“I don’t have a nervous system. I am a nervous system.”
While a certain measure of anxiety is part of everyone’s life, people suffering from anxiety disorders experience anxiety to another level!
So, exactly what is anxiety?
Anxiety is an intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about day-to-day activities. It is a person’s reaction to a situation perceived as stressful or dangerous. Anxiety disorder, on the other hand, is a mental/psychological health disorder wherein the feelings of worry and fear are so strong that they can interfere as well as keep you from carrying out your daily activities.
Anxiety disorder symptoms can range from nervousness, restlessness, rapid breathing/hyperventilation, rapid heart rate, trembling, nausea, increased sweating, weakness, insomnia, difficulty in focusing and thinking clearly among others. In a severe case, it can also lead to a panic attack!
Well, clearly this disorder caused by worry is something to worry about. So how does one end up in its clutches? Anxiety disorder can be triggered because of any traumatic experiences in the past. In some cases, it is also caused due to genetics. Read Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids to learn how. Certain underlying medical conditions like type 1 diabetes, diabetes type 2, heart diseases, thyroid problems, asthma disease, drug or alcohol use/misuse/withdrawal, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and so on can also cause an anxiety disorder.
Find out more on anxiety disorders here: Is my Anxiety Normal or do I have an Anxiety Disorder?
We understand dealing with anxiety can be overwhelming. We have therefore put together a few tips that can help you get a grip over your anxiety:
Ironically, many people who battle anxiety are aware of their anxiety issues, and believe it or not, it stresses them out! Becoming anxious about dealing with your anxiety can prove to be detrimental as then you are consumed by your anxiety and there is no mind space to think of a solution. Instead, accept that you are experiencing anxiety and push yourself to help you get out of it.
People who suffer from any anxiety disorder are known to have the worst possible scenarios playing in their mind and that too on repeat mode! In a situation like this, it is important to apply a speed-breaker on your speeding train of thought and question yourself, “when was the last time things actually turned out as bad as you thought they would?”
In a lot of cases of anxiety disorders, the anxiety stems from a past traumatic incident that left a lasting impression on one’s mind. It will be unfair to ask yourself to deny or belittle in any way what you went through. But it does become important to remind yourself that what happened was in the past and there is no certainty that it will repeat itself. Work on making conscious efforts to be more positive about the expected outcome. While it is no cakewalk, it is definitely worth a shot.
Based on the type of anxiety you’re suffering with, there are certain factors that turn your anxiety switch on. Knowing these factors can help you avoid an attack as far as possible. If it is not possible to avoid, it can definitely help you confront your fears better.
If you feel you have tried everything you could to help yourself manage your anxiety issues, but it still does not seem to be working, it will be wise to consult a professional about it. They have a lot more experience and knowledge about anxiety than you do and they can really help you in managing anxiety better.
Ace Anxiety With Homeopathy
While your day-to-day anxiety can be managed to a great extent by you, anxiety disorder is a psychological disorder that requires medical intervention. Though it begins in the mind, it has the potential of affecting many of your bodily functions. A natural and safe way to help in anxiety treatment is homeopathy. Homeopathy adopts a “mind-body approach” in treatment. It treats not just the ailment at hand but goes to the root cause of it and works effectively to treat the same, thus ensuring long-term relief. Anxiety disorders depend greatly on the personality of the person in question. That is to say, people with a certain type of personality are more prone to anxiety than others. Homeopathic remedies for anxiety take into account the specific personality traits of the individual and then prescribe the treatment accordingly, thus making it unique to the person.
In the words of Renee Jain, “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”
You are a warrior, not a worrier.