Anxiety can cripple your confidence and keep you from enjoying your life to the fullest. You may have trouble venturing into new territory, making new friends, or standing up for yourself. If you find yourself suffering from panic attacks or lack self-confidence because your anxiety is so all-consuming, there is help for you.
Discover the Root Causes
There are no doubt reasons for your anxiety. Realizing that is the easy part; pinpointing the cause is harder. You have to figure out your triggers, however. If you realize that you get anxious when you're in larger groups, you might have issues with being introverted. If you only get nervous when you're talking to your boss, you might have a fear of authority. You may even need to decipher your Behavioral Inhibition System, or BIS, which generally points toward a fear of punishment.
Come Up with Calming Techniques
Once you know your triggers, you have a better chance of calming yourself. To do that, however, you have to come up with calming techniques that actually work for you. Some people find it soothing to take deep breaths and count to ten. Others have to take themselves out of a situation until they get hold of themselves. Other calming techniques include:
- Starting a regular exercise routine, so you're boosted by endorphins
- Taking up yoga or Pilates
- Breathing in soothing scents, such as lavender
- Calling up a personal, live phone psychic for real-time help
- Or drinking calming teas, such as chamomile
Seek Help from Others
You can't fight this battle alone. You need people to help you, which is why you should talk to your closest family members and friends about your anxiety. Let them know the situations that make you most uncomfortable, and ask them to help you if they see you panicking.
If your problems are exceptionally severe, you may need more serious help. Talking to a doctor or therapist is extremely helpful, but if you need to-the-minute help with stressful situations, get a psychic reading. Nourishing a good relationship with a personal psychic, whether in person, on the phone, or online, means you'll always have someone there for you.
Let Go of Control Issues
Control is sometimes at the root of anxiety. You must realize that there are things you can't control. If you're a good person who is kind to your friends, compassionate with strangers, hard-working, and loving, then you're doing your job. You can't control the weather, your manager's behavior, or other people's reactions to things. Focus on what you can control and let go of everything else.
Learn How to Embrace the Positive
If you can do that, you'll have an easier time embracing the positive things in life. Going with the flow will become much easier. It will take time and effort on your part, but success is within reach.
Don't let anxiety cripple your confidence and keep you from enjoying your life. How do you deal with panicky episodes in your life?