We are living in a world that is full of uncertainties. Terrorism, global warming, climate change, lifestyle illnesses and a myriad of other issues plague our society. Online dating has taken the place of true friendships, creating chaos all over. Currently, most individuals desire to show the world how well they’re doing but in reality, a majority of them are drowning in anxiety disorders.
It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious every now and then. Some scenarios where anxiety can show up include:
- When attending an interview
- Before sitting for an exam
- Before making important life decisions
Anxiety disorders are characterized by feelings of anxiety, fear and worry. These feelings are usually so strong that they interfere with one’s daily activities.
Here are the top three things you can do to overcome anxiety disorders as an adult:
- Seek help
If anxiety persistent, you should consider seeking help from a friend, family, physician or therapist. Sharing with someone your overwhelming feelings will definitely help you feel better. Getting professional help should include seeking medication that will help you deal with the anxiety disorder. Joining a support group such as Peace Club will help you meet with other people facing the same challenges. A support group that has professionals will also recommend treatment to help you recover from the anxiety disorders. At Peace Club, we specialize in treating Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, and other chemical and behavioral addictions.
- Healthy living
Personal care will help to deal and manage with anxiety before it grows into a serious mental disease. Eating a healthy balanced diet and exercising daily will you to feel good about yourself as well as maintain your health. There are different types of exercise that you can get involved in such as running, jogging, practicing yoga and many others. Maintaining positive attitude and keeping a journal will also help you to overcome negative thoughts that contribute to anxiety disorders. Alcohol and caffeine intensify feelings of anxiety and trigger panic attacks. To avoid this, limit your alcohol and caffeine intake and replace it with healthy food such as fruits. Hanging out with friends or engaging in activities that you love will also help to alleviate feelings of anxiety. For instance, going out for hiking, listening to music, drawing or painting, getting a massage, volunteering and getting involved in the community will help you to feel more relaxed and at ease.
If writing on a book is not your thing, try using one of the many journaling Apps in your phone or personal computer. Journaling will help you to keep track of your thoughts and behavior in order to find out things that trigger anxiety. Journaling will also help you to write down and track progress with your short term goals that will help you get where you want to be in life. Breaking down your goals into small achievable short term goals will help you to feel less anxious and more motivated.