affects you. If you are in the middle of a very stressful event and are able to take a break, you should go for it. Get away from the stressful experience, the annoying person or even the frightening thoughts and do something else for a little while. Give yourself permission to take a break from the anxiety. Doing this can dramatically lower your stress and anxiety levels.
Do whatever you can to simplify your life and alleviate anxiety. A complicated life brings more anxiety. If you currently have a stressful lifestyle where there is a lot of daily chaos because life seems to occur all around you, you will need to put up some stop signs. Don’t rush all around in the mornings frantically trying to get everything ready for your day. This is a very stressful way to live. Instead, get everything ready the night before. Pick out your clothes for the next day. Lay everything in a place where you can easily find them. Just doing this one simple thing will take a lot of pressure off you. Create a list of everything that you need to get accomplished. A list will help you stay on track and break your life down to a more manageable and predictable level. If you keep up with your to-do lists, you will notice a reduction in your severe anxiety.
Alleviating anxiety techniques can vary from person to person. Some anxiety sufferers find it is helpful to buy some self-help books or systems. Others require the use of medication and therapy to alleviate anxiety. You may have to try several different things before you figure out what works best to alleviate your anxiety. Whatever works for you, know that you will not have to live with severe anxiety controlling your life.