For people who are consumed with negative thoughts about the future, anxiety will normally be a constant impediment. Their anxiety can often be exacerbated when they surround themselves with negative images and toxic people.
Anxiety can cause headaches, tense muscles, insomnia, loss of appetite, addictive behavior suppression of the immune system and panic attacks, which can lead to clinical depression.
Here are some healthy mechanisms to help you effectively get through those rough patches.
As soon as you start to feel anxious, take deep breaths. Breathing from the diaphragm triggers the body’s relaxation reflex. Breathe deeply. Hold it for about 4 seconds, exhale for 4 seconds, then repeat.
Realize it’s a Mind Trick
People sometimes get severely ill from anxiety, which sometime results in a panic attack. These panic attacks can seem like a heart attack to some, but once you realize that’s your mind is playing tricks on you, you should be able to calm down.
Visualize something positive
When you’re overcome with anxiety try to visualize something pleasant or a future goal. Assign your emotions to aspects of your thoughts and let go of them.
Speak Positively About What You’re Experiencing.
When you’re feeling anxious, people tend to speak very negatively to themselves. Find ways to talk to yourself about your anxiety and assure yourself that you will use coping strategies to handle it
Concentrate on the present
Anxiety normally makes people stress about what may happen instead of focusing on what’s happening in the present. Try to concentrate on what you can manage at the moment, so you can better deal with what’s going on.
Look forward to something
Thinking about positive future plans can help you divert your attention away from your anxiety.
Listen to Some Music
Music can relax you by decreasing your heart rate and lowering your blood pressure. Any music that you love will flood your brain with feel-good neurochemicals like dopamine.