Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder _ Difference and Remedy
The feeling of dread, uneasiness, rapid heartbeat and fear is all enough to remind you of anxiety. Isn’t it? Now, if you have started to worry about the consequences of anxiety, then hold on! Let me tell you that it’s totally normal and can happen to anybody. (Don’t you remember the experience of adrenaline before, an exam, interview, results, special meeting, or taking any type of important decisions! )
One of the great philosophers, Epictetus rightly said, “ It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters”. The feeling and consequences of anxiety make this quote pretty much relatable. Right!
Ordinary anxiety is harmless and can also motivate you sometimes to work hard and perform better. But anxiety disorder can interfere with the sustenance of your healthy routine. On this note, let us delve into discovering some remedies for reducing the effects of anxiety as well as an anxiety disorder.
Reducing anxiety: Roadway for healing
Those with anxiety disorders are required to primarily concentrate on the treatment (comprising medication, psychological therapies, and suggestions) of the doctor. Apart from the expert’s consultation and treatment, there are a few remedies for anxiety that you can include in your daily habits and leverage its advantage.
Saiyan Health has narrowed down a few simple remedies that can prove to be helpful in healing from anxiety as well as an anxiety disorder (in this case, it will help you in increasing the pace of treatment).
Try to remain in your timezone
The problem of anxiety mostly occurs due to your apprehensions related to the future. It is essential for you to understand that predicting something (that might happen) or worrying about possibilities is solely associated with the future. And in every way, anything related to the future is beyond our control.
With that said, I reckon the other quote of Epictetus, “ There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will’. And he was so right. Don’t you agree! Therefore, allow happiness to surround your aura by living in and for the present.
Focus on being rational and Calm down!
People dealing with anxiety can experience a series of thoughts (mostly consisting of worsening scenarios or negativity) often alleviating the anxiousness, leading to panic attacks. But all you need to do in this situation is take multiple deep breaths (breath in and out) and calm yourself down.
The state of anxiety can diminish your ability to be rational with your thoughts and also reduces your capability to analyze. In order to get over this, you need to initiate a pattern of rethinking your fears (rationally and analytically). This will tame your brain towards getting back to being reasonably responsible.
Shape it up with healthy living!
Involving these habits in your daily routine can gradually tilt your personality towards positivity and happiness. These two virtues will help you in replacing the feeling of anxiety with utmost confidence and strength.
Some of the healthy habits include exercising and trying to stay active, taking sufficient sleep, eating a balanced diet, avoiding alcohol, enough sugar, cigarettes, and caffeine intake (because they carry a tendency to aggravate the feeling of anxiety). Certain diets or food can help you beat stress and anxiety at a significant pace.
Read interesting and impactful books
You must try out diverse genres and discover your taste in books as they can be one of your perfect partners (especially if you are among the ones who find solace in solitude). Trust me! You will experience a break from the stress and worries as soon as the world of books enters your mind’s atmosphere.
Some of the best books written on anxiety are: First, We Make The Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson; Feeling Good (the new mood therapy) by David Burns; The Highly Sensitive Person by Dr. Elaine Aron, etc. Gain appropriate perspectives for anxiety and give yourself wonderful company by reading these books.
Tune in to good music and entertaining videos
Good music is one of the best and significantly impactful stress busters which can help you in reducing anxiety to a considerable extent. Furthermore, entertainment, humor, and laughter can be the best combination to replenish you with an atmosphere of euphoria and happiness.
Some of the studies also equalize the advantage of humor and laughter with that of an exercise, in reducing anxiety. So, try to incorporate them into your life in order to practice such suggestions.
Explore, emphasize and imbibe
It is easy to acquire knowledge for dealing with certain problems but gaining an appropriate perspective and aligning your actions in that direction can be tough. Confused! Okay, let me make it simple for you. There are a zillion formulas and equations you have or had to go through in your school days, but will mere memorizing them serve the practical purpose? Not really, right!
Similarly, along with exploring the reasons, consequences, and ways to recover, with respect to dealing with anxiety, you also need to emphasize the prominent components and imbibe them in your actions (so that you could get started with the cleaning of psychological mess).
Moreover, there is absolutely no denial to the roleplay of medication but the effects of self-motivation, psychotherapy, and discipline, can leave a substantial advantage to heal you from anxiety or respective disorders.