Anxiety. What is it? How to deal with it?
In general, a feeling of worry, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome is anxiety. In today’s world, a high-pressure environment, long work hours, missed notifications and e-mails, relationships, looks and peer pressure are some of the main causes of anxiety.
People always say to embrace what you have and you will overcome it. Anxiety is not something beautiful. For some people, it leads to constant nail-biting, panic attacks and overthinking which ultimately becomes the cause of destroyed mental health.
There are several ways of overcoming this horrible feeling,
- Firstly, during anxiety mind is very active, thinking unnecessarily, so at this time, when the mind is weak, one needs to be physically active to think about something else.
- Secondly, understand the fact that the mind will think, that’s what it is meant for, but continuously tell yourself to focus on the positive side of life, think about the good things, if not the good ones then the productive ones rather than what is causing anxiety
- Thirdly, breathing exercises or the practice of the 4th Pranayama where you completely focus on your breath helps remove anxiety, this is a lot like meditation.
- Fourthly, Yoga also helps a lot, as it involves a lot of stretches, a few of them releases happy hormones which leave no room for anxiety.
Lastly, aromatic candles, doodling, singing, dancing, practising and concentrating on what you love also helps. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. So one needs to be aware of what anxiety is and how one can deal with it.