What Is Anxiety and How Can You Overcome It?
Have you ever suffered from anxiety? A lot of people would say yes, but many of those same individuals might not know exactly how to define it. And if you don’t know what something consists of, it’s quite hard to find a solution. Natural remedies, relaxing plants, emotional therapies, physical exercise, nutritional supplements…
There are lots of good tips for how to reduce anxiety, but in this article, we’ll explain exactly what anxiety is, which will lead us to the one way you can remove it from your day-to-day life, thus improving your emotional and physical health in the most natural, efficient way possible.
It’s not your enemy
Usually, whenever we suffer from a health-related problem, whether it be physical or emotional, we tend to react as if this problem were our enemy. However, numerous specialists of natural medicine have explained that the body always tends to attempt survival, which is why it brings bad habits to our attention with sensations that we have come to know as illnesses.
For example, if you have a fever, your body is telling you that its temperature has gone up to fight off harmful germs that want to make you sick.
If you have a headache, you might be doing too much mental work, or your body may be saturated with toxic substances.
Similarly, anxiety comes to the surface so that you can learn something about yourself.
It’s a messenger
Anxiety has appeared in your life to tell you something that you’re denying, something you don’t want to hear or accept, but something that, deep down, you know is true. Do any of the following statements sound familiar to you?
- I don’t truly enjoy what I do
- I feel overwhelmed, I’m working beyond my limits
- Something is keeping me from being happy
- I’m not doing what I want to do
- I care too much about what my friends and family think of me
- I find it hard to take on responsibilities or commitments
- I want to make a big change in my life, but I’m too scared
- I feel like I’m not in control of my life
People who suffer from anxiety tend to experience some of these feelings, but most of them have never been able to seriously consider the impact of these sensations, or maybe have never even paid attention to them.
So, what is it?
That’s why we can say that anxiety is a self-defense mechanism, an intelligent way of speaking to yourself, of making yourself listen to what’s going on in your body and mind. If you suffer from anxiety, you should know that you will have to make some kind of change. A real change related to your surroundings, your lifestyle or the people around you.
Until you are able to make a change, you won’t be able to get rid of the anxiety in your life, no matter how many conventional or natural treatments you try.
Fear of anxiety
One of the greatest problems for people who suffer from anxiety is the fear they have of this condition. When they feel themselves becoming nervous, they become even more anxious. Once you realize this and are able to stay calm, you will have come a long way.
We may experience trembles, sweating, coldness, a fast heart rate, stuttering, shortness of breath, poor vision, or dizziness. What can you do during this moment of crisis? Sit down, take a deep breath, and don’t make it out to be more than it is. Once you’ve calmed down, you can reflect on what caused your anxiety attack.
Your body will start sending you warning signs before your first anxiety attack. If you learn to recognize these signs, you’ll be able to prevent future anxiety:
- Tendency to get sick often
- Impatience and lack of control
If you suffer from any of these symptoms or have started to notice a rising sensation of anxiety, we recommend that you start thinking about making some life changes. This will allow you to reduce your anxiety in a natural way, improve your quality of life and prevent other, more serious conditions in the future.
If you learn to observe your body and listen to yourself, your body won’t need to send you these signs so often. There is no greater medicine than putting this into practice and listening to what your body has to say.