Things to do to Get Rid of Anxiety
Things to do to get rid of anxiety is not the same as getting rid of the garbage. When you take out the garbage for example, you take it out and it’s gone forever. Getting rid of anxiety is more like the children’s game Whack a Mole. Every time you whack a mole, more come up. Each attempt to fight anxiety, just summons more.
So, stop working so hard at it and just work smarter to overcome anxiety. Below are some things to do to get rid of anxiety.
Anxiety Relief Techniques
He phobias, worry and fears experienced with anxiety many times seem unreasonable and hard to overcome. The reason for that is because there is a trick to anxiety issues. Why do you think it is so hard to solve phobias and fears? It’s because fears actually trick you into acting and thinking in ways that make the problem worse.
Many are misled to try and solve their anxiety problems with ways that make them worse instead of better. You don’t put out fires with gasoline.
Crucial Fears of Anxiety
Below are the crucial fears and typical responses to the six principal anxiety disorders. Although the fears are not the same, each one depends on the same anxiety trick and attracts the same kinds of anxiety symptoms.
Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder
Someone with Agoraphobia and Panic disorder fears a panic attack will incapacitate them in some way; make them crazy, faint or kill them. So then they try desperately to protect from panic attacks by avoiding situations where they feel it may happen, bringing things that may protect them such as cell phones and water bottles. These efforts to lessen panic attacks actually make them worse.
Social Phobia or Social Anxiety
Social anxiety makes someone unreasonably fear becoming judged as inadequate and weak that no one will want to be associated with them. They avoid social situations to save themselves public humiliation. Unfortunately avoiding social situations only leads to more fear rather than less and can also lead to isolation.
This is a pattern of unwarranted fear of some normal activity, situation or object. For example, someone that fears dogs, may think the dog will attack, or have a traffic accident when coming across a dog.
Those that suffer phobias will try to avoid whatever it is they fear. Avoiding the fears will just allow it to continue and also take away freedoms to live their lives to the fullest.
The good news is any phobia is actually very treatable.
OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Someone with OCD experiences invasive, unwanted thoughts, called obsessions that are so insistent they fear the feelings may not stop.
The response to this is to try and stop the feelings using many efforts called compulsions. However, these compulsions become more of a problem than the feelings themselves.
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Someone with Generalized Anxiety Disorder typically worries repetitively and constantly about various possible problems to the point of thinking the worry will give them a nervous breakdown or even kill them. The response to this is usually thought control techniques in hopes to stop thinking about it. Trying to distract themselves from the worry actually makes it worse.
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Someone who has had or witnessed a life-threatening situation fears that the following thoughts and strong reminders of that situation will cause loss of control or even mental illness. Symptoms of fear are so powerful they cause a reaction to that situation they witnessed or experienced. They are actually tricked into a response as if they were warnings of imminent danger, rather than traumatic reminders of something in the past.
When people suffer from anxiety disorders, it is common for them to become depressed over the disruption it causes in their lives. In order to address symptoms of depression in recovery, it is helpful to know how anxiety disorders and depression relate.