Strategic Way of Coping Anxiety brought by Stress
Stress is overwhelming
Stress can affect your health. Not all stressor can cause bad on your health. We often coin the term "stress" in our daily life to refer bad happenings. Well, there are actually two types of stress, the eustress and the distress. Eustress is the good stress that has positive impact on you. Eustress helps us to be motivated in our goals. The surge of adrenaline when we go for extreme sports is a great example of eustress. On the other hand, distress is what mostly people refer to as what really "stress" is. Distress causes anxiety and has bad effects on our health. If you are not able to handle distress well it may lead up to mental and physical problems. Hyperstress is a stress in which you are overwhelmed by deadlines and pile of work. Hypostress is the result from boredom and apathy.
Your Brain on Anxiety and Stress
Strategies in Coping Anxiety
Accept the Potential Fear or Pain
To reduce the anxiety, you need to accept the potential pain brought by the circumstances. By doing it you can alleviate the stressors and reduce the anxiety.
Stop being in-denial
One of the best defense-mechanisms that is commonly used by the people to avoid the painful feelings or events in their lives that they don't wish to happen. The moment you face your problems, you should face it with all of your strength. The more you deny the more it'll trigger the stressors and worsen your anxiety.
Face the Threatening Situation
By accepting the pain, you can be able to face the threatening situation. By the means of doing it, you can come up with more smart ideas and ways on how you should act in the situation that makes you anxious. It's also a way of building your self-confidence and a stepping stone on mastering your skills in coping anxiety and handling different stressors.
Let your Feelings Out
You can lessen your tension after expressing your feelings. You can be able to realize the things that should be done to make things work. Sense of practicality will start to pop-up in your mind that will make you more focused on making more concise decisions and better solutions.
Make a plan of Action and Follow it
Know what has to be done and set aside your worries. After letting your feelings out, build a strategic step by step plan on how to solve your problem. After planning, do the necessary steps to figure out what action should be taken. In this way, your anxiety will be lessened and gradually vanish. In doing this step, the negative stresses will be replaced by eustress for it'll make you motivated in finding smart solutions.
After planning and taking actions to settle everything, you should compromise to fully settle everything and also to get something positive from the situation. You are now ready to forget your anxiety and move on from your stressors and make a change for a happier life.
- Never try to reduce anxiety by taking drugs
- Never alleviate anxiety by smoking more, drinking alcohol and binge eating
- you should not avoid people around you
- Stop being in denial
Coping Stress and Anxiety
- Ask a family member for moral support
- See the positive sides of the situation
- Understand the situation
- Handle the stressors with an open mind
- don't step back from situation and be more objective to finally get rid of anxiety