Your anxiety is something that your brain learns over years, and it is something that can be “unlearned” with the right presented techniques. Those with anxiety often find themselves feeling like something bad might happen and they're worried it will.
It may be a controversial statement, but anxiety has become trendy – almost fashionable. We’ve reached a point where people claim to have anxiety almost like it is a badge of honour.
But I know – and those with anxiety know – that anxiety is profoundly difficult. It is something that those with anxiety struggle with each and every day… It is unapologetically challenging, a condition that affects every part of your life.
Anxiety is not fashionable. Anxiety is awful. That’s why those with anxiety look for treatments.
Before you can even begin to reduce anxiety, you will need to accept that you have it. By “accept”, I do not mean that you have been pretending you do not have anxiety. If you are like many people that have experienced severe anxiety over a period of time, you have likely already accepted that it is something that is happening to you.
In this case, what I mean by accept is letting go of this idea that you can simply fight this anxiety away. This is especially common with panic attacks. Someone that has panic attacks will often avoid places where they experienced panic, hoping to control it. They may also try to stop panic attacks when they are happening.
No one should ever be ashamed of their anxiety. Anxiety is incredibly common, and not something that anyone has control over. But it is also not some casual condition. You don’t just get it on a whim. The primary symptoms, starting with the mental symptoms.
Anxiety can leave you feeling drained and fatigued and tends to occur after intense anxiety, without necessarily any triggers. Other physical symptoms include:
There are many different techniques out there that are effective for some, ineffective for others. Take the time to evaluate the ones that you prefer the most, and then choose the formula that are you’re most ready to commit to.
Your mindset is very important in combatting anxiety. Learning to accept and embrace that anxiety is how you start to train yourself to float through it – to get through the attack, and move on with your life after.
Author: Judy, Counsellor & Hypnotherapist.
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