Anxiety is something that is not uncommon and I think it’s fair to say that most of us would admit there is at least one thing that makes us anxious. However, there are different levels of anxiety and whilst it might not be anything worse than just worrying about the traffic on the way to work for some people; for others it may be something that plays a major part in their life.
Issues with anxiety can be crippling for these people as it affects every aspect of their life and makes them feel like they can’t even leave the house at times. I’m sure you will agree that this is no way to live your life and so it is important to quash these anxieties and regain control over your life. Here are 5 ways to conquer your concerns.
Write It Out
Anxiety can soon build up inside us and before you know it you are ready to burst with a world full of doubt and worries. However, giving your anxiety a controlled route out is a great way to ease the build-up. Things can get mixed up in your head and can bounce around getting worse and worse and so it can help to get them written down on paper. Document your concerns so that you can get your head around them better and understand them more, but don’t forget to document the good things too. This can help you to realise that things are not as bad as they often feel.
Find Your Rock
Life is so much better when you have someone you can share it with and this works exactly the same for anxiety issues. Find someone that you can trust, whether it’s your partner, a friend or someone you barely know but that understands what you are going through, and talk things through with them. Sometimes even just vocalising your worries can put them into context and make everything feel a little better. Your rock will be vital to you getting over your distresses.
It’s worth pointing out that we are not talking about hypnotism but hypnotherapy. Hypnotism is usually personified by a stage act that is used predominantly for entertainment purposes whereas hypnotherapy is a viable form of treatment for a number of issues. By taking part in some easy hypnotherapy for anxiety you will be able to remove the initial cause of your anxieties and learn techniques on how to deal with them effectively. The hypnotherapy will help you discover which situations you are anxious in as well as those in which you have more confidence and use this information to defeat your doubt.
Discover Your Triggers
This can either be done with the help of hypnotherapy or simply by monitoring your own anxiety patterns, but either way you need to learn what is causing your concerns. It may be something in what you eat or drink such as caffeine, it may be to do with how much sleep you get or it could be certain situations you put yourself in, but once you know you can control how often these circumstances occur and avoid them where possible.
There are many natural remedies that may be worth a try in your quest to reduce your anxiety but some have more medicinal values than others. A good one to try is magnesium supplements as when the body is deficient of this chemical stress levels are increased which can lead to anxiety. A word on natural remedies though; these only offer a short term solution to a problem that is still going to occur in the long term. If you are looking for a more permanent treatment then you would perhaps be better off giving hypnotherapy a go.
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Chris Mayhew has had problems with anxiety in the past and used some of these methods to help ease the issue. He would especially recommend hypnotherapy from Fix My Mind who are based in London.