Anxiety is a complex feeling because it involves the physical and thoughtful characteristics that come in repeatedly. Physical characteristics are actually very familiar with everyone, such as sweating, or shortness of breath. While the thoughts that arrive usually contain things ranging from reasonable to unreasonable regarding the topic of anxiety experienced. By knowing the physical and mind-related features of anxiety, we can ‘outsmart’ the anxiety we experience from both aspects. Associated with physical characteristics, we can try to reduce the symptoms of anxiety that arise by controlling our physical condition. For example, when our breathing becomes wheezing from the anxiety we experience, we can catch our breath until our condition improves and our anxiety diminishes. Regular breathing will make us get a signal that our anxiety is less than when our breathing is wheezing. By itself, once our breathing becomes orderly, our feelings will become calmer. You can also add overcoming anxiety book to your list and plan, so you will have the bigger chance for your healing, right?
Meanwhile, from the disruptive side of the mind, we can try to confirm our anxiety thoughts by asking others we believe. For example, we can ask and discuss with friends about the content of the mind that makes us anxious, does the mind make sense or tend to be exaggerated and unreasonable? Feedback from others we trust can make us think back more clearly about the thoughts that make us anxious.
Often this effective way helps us realize that our anxiety thoughts are unreasonable, and help us find healthier and more sensible alternatives to thought. If done regularly and consistently, these simple efforts can help us to control our anxiety. Although it may not be able to completely eliminate our anxiety, at least it can help us lower the level of anxiety so as not to interfere with our daily lives anymore.