08 Oct Got Anxiety?
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Beating It
Stress is and has always been a part of being human. It’s what drives us forward. It keeps us safe in dangerous situations. It could even teach you some incredibly valuable lessons about yourself and your life. Being on high alert is what kept our ancient ancestors alive in prehistoric times, but our modern world’s predisposition to feeling stressed out definitely isn’t the same as being hunted by large predators, is it?
You’d be surprised. Your body responds to stress, fear, and anxiety in a way that’s similar to real, physical danger. Anxiety can cause serious, long-term damage to your mental and physical health. So, where and how can we learn how to deal with anxiety before it takes over our lives? This article intends to help you find out!
Understand Your Triggers
Your body is hard-wired to react to certain stimuli in a certain way when triggered by specific situations or actions. Some of these triggers can be environmental, like a hostile work environment. Others can be physical, like a painful injury. Sometimes, your triggers can be emotional, like dealing with the loss of a loved one or hardship in your marriage. Regardless of what your triggers are, you need be able to recognize and avoid them if you want to learn how to deal with anxiety in a way that works.
What Causes Anxiety?
Anxiety could be the situation, like dealing with a particularly hard time at home or at work, or it can be caused by other underlying issues like medication side effects, hormonal imbalances,or even food or sugar allergies. There’s no hard and fast rule about who can develop anxiety or when, but the most important thing to remember is that no matter how it’s caused, there are practical and effective ways to treat it.
How To Know If You Have Anxiety
Chronic anxiety feels like your body is in a constant state of flight or fight, without any clear triggers. You might suffer from anxiety if you’ve experienced some of the common symptoms below:
- Struggling to concentrate
- Having trouble sleeping
- Sweat and hot flashes
- Excessive worrying
How To Deal with Anxiety
While dealing with your anxiety is a deeply personal process that can’t be summed up in a quick blog post, here are some important habits that could help you manage your stress and anxiety levels as effectively as possible:
- Practice Preventative Self-Care
- Do Breathwork to Calm Your Heartrate
- Identify Your Triggers
- Stay Connected to Your Loved Ones
- Get A Full Night’s Sleep
There you have it, folks. Have you been, or are you, dealing with anxiety? Let us know how you handle it.
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If you have any questions about how to deal with anxiety, reach out to Thrive Functional Wellness Center today and let’s get you on the right path towards peace and clarity.