Anti Anxiety Formula

Anti Anxiety Formula

Anti Anxiety Formula

It Is Natural to Feel Anxious 

There’s a good chance that we’ve all experienced feelings of  anxiety in response to real or perceived threats at one time or  another. For most people, these feelings are normal as the brain  is hard-wired to caution you at times of danger, change and the  unknown.  

In fact, in many situations, experiencing a certain level of anxiety  and stress can help boost your performance in specific tasks. For  instance, a person might experience a heightened level of anxiety  the days leading up to a public event and that’s a completely  normal reaction.  

Psychologists believe that anxiety is your body’s natural response  to stress and that this stress triggers a system in the brain that  accentuates your performance. So, a little anxiety now and then  is okay and might be your body’s way of preparing for an 

impending change.

 

For some, these feelings can be all-consuming, impairing the  individual’s ability to enjoy life as they’d otherwise like to. For  some, anxiety might treat their everyday events as life-or-death  situations. It can become a disorder and that isn’t a good place to  be in. Fortunately, in most cases, there is always a way out. And  one of the first steps to finding that way out is to dive into your  mind and listen to what it might be trying to tell you.  

It’s About Accepting Your Anxiety, Embracing  and Understanding It Too 

There is no shame in being anxious. And we would prefer not to  have put this obvious point across (because it’s obvious and  should ideally not need any re-affirmation). But sadly, because  of how this feeling can be trivialized and/or stigmatized, it’s  important to let all those who experience anxiety know that they  are not alone and by accepting it they’ll also be overcoming it.  

Likewise, it’s important to let others know that they shouldn’t be  underestimating the pain of those with anxiety disorders. Worse,  that they shouldn’t be stigmatizing anxious people by saying 

 

things like, ‘you’re overacting’, or ‘you’re so OCD,’ when they  might not know enough or when that’s not what they mean.  

This book is an attempt to throw some light on the much relevant  topic. We’ve kept it short and brief because we don’t want to  overload you with information but want to ease you into the  expansive subject one book at a time.  

With this book, we attempt to show you how anxiety might be  taking over your lives without you even realizing it. We show you  the mirror alright, but we also show you ways to become the best  version of yourself because we believe it’s something you’re  meant to be.  

In this book, we talk about 7 ways anxiety might be slowly eating  away your lives. We discuss: 

Overthinking and obsessive thoughts 

Lack of self-assurance and fear of judgment 

Phobias and traumas 

Workplace anxiety 

Social anxiety 

Eating disorder 

Insomnia 

And finding your journey towards the solution

 

On that note, we warmly welcome you to our book titled, ‘7 Ways  Anxiety Might Be Slowly Eating Away Your Life.’ We’ve had an  enriching experience putting together this meaningful book and  hope you feel benefited by it.

 

Chapter 1 – Overthinking and  Obsessive Thoughts 

When was the last you had a passing, somewhat intrusive  thought that appeared to come out of nowhere, from way outside  your immediate realm of collective thoughts?  

If you’re like most people, then the answer might be closer than  you initially realized.  

Now, we all get wound up between fleeting and excessive  thoughts sometimes and that becomes the new normal (unless  you mindfully train yourself to think less and drop the thoughts).  You see, now and then (more frequently than we might like it to  be actually), we all have passing thoughts that might seem out of  our control.  

When they begin to consume you, they can pose a serious chronic  problem. Because overthinking activates the same parts of the  brain that are involved in fear and anxiety, psychologists believe 

 

people with a history of anxiety disorder are more vulnerable to  this state of mind.  

How Our Brains Respond to Anxiety 

Our thoughts can manifest as physical reactions in our bodies.  Our bodies, in response to the flight-or-fight response, trigger  stress hormones into the bloodstream the moment they’re  subjected to any type of anxiety. These stress hormones, if not  put to rest in quick time, can manifest in responses such as  accelerated heartbeat, headaches, nausea, sweating, muscle  tension, stammering, and trembling. Worse, over time and due  to negligence, they can also weaken the immune system and  leave us vulnerable to a host of ailments.  

For some, intrusive thoughts might be an everyday routine,  making it the trigger for periods of panic and intense anxiety.  They might also be the result of anxiety itself and can add a layer  of fear and stress to what the person is already experiencing.  

These types of intrusive thoughts can be overwhelming, forcing  the person thinking them to obsess about them. For instance,  you have a task in front of you. It’s simple and straightforward. 

 

You’ve probably even done it before. But the thoughts in your  head might overload you with endless information and  possibilities, most of which might be unnecessary and unwanted.  “What if something unknown crops up, what might those  unknown things be, and will I be able to handle it?” “What if I  can’t, what if I fail, will I be judged? “What if I get a panic attack  when I’m doing this task?”  

These thoughts are very real and put the person experiencing  them into a frenzy, sometimes even forcing them to opt out of the  task.  

Negative and Unwanted Thoughts 

Sometimes, these thoughts might seem outside of our character  too. The content may feel unknown, unlikely, bizarre and  perhaps even hostile too. And because they seem so radical in  nature, they can come back to haunt us time and again,  triggering feelings of guilt, disgust, anguish, despair, and  helplessness.  

If experiencing these thoughts aren’t stressful enough, the  person might have to constantly live in the fear of enacting them 

 

out. This lethal combination of guilt and fear can make one feel  less worthy, forcing them to be withdrawn and secretive of their  condition. 

The more you try and avoid them, the stronger they return. The  more you try and reason out with them, the more vehement they  become. It can look like a vicious cycle with no escape route. Only  there is. Not one, but several doors to a calmer and more peaceful  mind space. 

Here are some effective ways to help silence those thoughts: Accept that these thoughts are automatic and might come and  go at their will. Don’t avoid them.  

Remind yourself that they are unimportant, intrusive  thoughts that do not define or become you.  

Believe that this time too will pass. Give yourself time.  Expect the thoughts to come back again. 

Remind yourself that you are above it and will be prepared to  address it when it does come back. 

Continue with your tasks, focus on doing them well. Be aware  of the anxiety, but don’t engage with or attach to it. The tasks  might help you achieve this.

 

Chapter 2 – Lack of Self-Esteem and  Fear of Rejection 

There is nothing more uncomfortable than not being  comfortable in your own skin and with the structures that  function with you. Somewhere deep down, you know you needn’t  feel this way, that you shouldn’t, and that there isn’t any reason  or truth in your feeling. And yet, in spite of it all, you do.  

“I feel sick to my stomach all the time and spend a lot of time  crying, hiding, and alone. Sometimes, I feel my chest tighten. It  messes with my breathing and makes me nauseous too. The  anxiety is always there. Panic attacks come and go. And when  they do, I feel lightheaded and dizzy. My muscles hurt. At its  worse, my mind disassociates from all the physical symptoms I  might be experiencing.  

I feel the pain and it is very real. But my mind feels numb and I  have no control over my physical pain. When it’s all over, I feel  exhausted and shamed. I know I went through something, but I 

 

can’t really tell because I don’t remember it all. Did I make it  obvious? What will people think of me? I’m hopeless.” 

As elaborate as the gamut of expressions might be, they do not  even scrape the surface of trauma and emotional turmoil a  person experiencing anxiety goes through. It therefore comes as  no surprise that people who struggle with Generalized Anxiety  Disorder (GAD) experience heightened levels of low self-esteem.  The fact that they are often overpowered by their thoughts and  emotions makes them more vulnerable to it.  

Self-Esteem and The Fear of Rejection 

Sadly, as much as we’d like to deny it, we live in a world that is  judgmental where people believe only what they want to believe  as opposed to what the truth might be. People like to perceive,  assume, judge, and compartmentalize others quickly, mostly  based on their first experiences and so-called “gut-feelings.”  

So, if you happen to impress people within the first few minutes  of your interaction, they judge you as being relevant and hence  worthy of their company, and if you don’t, then they’re quick to  brand you as irrelevant and worthless.

 

Again, as much as we’d like to deny, as a society, we knowingly  or unknowingly endorse this culture and even subscribe to it. We  all want to feel included, want to be loved, appreciated, and  accepted. Instead of looking for qualities from inside us, we seek  it from outside, from society. These feelings can be magnified for  people who have anxiety problems.  

Feeling confident and safe to be able to express your thoughts  and act at your will can be hard for anyone, more so for people  struggling with anxiety issues. Because the brain is caught up in  a stress-respond mode, people with anxiety can feel  overwhelmed and uneasy by the mere effort of trying to be what  they don’t feel. 

 

This can catapult their stress levels and escalate their lack of self worth and assurance. Because of all that is going inside and  around them, they might feel forced to retrieve into a shell. They  might isolate themselves from all the chatter and noise to silence  the chaos inside.  

If you’re experiencing these feelings, then we want to know that  you are not alone. Fortunately, there’s a way out of this situation. 

The key is to establish a strong communication with  yourself first and then with the outside world 

“Nerves and butterflies are fine — they’re a physical sign that  you’re mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies  to fly in formation, that’s the trick.”- Steve Bull 

Talk to yourself. Reflect on all that you are going through. Why  do you think, feel, and experience all that you do? Is there a  lesson that you are missing? Journal your emotions. Work on  the answers. 

Face your inner demons, the unheard narrative from an  outsider’s perspective. What is it telling you? Is there anything  you can do to help address it? How do you want to see yourself  five years from now?  

What’s stopping you from getting there? Work on them.

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Use verbal affirmations to remind yourself of how wonderful  you are.  

Establish communication with the outside world, with your  dear ones at first. Create a loving environment. You’ll do great  with their love and support. 

Talk to the people who are close to you and tell them what you  go through. Seek help and assistance when you feel low.  Express yourself freely without worrying about being judged  or ridiculed. There are a lot of people who want to understand  and help. You just need to ask and let them in.  

Reward yourself by congratulating yourself on your journey.  You are closer to being the best version of yourself. 

 

              Chapter 3 – Phobias and Traumas 

Picture these situations as vividly as you can, as we speak. Take  your time and don’t rush into them. You can also do them at  different times and write down your experiences with each  manifested situation.  

Situation 1: You’re about to go on stage and deliver your first  public speech to an audience of 500 people. You knew this was  going to happen and have been preparing for over a week now.  You have this. Or do you? 

Situation 2: You’re having a conversation with friends, the usual  stuff. You’re sipping on your coffee and are enjoying your time  with them. Then suddenly, someone touches a topic that’s  sensitive to you. It jogs back memories from your past, memories 

that you don’t want to re-visit and ones that you’ve hidden from  others. Wait, you thought you were over them. Or are you? 

Situation 3: You’re taking the elevator to the 22nd floor of this  high-rise glass building. The elevator is all fancy. It’s made of 

 

glass and lets you look at everything around and beneath you.  Only, you don’t want to look.  

Check your palms. Are they sweaty? Did you skip a beat during  any of the situations? What about your breath? Are you  breathing faster than before the visualization? 

Most of us become anxious when we are forced to face situations  that are outside our comfort zone. Now, these situations might  be anything, from the ones we’ve listed above to something that  might be more personal and only known to you. But most of us  are vulnerable to triggers that bring back unwanted thoughts; fears, traumas, and phobias included.  

These memories can bring back pent-up emotions that have been  suppressed for long. They can consume you for no immediate  and logical reason. These triggers are enough to let anxiety take  over. 

If something as random as a simple conversation or an everyday  routine can fill up the tank of anxiety in you, then it shouldn’t be  ignored any more. If anxiety is taking over your life, then the only  way you can truly start healing is to turn around and confront  your demons. 

 

Before you start looking for treatments (and we don’t mean to  undermine the effect of medications on anxiety), take a moment  to pause. Pause and look at the situation that is causing the  anxiety. Is it a fear, trauma, or phobia you didn’t realize you had  or have left unaddressed for long? 

Anxiety Doesn’t Exist in Isolation 

While it is tempting to think of it this way and distance it, it  simply isn’t true. There is always a bigger picture, several  perhaps, and there are all connected.  

Take time to reflect on the issues that are floating  around and inside your subconscious mind. 

Tug at the issues and see what comes of it. You might be  surprised to unravel a host of emotions and pent-up memories  that might ultimately lead you to the peace you’ve been wanting.  

Re-visit and visualize the very situations that act as  triggers.

 

Observe yourself and your reactions towards the situation. Make  peace from the fact that whatever the fear, this time it isn’t  happening for real. Think of this as a chance to re-write those  situations to give it the ending you’d like it to have.  

Your anxiety has a voice. Listen to it. 

 

              Chapter 4 – Workplace Anxiety 

Too Much, Too Soon 

Anxiety and stress go together and can have a far-reaching  impact on a person’s life. According to a recent journal, panic  disorder is the result of anxiety and stress and is characterized by the occurrence of repeated panic attacks.  

The feeling of intense terror and fear that crops up when triggers  strike (and usually out of the blue) makes a person go through  heart-attack-like symptoms that their body didn’t see coming  and isn’t prepared for. These experiences are very real for the  person experiencing them and can happen at any place and at  any time. 

 

The Workplace is no Exception 

Many of us will admit that the current working environment is  extremely competitive, forcing people to perform under constant  judgment and stress. In a world where time is money, every  second counts, resulting in extreme pressure, overtime, and the  fear of always being side-lined for someone better and more  competitive.  

This pressure to live up to the expectations, in addition to the  financial responsibilities that come with it can force an  individual to work beyond his/her thresholds, almost pushing  them to the point of breakdown.  

Deadlines are packed so close to each other that it gives the  individuals no breathing space to re-group their thoughts.  Competition is so high that individuals are willing to risk their  mental and physical wellness to retain their job, pay their bills,  and maintain the standard of living that is accepted by society. 

While this has become the new normal of our lifestyles,  sometimes things can get a little out of hand. And when that  happens, when you put yourself through periods of continued stress and anxiety, the feeling takes over and starts interfering  with your ability to perform your job or manage your personal 

 

life. Your mental and physical health takes a toll and things begin  to get out of control.  

The key element to the psychotherapy of anxiety, stress and  panic disorder (and they get entangled with each other) is  exposure to the feared triggers. So, instead of avoiding the  stimuli or situation, psychologists suggest you confront it. They  believe learning not to avoid is crucial and most often the first  step to healing and treatment.  

First, Accept Anxiety. Then Identify its Trigger  Patterns. 

What might start as a thought about something completely  benign, an email you sent, a conversation you had, an upcoming  event, a minor worry, can trigger responses that are unexpected  and hostile. Anxiety can tell you, “you can’t do this, drop out, you  failed,” and hammer those feelings repeatedly with intensity that  makes you believe and become the thought.  

You mind senses a trigger and its fight-or-flight response forces  it to go into overdrive. It thinks it’s trying to help you survive and  doesn’t realize it isn’t being helpful.

 

Coping with Anxiety at Work 

While anxiety can happen anywhere and at any time, it is more  susceptible to happen at work, simply because of the heightened  levels of competition and pressure that comes with it.  Fortunately, there is a way to turn things around.  

Let your mind know that you’ve got it. Try verbal  affirmations. 

Verbal confirmations, also known as affirmations, are words you  willfully use, and by that, I mean you think, speak, and believe in  order to flesh out the reality you seek.  

Your mind constantly reaches out to power words to reinstate all  that it plans to practice. In fact, there’re probably several of these  “power words” running through your head, just as we speak. 

Use absolute positive statements to bring life to all your dreams  and aspirations. Use statements such as: 

I love myself and am at ease with my mind. 

I can and will overcome this trouble quickly.  

I believe I can make this happen.  

I can do this. 

I am good at what I do. 

 

Work at Creating a Work-Life Balance 

Take time off work to make room for things you love; spending  time with your loved ones, engaging in your favorite sport. Spend  time doing the things you love with the people you love during  your time off and on weekends. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at  how rejuvenated you are likely to feel.

                            

 

               Chapter 5 – Social Anxiety 

One of the most detrimental effects of anxiety is its ability to  isolate you; triggering feelings that make you feel fearful and  unworthy of company. People with social anxiety might notice  their anxiety increase during social interactions, even during  times that are enjoyable and positive. Worse still, feeling  immobilized and powerless against their feelings, they suffer in  silence and avoid situations that bring them in contact with  people. 

Social anxiety (or social phobia as it is sometimes called) is more  than being awkward or shy. It is a type of complex phobia that  can impair an individual’s confidence, mental stability, lifestyle,  emotional wellbeing and relationships, to say the least.  

The symptoms might be subtle but can be picked out over time  and by observation. 

People with a social anxiety disorder (SAD) generally experience  heightened emotional distress in the presence of people, 

irrespective of whether they are strangers or loved ones. They  can become particularly anxious and stressed out while: 

Being introduced to other people 

Being engaged in conversation, are criticized or judged Driving communication 

Being evaluated 

Meeting people of rank 

Meeting strangers 

Engaging in romantic relationships 

This list is certainly not the entire list, but it does touch the most  common and obvious ones. If you find yourself reserved and  anxious in social gatherings ( speaking in front of a group,  interacting with new people, engaging conversation, eating in  public) and if you find that your anxiety levels increase at the  mere thought and in anticipation of these situations, then you  may be dealing with social anxiety. 

Fortunately, despite being complex, social anxiety is a  surmountable disorder. By making lifestyle changes, you can, in  time, learn of ways to manage your anxiety. You can also learn  ways to approach social events with confidence while allowing  any perceived flaws to go by without prejudice or judgment.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and its Role on  SAD 

Cognitive behavioral therapists (CBT) are now in a position  where they can offer a drug-free approach to dealing with these  issues. There is now enough evidence that CBT is a reliable and  effective remedy for dealing with problems of anxiety and mental  health. The therapy allows you to address your fears and take a  microscopic view of your reactions towards it. It focusses on  addressing the root of the problem with no filters. Not only does  it allow you to get to the source of your anxiety, but it also helps  you to keep it away.  

Here are some ways to overcome social anxiety: 

Gradually approach social situations that challenge your  anxiety and practice staying in these surroundings for as long  as you can. This will allow you to realize that your fears are a  result of your mind going into overdrive and nothing else.  Once you stay in these situations and realize nothing bad can  come out of it, your anxiety will gradually settle.  

Practice doing the things that can challenge your anxiety. Once you realize that isn’t going to turn out all that bad,  make efforts to repeatedly put yourself in these situations. 

 

With time and practice, you’ll begin to overcome your fears  and will be able to work from a calmer space.  

Pause and reflect on your journey now and then. Pause and  reward yourself for the wonderful progress you’ve made. Anxious people tend to be their biggest critics. They also tend  to analyze the before and after of every situation, adding to  their anxiety. Replace these traits with self-assuring habits  such as rewarding and congratulating. The more you talk to  yourself and tell yourself that you are doing well, the more  comfortable in your skin you are likely to become.  Practice socializing. Reach out to your loved ones. Let them  know about your concerns and lean on them for support.  Socializing has had a direct link to lower rates of anxiety and  depression and can do you a world of good.

 

                     Chapter 6 – Eating Disorder 

It is common for people to generalize the contributing factor(s)  that lead a person to develop an eating disorder. Their reasoning  is often misinterpreted and one-dimensional. Many people are  quick to assume that eating disorders are a result of people  wanting to chase after the so-called “ideal” or size-zero bodies.  While this can be a contributing factor and needs to be addressed  for its detrimental implications, it isn’t the only one. 

Eating disorders can have many causes. It, much like any other  mental health issue, can develop due to a gamut of biological and  social factors. According to the National Eating Disorders  Association, eating disorders can develop through a combination  of genetic disposition, types of personalities, and environmental  factors.  

Research indicates that some people are born with a higher risk  of developing an eating disorder at a later age in their life. Now, when this predisposed vulnerability is combined with  environmental factors such as anxiety caused by a traumatic  experience and/or uncongenial social environment, an 

 

individual can rapidly be pushed to a state where he struggles to  have a healthy relationship with food.  

Anxiety, low self-esteem and poor mental health remain the  leading reasons for people to develop an eating disorder. The  desire to fit into the ideal body-type comes much later. 

To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to know if  someone is struggling with their eating habits. 

In a society that has a somewhat distorted definition of health  and doesn’t speak openly about mental health struggles, the  signs that there might be something deeper to a person’s eating  habits is often dismissed and, even at times, praised. For  instance: 

A person obsessed with exercise and calorie counting is often  appreciated for their dedication and willpower. 

A picky eater is dismissed as being someone who has a finer  taste for food.  

And so, in a way, society appreciates and even shifts the concept  of picky eating and calorie counting. This is where we have it  completely wrong. Eating disorders hold the highest mortality  rate of any other mental illness. That is why early detection and  intervention is the key to helping someone recover and thrive. 

 

Here are some warning signs that might suggest that someone  could be struggling with disordered eating:  

You find yourself consumed by or completely disinterested in  food. Both are extremes and both are equally damaging to  your health. 

You adhere to a strict diet and/or exercise plan and don’t leave  any room for cheat days. 

You’re obsessed with your weight and size and a slight change  in it can send you into an anxiety attack.  

While these are some of the more obvious signs, they certainly  aren’t the only ones. If you think your anxiety is taking over your  ability to have a healthy relationship with food, then its time you  sit back and address these issues.  

The Role of Nutrition in Controlling Symptoms of  Anxiety 

When it comes to controlling the symptoms of anxiety, what you  eat can ultimately determine how your day is likely to go.  Incorporating healthy eating habits can mean the difference 

between experiencing the worst of your nightmares and a sense  of calm. In general, experts suggest: 

Consuming smaller but regular meals 

Choosing whole grains and good carbohydrates instead of  processed grains and complex carbohydrates 

Avoiding refined or artificial sugar as well as canned or  packaged foods 

Consuming herbal tea instead of caffeine-rich drinks Avoiding alcohol 

Getting your daily dose of multi-vitamins 

Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as nuts,  seeds and cold-water fish 

Consuming probiotics and fermented foods  

Staying well hydrated 

Exercise as an Anti-Anxiety Treatment 

Exercising regularly can help alleviate triggers of anxiety. If you  suffer from anxiety and haven’t already engaged in regular  exercise, then it’s time you consider incorporating physical  activity into your daily routine. 

 

Yoga in combination with breathing and meditation techniques  decreases anxiety-driven symptoms while allowing you to be  mindful of your thoughts and feelings. Likewise, Tai Chi can  reduce stress and blood pressure while improving self-esteem  and mood. Additionally, general aerobic exercises such as  walking, running, cycling and swimming work wonders at  controlling overall anxiety-driven symptoms. Your best bet is to  find a routine that suits your interests and convenience. 



Chapter 7 – Anxiety and its Ill-Effects  on Sleep 

Anxiety and disturbed sleep patterns are closely linked. People  with insomnia, for instance, are at a much higher risk of  becoming anxious than those who get a good night’s sleep.  

Likewise, with people who experience chronic anxiety, poor  sleep over a continuous period can mess with a person’s mind  space and emotions. Anxiety itself is associated with sleep  disturbances such as reducing the quantity of restorative slow 

wave sleep the individual gets each night.  

Sadly, this lethal combination is more common than  you think it is. 

Forty-three percent of Americans say anxiety and stress have  radically altered their relationship with sleep. As a result, they  say they lie awake at night at least once a month. One of the most common problems with falling asleep is that people just can’t  switch off their minds.  

So, despite being tired and sluggish all day, your mind goes on a  rant and doesn’t stop the moment you lay in bed and hope to  sleep. Suddenly, the overactive mind starts pulling up memories  from the past, your pain triggers are pressed, and the next thing  you know, your tank of angst is full to the brim.  

If you’re experiencing anxiety in any form, depression, financial  worries, panic attacks, trauma, phobia, emotional and/or  physical turmoil, there’s a good chance you might be  experiencing disturbed sleep patterns.  

Here are some warning signs that can tell you if your anxiety is  interfering with your nighttime sleep patterns:  

You have trouble falling or staying asleep 

You feel tired during the day  

Have physical discomfort such as muscle and joint pain,  breathing difficulties, restlessness, sweaty palms, tightened  chest, and/or numbness while trying to sleep  

Have difficulty paying attention, feel sleepy, but can’t sleep,  and are easily irritable If these situations sound familiar to you, then you’ll be happy to  know that there are ways to soothe your mind and fall asleep. 

Create a nighttime routine that encourages positive  distractions. 

Focusing all your attention on how you can’t get to sleep will only  make the problem look and feel bigger. Instead, create a  nighttime imagery routine that engages and distracts your  senses.  

For instance, close your eyes and picture a nice warm day at the  age. Think about water. See them. Touch them. Can you taste the  salt from it? 

These kinds of imagery can help transfer your mind into a place  of calm. When the mind becomes calm, it becomes happy and  will gradually reduce its rant and let you sleep in peace. 

 

Practice Nighttime Mindfulness 

Anxiety is the mind’s defense mechanism to a short-term  emergency crisis. Insomnia and poor sleep come with the  territory. The stress you feel might stem from insecurities of  being judged, ridiculed or isolated even more.  

As negative as these feelings might be, your mind is more than  capable of handling the situation when you train it to be mindful  of its thoughts. Now, we understand that this might not be easy  for many of us. However, in time and with practice, you can train  your mind to do as you wish. Practicing meditation can help you  achieve exactly that.  

Focus on Your Breath 

You define your life by the choices you make, every single hour  of your life. If you can slow the flow of your thoughts and utilize  the time in between to rationalize your choices, you’ll realize that  nothing in life is worth stressing about.  

The key is to shift your mind towards a state of “mindfulness” so that you bring it back to the present every time it slips away. 

 

Staying mindful of your breathing patterns will help you find a  way to settle your thoughts and overcome all that might be  stressing you out presently. As a result, you’ll be able to zone out  of situations that breed negativity and distress. And  consequently, you’ll also be able to get plenty of good sleep.



Conclusion 

Now that you’ve gained insight on ways anxiety might be slowly  eating away your life, we urge you to make the efforts to  incorporate the changes. The choices you embrace can help you  achieve a greater sense of self and calm. Simply put, they can  help you be a better version of yourself.  

Remember that there’s always a way out of any anxiety-driven  thought and feeling that you might be experiencing. Most  importantly, remember that you are not alone. The whole world  is waiting to discover and befriend you. All you need to do is meet  them half-way.

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