How do I identify anxiety and fear and take control of it?
Last Updated: 07/16/2018 at 10:03pm
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on 7 cups of tea there is a long informational text about anxiety. It will help you to understand what and why you are feeling it.
Anxiety can be identified by a number of symptoms, feeling nervous ,lump in throght, sweaty palm, muscle twiching are some physical signs . Over estimation of danger, under estimation of your ability to cope and fearing something terrible might happen are some emotional signs. To cope with this, practice breathing exercise. Self validation and building confidence will also help . Trust yourself.
Anxiety and fear are not illness itself to control. They are warnings that you are in danger. If you can make the situation not dangerous anymore, anxiety and fear will eventually disappear. For example, if you fear of being laugh by others by doing something, then do it when nobody is there. After you are very good at it, do it in front of people. Because you are used to doing it, high chances that you will succeed and you won't feel dangerous to your image. The fear of being laughed at will be gone.
Everyone is different. You should try speaking to a trusted healthcare provider , counselor or therapist.
Basically fear is the nervousness and shaking that you feel on a particular situation which can be conquered by acting brave or fooling ourselves but anxiety is when you are in a constant state of fear due to some situation or sometimes without any reason. Self help guide https://www.7cups.com/anxiety-help/lesson1.html explains all the possible symptoms of anxiety. As it comes to take control you might prefer to meet a therapist. In case you want to take self control you can do this by relaxing. Talking out your fear with people who understand you. You can always use 7cups for conversations. Sometimes facing those situations is recommended which caused anxiety. And you need not to be alone when you are facing them.
find out your triggers (what event/person/thing brings out this emotion) and then come up with an action plan
Well, first thing is i look for self doubt.. self doubt is a trigger for horrible things. I look for lonely paths that made them who they are today. pass can definitely destroy people and i honestly just want to help them get threw it, i hope these people know that there’s nothing that I️ haven’t experienced myself. I’ve been threw a lot myself. I’m hoping i can you my tools from experience to help someone else out!
For many years I didn't even realize I suffered from anxiety. I just thought the feelings I had were a normal part of life. But then slowly, over time, those feelings became stronger and stronger. I also thought that anxiety manifested itself only mentally. It was a feeling in the mind, or the brain, or whatever you want to refer to us that thing that processes thoughts. But now I realize anxiety is so much more than thoughts. Now I realize it is a combination of mental, emotional, physical and even (depending on the person) spiritual happenings or actions. Sometimes I can feel it as a tingle in my hands, other times it is my heart beating faster, sometimes it might manifest as a headache, other times as thoughts racing around in my head. Sometimes the anxiety makes me want to cry and other times it makes me want to scream or hit an inanimate object, but then other times it just makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry. But this knowledge has helped me to identify when anxiety is present and this is very powerful. Now that I am getting better at identifying it I am also getting better at realizing what these feelings are, which means I can take steps to resolving the anxiety. My old school motto was 'Knowledge is Power' and when it comes to anxiety I think that knowing when anxiety is creeping up on you is an incredibly powerful step in help you on your journey to dealing with it.
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