Anxiety is a state of concern that is normally cannot be explained. Generally speaking, anxiety is when there is no reference to a specific fear of something that is outside of us but it is the expression of some kind of internal emotional conflict.
Roughly one can speak of two types of anxiety: trait anxiety and state anxiety. When speaking of trait anxiety, we mean a person who was from a very early state is his life has felt anxiety and this has become a perennial companion throughout his life, they are usually those people who have temperament that leads to very quick response to the most diverse situations and are easily excitable and slow to relax. On the contrary, state anxiety is when there is an event or a set of them that makes the person responds so anxious at specific moments of her life.
The good news is that anxiety can be reversed and many times without the need to resort to psychotropic drugs but from a series of very simple strategies.
- Take time to undertake everyday tasks. A lot of anxious people continuously move from one place to another; eat without sitting at the table, doing two or three things at once. The problem with doing things like this is that your brain is constantly feeding back the signals your body sends its way, your psychomotor agitation to which you submit and tells the brain are hurried and thus anxious which makes it meets increasing levels of anxiety. When you face the day with anxiety and haste, you are creating a vicious cycle that creates more anxiety. So the first step to combat anxiety is to focus on reducing your daily rhythm.
- Controls Repetitive own anxiety. When you feel anxious,you tend to fidget with objects that are all around you and constantly moving your foot, walked back and forth and any other fidgeting. These behaviors are perceived by our brain and will only exacerbate your anxiety. Therefore, it is important to be attentive to your appearance and learn to control it consciously. Doing so will reduce your anxiety by 20%.
- Do things one at a time. One of the things that increase your state of anxiety is when you know that you do not do things on a timely manner. In many occasions,you simply put off tasks because you do not want to deal with them but in the end it accumulate and become an unnecessary source of tension. When you face the tasks in the same extent that they are presented to you, you will eliminate a source of antigenicin your life.
- Learn to say “no”. Many times anxiety arises because you cannot say “no” and ended up filling us with tasks that do not even allow you to enjoy a free hour a day. The person prone to anxiety must learn to prioritize, determine which tasks are most important and which is definitely not worth the effort. You must remember that interpersonal relationships and helping friends is important in the same way it is ideal to be an effective worker, but to achieve this,you need to be psychologically healthy.
- Reserve an hour a day to devote to activities that you like. Too often does an anxious person take time for himself and this generates some form of frustration because the vast majority of everyday activities are not performing to your liking. When performing a task that you really like your brain releases substances that not only make you feel good but will also relax you.
- Change your way of thinking. On many occasions,an anxious person is also very rigid in his ideas, is a perfectionist and cares too much about the coming events. The truth is that usually these concerns for what is about to come will only cause you more anxiety and restlessness, fear that ultimately have no foundation. To control anxiety, do things leisurely for a change.
- Learn relaxation techniques or join exercises like Yoga or Tai Chi. Sometimes strategies described above are not enough to combat anxiety because it is so deeply established in your personality that when combined with physical exercises like yoga or Tai Chi, which benefit your body and at the same time allows you to rediscover inner peace or techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation or diaphragmatic breathing.
- Finally, remember that to combat anxiety, it is vital to discover what stressors and learn to master the situations that create stress. There are many books and articles online that will help you discover your stressors and how to deal with it a little at a time and hopefully, eliminate it from you forever.