Methods to get relief from Anxiety

Anxiety is perhaps one of the biggest ailments of the modern times which is effecting millions of people across the globe. Though medically it is just a simple condition of an alarmed mind, this ailment is responsible for causing other severe physical as well as mental disorders.

Naturally speaking, the best and easiest cure for anxiety is very simple: exercise! Although easily overlooked, the great majority of anxiety sufferers would be greatly improved by a mild, regular exercise program. Get your blood flowing through your veins, Get your lungs working, Get your heart beating. This will release massive amounts of endorphins improving outlook and reducing anxiety almost immediately.Probably the most common natural anxiety relief method would be meditation and deep breathing exercises.

No, this does not mean that when anxiety takes a hold of you, you need to immediately try to put yourself in a meditative state (Although immediately starting deep breathing exercises could prove helpful during an anxiety attack). Rather, it means you should integrate meditation exercises into your daily health regimen.

The things which bring up your tension and also which are under high priority need a mixture of medication, some counseling and self healing methods. Perseverance and hard work are needed to reach the best anxiety relief. The mental imbalance and environmental factors that has been accumulating all these years causes the person to suffer with serious anxiety.

Persons who truly suffer from an anxiety disorder may feel anxious a large percentage of the time without any apparent reason at all. In some cases, the person impacted may become so uncomfortable it is difficult for them to function. Because of the anxiety they experience, they may eventually withdraw from everyday activities.To keep stress at bay for longer periods of time you might want to look at your lifestyle. Eliminate excess stressors in your life such as flagrant spending if money is a stress point or lose the negative friends if drama and fighting are a constant part of your life.

Sometimes simply beginning an aerobic exercise routine three times a week will completely dispel anxiety or panic attacks and is a great form of natural anxiety relief.

When you are having an anxiety attack you are probably thinking about how you’re feeling and wondering what will happen. You are not alone. It is difficult not to think about the sensations and fears that anxiety causes. The more you think about your attack, the more severe it will get and the longer it will last.Some people think that alcohol and drugs will take the edge off stress and anxiety.

The truth is, it really can worsen the symptoms of anxiety. Reaching for a drink to calm your nerves could actually make you feel more anxious and even depressed. Not to mention, alcohol consumption has been proven to interfere with sleep and can contribute to insomnia. If you rely on a drink to conquer your anxiety, you could just be gaining another problem.

Quick Stress Relief Tips

When you’re feeling really stressed out, you need to manage your stress quickly and effectively.  When you’re feeling like you’re about to “blow your top” or you’re hanging by a thread, or if you are just feeling completely overwhelmed, you need to do something to relieve your stress and you need to do it quickly.

When you’re feeling stressed out, you are not in a good state, and you need to change your state of mind and change it quickly. Usually you don’t have a lot of time, so you need something that you can do in 5 minutes or less.

 The first thing that I do when I’m feeling very frustrated or overwhelmed or I feel the anger building is to take a deep breath – a real deep breath.  Then I do it again nice and slowly, relaxing my whole body as I breathe.  Then I do one or more of the following:

Continue to breathe deeply and slowly for a few minutes, feeling more and more relaxed as I breathe.  I concentrate on breathing in the good energy and breathing out the bad, negative energy.

Smile.  

It’s amazing how something as simple as a smile can really change your state of mind and give you a new perspective on your problem or challenge. When you start smiling , it’s hard to stay angry, frustrated, depressed, or overwhelmed for long, if at all.

Move. 

 You can get up and stretch, take a short, brisk walk, or do some brief exercises, including various stretches, yoga, isometric exercises, etc. Just changing your position, i.e., standing up when you’ve been sitting for a long time, is very helpful most of the time, and very easy to do.

Rest and relax for 5 minutes.

Sit in a comfortable chair and relax all your muscles deeply or go lie down for a few minutes if you can.  Breathing deeply and slowly is part of this relaxation routine.

Laugh.  

Think of something funny or something that really amuses you and enjoy it for a few minutes.  You could keep a joke book handy and pick it up and read a couple jokes or funny stories out of it.

Change your perspective on a problem. 

 Start thinking about a problem as an opportunity instead of a roadblock and see how this benefits you.  In NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) this is known as reframing.  Remember, don’t sweat the small stuff … and the corollary: it’s ALL small stuff.  That’s a helpful philosophy to remember when you need some quick stress relief.

I hope that these quick stress relief methods are helpful to keep in mind.

There are many that you can use to help keep yourself on an even keel and to stay productive and in a good frame of mind.  What are some of your favorite methods or tactics when you’re feeling really stressed out and in need of some quick stress relief.

How to Manage Stress: Stress Relief Tips

We all experience more or less stress every day.  If you’re living the life you want to live, then most of your days will be very fulfilling and you’re probably not going to be bothered by stress or distress.  You will still have stress in your life, because it’s part of living, but it’s not going to be likely to bother you to any great extent or to be a setback for you.

You learn to handle challenges as they come up  and most of the dousing “water” just rolls off your back.  People who handle their day-to-day stress well keep everything in perspective and they have a plan in life.  They’ve set goals and they work toward achieving them.  They aren’t troubled by minor setbacks, and most setbacks seem minor to them.  The ones that don’t, may give them pause, and may present a more formidable challenge, but it causes them to look at things anew and gain a fresh perspective, maybe seek some help or counsel.

People who are generally managing their lives very well may not notice certain stresses or stressors building up and affecting them more than they think.  They may not notice them until things start to seem a bit overwhelming or even a lot overwhelming.  When this happens, they are going to need some serious stress relief.  They will need to take some time to regain their balance and perspective.

 It is with this in mind that I offer these stress relief tips.

Live in Your Body –

This may seem like a very odd stress relief tip because everyone lives in their own body, right?  Some people don’t act like they do.  You need to maintain your awareness of what is going on in your body. You need to own it and take care of it. Nurture your body so it can get you where you need to go.

Some people get so caught up in what they are doing, that they forget about themselves: they don’t eat properly, they don’t go to the bathroom when they should because they’re ignoring the signals or trying to ignore them, they don’t take deep breaths, shift their position, or correct their posture when they really need to, and they don’t take frequent breaks to walk around and just relax when they are ultra-focused on a task.

Remembering to take deep, relaxing breaths is an especially good stress reliever when you start to feel tension building.

The corollary of “Live in your Body” is my next stress relief tip:

Maintain Your Awareness – 

Stay in touch with your environment and maintain your awareness of yourself and your surroundings at some level when you are getting wrapped up in a task.  It can be a little tricky to stay attuned to other peoples’ feelings, and especially tricky if some of those other people have very negative feelings like fear, jealousy, or anger, and you’re trying to keep everything very positive and work with these people.  It can be tricky to stay attuned but not let their negative emotions override your positive ones.

You want to spread the “Good Vibrations” to everyone, and not let yourself be brought down by some “Bad Vibes.”  If you’re a sensitive person, which really means that you’re tuned in to other people, you will pick up on a lot of negative emotions throughout the day, or at least during a typical week.

 If you don’t maintain your awareness, you may start to misinterpret the negative emotions as your own, rather than realizing that you’re just sensing someone else’s feelings.

Give Yourself Credit – 

Too often we pick on ourselves and beat ourselves up over silly things.  We do far better for ourselves and others when we really appreciate ourselves and give ourselves the credit that we deserve for working hard and trying to do our best.  We tend to be far harsher critics of ourselves than anyone else ever is.  We really need to give ourselves a break and appreciate and love ourselves for who we are, complete with our many foibles and imperfections.

We are perfectly imperfect.  That’s really all you can ever do perfectly, is be imperfect, i.e., human.  That is a part of being human.  If you don’t love being imperfect, you really cannot love yourself.  Period.  That’s the end of that story.  So, if you think otherwise, think again.  

We’ve only just scratched the surface on the Stress Relief Tips.  There will be more to come … (to be continued).