What Is Anxiety and How Do You Fight It?
To fight anxiety, you must first know what anxiety is.
In fact, anxiety is defined as: a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
Some examples would be:
- the anticipation of taking a final exam
- fearing an upcoming sexual encounter
- purchasing your first home and making the payments thereafter
- worrying about what the first day of school/a new job is going to be like
- going out on date with someone who you deemed out of your league
- worrying about a loved one
- traveling to a new place without a contact or a plan
However, anxiety can be brought on by a simple change of circumstance. Or some would call it having their “comfort zone” rattled.
Fortunately, you can fight anxiety can be tackled from many angles, depending on the genesis of the cause. Simple steps and methods such as:
- taking a time out to breathe and regroup
- eating a healthy diet that consists of foods to help your chemical balance
- deep breathing exercises like yoga or meditation
- practicing mindfulness
Check this short video out from the cool kids over a Alux on how to fight anxiety for more on this.
How Can I Fight Anxiety Fast?
Fortunately, curing anxiety, or at least managing it, is a process that takes time to get to the root of. However, there are some short term solutions that you can practice to help you when an episode occurs.
- Stay in the present. Anxiety is rooted in the fear of what Could happen, so you tend to mentally not be in the present.
- Breath control. Sometimes all you need to do is breathe in and out slowly and steady. You’d be amazed at the effect of this simple exercise.
- Take action. You’re in your head, and that’s what’s driving you mad. Jump up and take action towards whatever is worrying you. This works for me in the morning when I wake up (a notoriously dangerous time for anxiety attacks to occur).
- Stick to the facts of the situation. Sometimes we can make the mistake of romanticizing something that has happened to us when it’s really not that big of a deal.
- Fix your demeanor. Sometimes in order to change your mental disposition, you must first change your physical disposition first.
Consequently, anxiety can be a tough nut for some and more easily manageable for others. But it’s a pain in the ass to deal with and it always comes on at the most inconvenient time.
Be patient with yourself, make a strategy and stick to it.
Furthermore, start taking action to what you know needs attention in your life.