Anxious episodes happen in everyone's life,but when it becomes an everyday happening it can be a disease.There's no need to be bogged down by anxiety or be frustrated about it. While everyone's struggle with anxiety is completely unique, there are some helpful things we can try doing to confront our anxiety and work toward improving our health and happiness.
1. Feel comfortable talking about it.
Anxiety is surely not something to be ashamed of. It certainly isn't something you should feel like you have to hide. It is a real mental illness, one that is just as serious as any illness that is more easy to see externally. Be more honest and open about what you're dealing with; you'd be surprised how much of a relief getting everything out in the open can be.
2. Don't apologize for your anxiety.
Never feel like you need to apologize for suffering from an anxiety disorder. There's an unfortunate, but very real, stigma around mental health issues. Instead of spending time apologizing for something that isn't your fault, use that time to work toward confronting your anxiety and finding ways to cope with and overcome it. Don't let anyone (including yourself) shame you.
3.Don't hesitate to seek help.
If you haven't already, consider seeking professional help for your anxiety. For some people, it can be difficult to admit to needing to help. The first step can be learning how to recognise when it's time to ask for it. But professionals are trained to address anxiety disorders — you're (probably) not. There are so many benefits to working with someone who truly understands the illness and has the unique tools to confront your specific circumstances.
4. Take care of your physical health.
Anxiety is directly tied to the state of your physical health. Focus on eating healthy, exercising regularly, and trying activities like meditation and yoga, which can be helpful in easing anxiety. While anxiety can take a huge toll on your physical health, it works the other way as well — your physical well-being can have a positive impact on your mental health.
5.Put focus on yourself.
Put yourself and your mental/physical health first. There's nothing wrong with being on the top of your priority list. Take time to do the things that make you happy and fulfilled. Try new things and explore new ways to confront your anxiety and to find happiness.
6. Be patient.
Some days it may feel like you'll never be OK. Other days you may feel angry because all you want is to feel like yourself again and you simply don't know how to get back there. But you can find peace again; it is possible. Remind yourself that there is hope, even if it doesn't feel that way at the time. Remember to breathe deep, be patient, and keep working for a healthier, happier you.