The number of people suffering from anxiety and depression has unfortunately sky-rocketed even in just the last ten years. They may lack anxiety coping skills. (tips for dealing with anxiety)
World events, ever-increasing demands to live fast-paced, non-stop lives. Social media tends to make people compare their lives to others, times of recession. All of these and more are likely culprits for why so many individuals now find themselves wrestling with the beast of anxiety. So, how to deal with anxiety and stress?
But there is hope. There are methods you can begin right now to help you cope with anxiety when it comes. If you want to know how to control anxiety attacks and how to get rid of anxiety naturally, keep reading as we review simple tips you can do at home.
Then whether you want to find success and not using the anxiety self-help tips for dealing with anxiety without medication. You should still consider talking with a therapist to help ensure a proper foundation for staying mentally healthy and strong.
As a qualified clinical hypnotherapist & cognitive behaviour therapist, I have helped many people learn how to deal with anxiety attacks without the use of medication. You can schedule your free 30-minute session with me. Discover how hypnotherapy could help you learn how to overcome anxiety and depression.
How to Overcome Anxiety and Fear
For those who wish to avoid the often potentially harmful depression and anxiety medications, there are options. Many have found themselves capable of dealing with anxiety without medication. When they practice some of these mental exercises and habits (anxiety coping skills list).
Try one or all to see which ones help you overcome your anxiety:
- Exercise: Physical exercise has incredible physical AND mental health benefits. When you exercise, the brain releases chemicals and hormones that cause relaxation and feelings of well-being and happiness. Physical exercise also decreases stress hormones. And helps the body get rid of toxins that could be contributing to an overall sense of poor physical and emotional health.
- Self-soothe: When you feel anxiety coming on, learn methods to soothe and calm yourself down, such as:
- Remind yourself that you will be okay and that this anxiety will pass – it won’t stick around indefinitely.
- Practice deep breathing and count as you breathe. The action of deep breathing does actually soothe the brain. Counting will distract your thoughts from dwelling on your fears.
- If someone came to you about fears or anxiety, odds are you could think up a couple of phrases of encouragement & comfort. Do the same for yourself, instead of feeding your anxiety with negative thoughts.
- Avoid anxiety-inducing foods and substances: Unfortunately, there are many substances in the average diet that can instigate or contribute to anxiety. These include caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine is contained in foods and drink such as coffee, sodas, tea, chocolate, etc & can trigger panic attacks, trembling, shaking. Having a healthy diet, in general, will also contribute to a healthy gut. Many studies have discovered is very important for mental health. So try cleaning up your diet in multiple areas.
- Journal: Many times, keeping our fears and anxieties in our heads causes them to perpetuate and keep us from being able to move on. But when we write things down, our minds tend to relax and allow them to be let go more easily. To that end, start a journal where you write out your fears and anxieties. This will help your mind to stop fixating on them. It also helps the more logical part of your brain see that these fears are often unwarranted. Further, keep a journal for positive things or a gratitude journal. Spend time every day writing about good things that happened and that you are thankful for.
- Distract: While an anxiety attack often makes us want to be alone, that is actually the least helpful thing. It gives us room to fixate and be consumed by our fears. Instead, distract yourself. If you can, go out with friends, go to that event you had planned. Or even turn on a comedian’s podcast or show. Do something that distracts and redirects your thoughts.
It is OK to Seek Help
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While there are many methods for controlling your anxiety at home. But if you are struggling to figure out how to deal with anxiety attacks and fear in your life, there is no shame in seeking professional help.
If you feel like you need a boost in your journey to overcoming anxiety, contact me to arrange your free 30-minute consultation today.