Thursday, 5 February 2015

Learning How to Deal with Anxiety

One of the best ways to deal with anxiety attack is to know what you are dealing with.  Understand the way anxious feelings creep up on you and find ways to prevent thoughts and events from causing these feelings. 

Sign of Anxiety

People suffering from worries and fears will describe these experiences that they go through: 
        When panic attacks begin, tightness in the chest will     occurs. It is as if you are suffocating and drowning, then you start to sweat. You feel that your fear is overwhelming. You feel like you need to sit down and rest because you are going to faint.
       You become painfully shy. You want to gain friends but you are too shy to interact with anyone.
         You wake up every day always worried. You think about missing something at work even during weekends. You think of sleeping and never going to wake up.You worry about unrealistic fears.

The Costs of Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders can affect your life adversely.  Apart from the financial cost of treatment, there are other costs that you have to bear with when you suffer from frequent anxious feelings.  Among these are physical manifestations such as tension headaches, gastro-intestinal symptoms, and high blood pressure.  There are studies that prove that these chronic disorders can actually alter the structures of the brain.

Challenging interactions are also found to be common with people who have anxious behavior.  They have difficulties dealing with their children, family, friends, and colleagues.  Their productivity is also often affected when they are beset with emotional distress owing to their feelings of anxiousness.  Children of these people are also more predisposed to displaying the same behavior in their adulthood. 

Anxiety Symptoms

A person suffering from anxiety will experience different physical effects. The various sensations will not just happen inside the head.  They translate to more observable bodily responses such as:
        *  Dizziness
        *  Fast heartbeat
        *  Fatigue
        *  Sweating
        *  Spasms or muscle tension
        *  General pains and aches
        *  Gastrointestinal upset
        *  High blood pressure

If a person who constantly displays anxious behavior is not treated by a professional, the condition can worsen and lead to serious risks to the person’s overall health. 

Is this Condition Really a Bad Thing?

Try to imagine a life without worries and fears.  It would seem to be the perfect state of mind for you.  You wake in the morning not having to worrying about anything other than enjoying the experiences you will encounter in your life.

Think again. Without worries and fears, you will not be able to prepare for what might happen.  There is a way to balance realistic worries and enjoying life.  You have to deal with some amount of worry so that you can devise a plan on how to handle contingencies. 

Worries, fears, other anxious feelings become a problem when:
        *   It occurs often and lasts long.
        *   It interferes with your regular activities and routine.
        *   The level of anxiety far exceeds the actual risk                        involved
        *   You struggle to control your fears, worries and                        anxieties.

There is no shame in asking for help when you feel like anxious behavior is getting the best of you.  There are other people like you as well as professionals who are ready to help you get over your condition.

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