Anxiety, a word thats become more than common for most of us in past few years. And the reasons are truck loads! Not to forget the leading ones – stress and lack of sleep. While we generally look for solutions outside, there actually are some quick fixes that we either disregard or dont pay attention to. So, here are 9 anxiety related advice that you should know but probably nobody has told you yet; for life is as simple or complicated as you make it!
Everybody’s on the same boat
Okay, maybe a boat sounds too small. Everybodys on the same cruise then! Though your situation might seem like one of a kind and the battle that youre fighting is gargantuan; believe us when we say this, You Are Not Alone. You are unique, everybody is. But the fact that all of us have at least a bitty bit of anxiety now and then, cannot be sidelined. Its anxiety and can hit anyone, anytime it feels like. So just take a chill pill, would ya?
Master control keys are not always with you
Its okay to not be able to manage everything. Some situations are out of control and theres not much you can do about it. Stressing about it will simply make you feel worse; leave alone handling the situation. In hostile conditions like these, try to take a step back to rethink – question yourself if theres anything you can do. Clear the fog in your mind and workout a viable solution. If theres nothing you can do then just sit back and relax. For stressing and anxiety is going to get you nowhere!
Give it your best and forget the rest
One of the best and sanest advice for anybody whos prone to getting stricken by anxiety is this! You just need to concentrate on doing your best in every situation. And the rest will fall into place itself. If its not falling into place then Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost. And like we already said, if you cant do anything else, then just dont stress.
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Burn it off
We hope you have that bestie to talk to but what if you wake up in the dead of the night feeling the intense emotional rather mental debris of unconnected thoughts that are pretty hard to ignore? While we wish this doesnt happen to you, we also believe in keeping a cure handy. So heres one for you. Remember Jab We Met? How Aditya tells Geet to burn off her worries? Well, we hate to say it but it kind of works! You could also buy yourself a beautiful anti-anxiety gift. Wondering what? Punching bag! Hang it and punch the life out of it. Its going to be a highway to a better health, both mental and physical!
Scribble the balderdash
Dont hate us for this but heres another one for the road. While what you think when youre stricken by anxiety might seem very valid at that point of time it might not seem a big deal later. But that said we dont want to just talk out of a box. Give it a shot and write it! Keep a diary. Write everything you feel. A page or paragraph or even a word would do you a lot of good. Why do we think thisll work? Well, the mind doesnt work hard to remember what it knows is already there some place safe. So you just write it and forget it. Its like parking your stress in some place safe. Youll most probably just smile at yourself when you read it next.
Sometimes, anxiety can actually pay off
We are not even kidding! Remember how during the boards, our parents would be after us to keep everything ready? We were busy worrying about what wed write in the paper. Well, guess what? Mostly it helps to be extra careful. So next time you feel anxiety hitting you in the back of your head, make a list of everything and check them one by one. This way you are sure that theres nothing missing and your stress doesnt have anymore room.
The best therapy for your anxiety is not really medication. Meds are required but when anxiety is super high. But for instant relief meds will take time. So what to do when anxiety strikes and youre in the middle of it? Do therapy yourself. Clear your mind and count until 10. Take deep breath. Sip coffee. Whatever works for you. Some people also find calm in the loo! No kidding. You need to find a solution for yourself.
That bag of wafers doesnt do you any good!
Ever had that situation where anxiety gets the better of you and you walk to the closest store to pick some super, calorie rich food just to comfort yourself? Beat it! It wont work. And we are no kidding. While gorging on comfort foods might seem very comforting it weighs you down more than you think. All that settles on your waist and the guilt that follows, lets just not get there! No unhealthy stuff, no matter what! Period.
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Do not Google
Though like most of you even we like to google for stuff we advise against it. Anxiety is getting to you and you try googling your symptoms of panic attacks. Heres what happens! Google will throw at you all the search results and more often than not you end up with something grave; when its not really the case. If you are really worried about whats happening to you consult with you physician instead.
So here were 9 secret advice. We know you knew most of them but we had to tell you anyway. *wink* After all, we care. If you know someone who needs these advice then dont forget to like and share. And of course if theres something that you do for yourself then share it with us in the comment section below.