Natural anxiety relief is such a helpful skill to learn, whether you have a diagnosed condition, when you’re someone who worries, where you’re a super sensitive person.
Anxiety presents a set of symptoms that feed off themselves, and it’s vital to nip it in the bud as soon as possible. Because if you don’t it’ll take over at the least opportunity, especially when you’re feeling vulnerable.
And as intimated there are different levels, ranging from a normal response to a threat, or stress that everyone experiences occasionally, right through to a psychological condition that a medic would prescribe medication for.
Normal anxiety has it’s roots in fear and serves an important survival function. However, where the anxiety symptoms persist and become long-term it’s considered a disorder.
This helps to see where the line is drawn medically in order to understand more about what is part of the human condition, because we all have our off-days right, and what may be detrimental in as much as it stops us from achieving our wonderful potential.
People often use one term or the other, and seem to be pretty much the same thing, as far as our general referencing goes? Anxiety does sit underneath many closely related conditions, which in my view equates to long-term stress. For me it feels like a quivering nervous element that feels a little out of my control but what is it like for you?
Anxiety is common enough
Anxiety lies at the heart of anything that makes us uncomfortable and can include things like:
- Social anxiety
- Public speaking
Being in the flow
When we are relaxed and feeling centred, in the flow of life, when all is well and everything clicks into place, running just as it should, the anxiety has nothing to latch onto.
It can come from nowhere
But anxiety can erupt, perhaps it occurs in certain situations, and a former experience (or trigger) finds the pattern of anxiety pushing through, staking it’s claim for what seem like a myriad of reasons:
- Meeting new people
- Giving presentations
- Trying something new
- Something someone says
- Dealing with something you’ve been putting off
- Just the thoughts of doing something that is expected of you
It all contributes, you may even have set triggers and tracks that can be traced back to the originating moment when it commenced.
The effects of this finds us holding on (even gripping) needing to stay within the comfort zone to feel safe. Of course it’s different for everyone, but one of life’s challenges is to find the edge (which changes all the time), that place where comfort meets the unknown and how we handle it indicates the amount of work we may need to put in to addressing it, in order that it becomes less instead of more.
It doesn’t need medication
I know you might be on medication, or you’re being guided that way, or you’re resisting everything, and not sure what to do.
Being less anxious just requires a couple of good strategies and next time, I’ll share a bit more about what’s going on there. But for now I’m just going to say, I’m with you, I so get anxiety, and in fact it was only recently that I realised in hindsight, what a nervy anxious person I’ve been for most of my life.
If you’re game, and willing to be a little bit open to having less of it, and a little more of how you’d like to feel instead, I’ll share what I found helped me.
In the meanwhile just spend a moment contemplating what your life would look like if the need to worry were reduced.
We’ll pick up on that next time.
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