Getting Beyond Worry
All of us experience anxiety at different times in our lives. Feeling anxious is a very normal response to stressful life events. Feeling anxious and feeling stressed are not the same thing. We have good and bad stress in our lives all the time. It can be difficult to tell the difference. Stress can feel like anxiety, but is very short-term. Anxiety is a response to stress. It doesn’t go away in the short-term, it hangs around and can result in an interference in your social, personal and work life.
If you find yourself feeling:
Feeling of impending doom
Feeling randomly irritable
The good news is anxiety can be managed and even eliminated! With the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or the Family Systems Approach, many of my clients have found relief in just a few sessions. By learning to change your anxious thought patterns, you can learn reduce or eliminate the occurrence and intensity of your anxiety.
Tips For Anxiety Relief
Learn Your Triggers: Most likely there are a number of factors contributing to your anxious feelings. Figure out when the feelings begin, as this is helpful in circumventing them from starting.
Get Exercise: Moving your body and getting your heart beating is healthy, but for people suffering from anxiety, it’s essential. It is also distracting and you produce endorphins, which will make you feel better. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling inside, as well as diminishes pain and also acts as a sedative!
Do Not Isolate: The more you are around others, the more you will be distracted from your anxiety. You may even forget about it! When alone, rumination can take over and make your feelings worse.
Interrupt The Cycle: When feeling anxious, take a walk, call a friend or family member, or start or complete an enjoyable project. The more you sit with your feelings, the larger they will become.
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