Everybody knows what anxiety is. Infact, it is a very positive aspect of life and it helps to cope with various problems in life. But if you have an anxiety disorder, how to cope with it?
"Anxiety" comes from "anticipation"-- the "maybe" or "what if." It is a misinformation that we need to "get ahead" or "catch up." The truth is, the momentum of our lives takes care of all of that. We find far more abundance, joy and vitality in simply being present, in the moment, moment-to-moment.
An exercise, if you will:
Close your eyes, lie on your back in a quiet place and in comfort. Take three deep breaths, focusing more on breathing out all you can than breathing in (your lungs take care of that). Place your hand on your heart, experience its warm light, envision nothing but blackness, and imagine a circling blue light that forms a circle. As you continue deep breathing, allow your circle to cycle out beyond you to all-- as far across this earth as you can imagine. Hear their breathing, know the warmth of their love-- KNOW you are NEVER ALONE. Open yourself to Joy, give yourself permission to parent the beloved child inside of you.
You were born with love, giving, joy, and Light. Let your light shine. Create something everyday. Celebrate the wondrous gifts you've been given and SHARE-- without expectation.
Love & Light!
Yes, breathing exercises are one great way to calm the autonomic nervous system. I do something called Pranayama, or "yogic breathing". Just Google it and check it out. I have an app on my iPhone that I use. It's really simple and effective. I always do it before I meditate to get myself in the right place, but it can be incorporated into a busy day quite easily. Good luck, and do physical stuff too, especially cardio. Endorphins are wonderful things. Good luck.
hi philip, hope you are well.
deep breathing helps also. or an intake of breath for 7 seconds and breathing out slowly and blowing out at the last breath. do this cycle 3x and it helps. oxygenating the brain helps oxygen to flow through the bloodstream. I think exercise is essential and getting out of the house, or wherever you may happen to be feeling anxious. sometimes just stepping outside and breathing the air helps, feeling the air on your skin.
I think when people are spending too much time isolated from people, you may feel disconnected. it helps to have someone get you out of your home to help anxiety. I would try everything I could first before meds. I think doctors prescribe them much too easily instead of treating their patients with the proper care.
even our dogs need exercise or they become anxious and irritable. my vet said walking them helps to balance their brain. a dog needs daily exercise. so do people, in some form.
Am well, thank you, Rebekah. Yes, the pranayama involves counting, only the iphone app does it for me, which I like (although I CAN count....lol).
Yep exercise.....Mountain biking for me tomorrow...did 40 miles on the road bike today.
Great to hear from you, as always.
re: anxiety disorder
you've actually mentioned here the connection by yourself i.e. anxiety & health...
Please remember we can influence ourselves via body movements(i.e. exercises/posture etc) via thoughts we think (i.e. we can have a negative chatter as in case of anxiety or a positive one in case we watch a comedy) and via the language we use (positive i.e. 'I am having a great day' or a negative i.e. 'I am unhappy now')
those are 3 easiest ways to start changes... though many of my clients find building their goals around improving their fitness level as the easiest starting point... as that's is something you control easier... and then slowly we work on changing the language and after the thoughts.
Do contact if more help needed x
Bonding with family is a great start. Finding out why you feel the way you do, finding ways to get it under control is another..
thats where your family comes in. Rx, meditation, yoga, finding your happy spot,. Creating awesome images in your mind..
Never give up. Life is great..
Hey yoga, meditation, breathing techniques is very good. But the problem is to find one who can correctly teach us all these. You know there are a lot of yoga teachers all around and lot of art of living classes, but to find the right one, that is a big question. Second is time limit, to find an extra time for all these?
Going to your local library is also an option. You don't need a teacher for my above suggestion. Yoga is just careful straighting,
meditation is seating down on the floor with a eucalyptus scent
in the background and breathe in and out. Not thinking of a thing.
Finding the time to do this is also easy. Just do it. Take a few minutes and go for it. Making reasons not to do, Never an option.
I use the Equal but Opposite Reaction principle.If I'm extra stressing over a work day, I'll do something extra fun for myself later as a reward for getting through it.
Anxiety is definitely difficult to deal with. I can say that physical excercise, in any form, helps me deal with it. If I can just get my mind focused OFF the the anxiety stressor, I do much better. Helping other people is a huge factor in relieving anxiety. It gets the focus off of myself.
I agree. Helping others refocuses one and slows down the continual " fast-forward " state. Stepping out of self and into the world of another lessens anxiety and creates a pause in your life. Anxiety can be exhausting! Be aware of your triggers. Do not let them control your day. Relax, practice deep breathing techniques. Walk. You are in charge. Keep your joy.
Depending on what the anxiety is stemming from, there are different ways of dealing with it.
Coming from experience, serious anxiety disorders need to be dealt with by professionals, but there are many people who can benefit from as little as talking with others, to yoga, or even short therapy sessions.
Some people are even able to control it with meditation and Green Tea!
If it is so bad that you cannot function well in your daily life, than I would look to someone for help. A professional can point you in the right direction.
I agree totally. Panic and Anxiety are in your head though that is the last place you would ever think to look. I had never really had one until a friend I was with had one in a Supermarket. Two of us leaving our trolleys and running. Since then I have done research into what it actually is and managed to control myself and have no more.
If you are feeling out of your depth and unable to cope, I would try to find a therapist do some talk therapy with. If you're uninsured or your insurance doesn't cover therapy, try a local church, community center, or some local non-profits. By calling around you should be able to find some form of low cost therapy. If you have insurance, that makes the process a little easier, well in theory
Anxiety disorders can become serious problems if you try to deal with them alone. Even if you only go to therapy for a few sessions to get some pointers on how to control your anxiety, I definitely think it would be worth it.
If you feel like you're only experiencing mild or situational anxiety then try yoga, Tai Chi or meditation, the focus on deep breathing in all of these disciplines can be very helpful when dealing with anxiety.
Hope this helps...
i practice meditation and deep breathing and avoid things that make me feel anxious like clutter or toxic people.
I was just diagnosed with panic disorder. The Dr. told me to see a therapist, and prescribed some meds. I haevn't taken any yet, nor seen a therapist, but I sure hope it helps.
May sound cliche, but Tai Chi and Yoga. I also quit caring what others think. I operate for my own perfection and bliss.
When you work this one out completely, let me know... I never knew that I had it until my doctor pointed it out to me a while ago. I just thought that I liked to play with my own hands!
I try to stay away from medications but sometimes the very thought of going outside and being among other people is terrifying. I get better than go right back to where I started.
I have found that since I started writing a year ago it has helped a great deal, I am bad at expressing myself orally but I am quite comfortable with the written word.
keep away from things that make you anxious..breathing exercises could help..these form of disorders are countered by mental conditioning and staying away from the stimulus..
Also, check out..
Inspiring music on the browser on Youtube. As well as
yoga and meditation on the browser on Youtube.
Smiles to all
Anxiety can be treated with medication, exercise, changes in diet, bio-feedback, Emotional Freedom Therapy(EFT) http://www.eft-therapy.com/, prayer and meditation and tapping.
Also.. please consider this..
For Those Suffering from Mental Illness.
O HEAVENLY Father, I beseech you to have mercy upon all your children who are living with mental illnesses, [and especially your servant N.]. Restore them to strength of mind and cheerfulness of spirit, and give them health and peace; and if, because of their clouded minds, they are unable to pray for forgiveness of their sins, I pray that you will keep their souls pure and blameless, through the miraculous love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We are root'n for ya . Be around positive people and start talking to your family and family Dr.,. We have faith in you.
Never have an ordinary day.. inspire your world..
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