How do you cope with anxiety?
There are days where I just have so much to do and not enough time. I get overwhelmed with my work and getting things done that sometimes I get anxiety. What are your coping mechanisms?
Your anxiety, as far as i can tell, could be caused by poor time management skills. A quick fix would be to make a to do list in the evening, prioratize those tasks and begin checking them of the next day. Slice projects into small manageble tasks and go for it.
delegation and learning to say no are also an important part of time management. I would say that if you are that overloaded that it may be time to organize and prioritize tasks and give some of what you can't handle to others. If this is a work situation, it may be time to have a meeting with everyone to figure out ways to make things more efficient. If it's balancing work at home, chore lists can be immensely helpful.
I am always chronically busy, but I've found I manage it better when I make myself a priority. I take an hour a day to exercise and I practice meditation as well a few minutes daily - both are amazing for relieving stress and anxiety and clearing the mind. A clear mind can always get more accomplished. good luck
I am not looking for advice, I am just wondering what do other people do as coping mechanisms for high stress/anxiety. I am perfectly fine and content in my busy world but we all have "those days" that can definitely be stressful.
I take a step back and breath, listen to some music. If something is causing me stress, I take care of it later. There are times when stress must be displaced and one must focus. I know this can be difficult, but if you live in a world where people depend on you, showing stress is not an option.
Depends on the cause of anxiety. Test anxiety? Breathing exercises and reciting a mantra (it's different for each test). Social anxiety? Pinching the fleshy part of my left hand to get me back into reality or to calm down. Sometimes I imagine a best friend being there. He would absolutely go nuts over smaller things and I would laugh at his reaction instead of getting upset myself. Anxiety over deadlines? Still working on the procrastination problems.
How I cope with anxiety? Meditation. If there is a really stressful test or project coming up, then I make time to calm myself down and meditate. Sometimes just listening to soothing music can also help.
For my anxiety disorder, I make time to meditate every day and I be sure to capture every thought and analyze it before I produce a reaction. Think of how you to understand cravings and feelings your having and understand that there is always an initial thought "I desire a candy bar!" (or something ), which thought has no power it is simply a thought. What actually has power is the REACTION to the thought. For instance, you may think that because you had a longing for something bad that "it's all likely to come back" or "I won't be able to endure this". Try to eliminate these mental poison as they are the root of your anxiety. You'll make it through your eating disorder and you'll be able to throw off the cravings.
I've worked through a severe panic attacks with almost no medical help. It had been a struggle, but I'm quite scared of these medications that they have nowadays with negative effects worse than what they are treating.
Thank you for sharing! I think that your path of using no medication is wonderful. The mind is very powerful and some people don't realize how much power they actually have towards their thoughts. Meditation is such a beautiful thing if understood.
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