ANXIETY: It is a mental health condition characterized by intense feelings of concern, anxiety, or fear that interferes with everyday activities. It is a Body’s response in a very natural way to stress.
One feels scared as to what is about to come their way in the future. Anxiety can sometimes give you an energy boost or help you concentrate. However, for those who suffer from anxiety disorders, the fear is intense and can be overwhelming. Everybody can feel anxious or can be scared at some or other points of their life.
Anxiety can last minutes, hours, days, or even weeks.
SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY
a. tense feelings of risk, fear, or dread nervousness, restlessness
d. Intense worrying
EXAMPLE: One may feel anxious when it is his/ her first day at the job, or a student may feel anxious before their test.
WAYS TO COPE WITH ANXIETY
a. Self-pampering– Take out some time for yourself, listen to some good music, dance, get a massage, do whatever you like, and enjoy.
b. Healthy food- Have a balanced diet. Do not skip your meals. Include green vegetables and fruits in your diet. Have protein in your diet.
c. Exercise daily– Often, exercise to ensure that oxygen reaches every cell in the body, allowing your brain and body to function at their fullest.
d. Talk to others– Spend time with family or friends. As when you are engaged in some other activities your mind doesn’t go towards negativity. Talking to other people will bring positivity and happiness in your life.
e. Positive attitude– Read positive quotes daily. Stay away from negative thoughts. Surround yourself with people from whom you get positive vibes.
f. Meditation– Do meditation for at least 15-20 minutes daily. Close your eyes and inhale and exhale slowly. Do not think about anything while meditating.
g. Proper sleep– Your body needs proper rest, lethargic body can’t function well. Get proper sleep of 7-8 hours daily.
h. Aromatherapy– Scents like lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood, whether in oil, incense, or a candle, can be very relaxing.
i. Writing– Write down those things which make you feel anxious, or write down your negative thoughts. Once you will write those thoughts, all negativity will go from your brain now.
j. Vacation– If you can go on a short trip. Plan short trips with your friends and family. A change of location will help your mind to relax.