It is a common thing for someone to feel nervous and stressed once in a blue moon. However, if you are consistently feeling that your anxious thoughts are taking over then it may be time to take action. Here are some coping mechanisms that may help ease your anxiety.
As always, please consult with a therapist or another medical professional before you start any medical plan.
Attending counseling services is a great method of relieving feelings of anxiety. Speaking with someone who is completely removed from your situation will be a great way to gain clarity on what is happening in your life. Additionally, therapists are able to prescribe medication or other means of treatment if you require.
If you prefer a more natural or holistic method of treatment, consider using aromatherapy as a means to reduce stress and nervousness. Some great and effective oils for this include lavender, rose, ylang-ylang, and chamomile. All you need to do is apply these oils to your pressure points, bath water, or pillow, and breathe deeply! Deeply exhaling and inhaling is also great for stress relief, and good to do even if you don’t have any oils nearby.
Keep a journal
Tracking your thoughts and emotions in a journal every day is a great way to determine your stressors. Your stressors are things that happen every day that attributes to negative feelings, and they typically happen as a pattern. Tracking common activities will help you avoid anything negative!
Exercising naturally releases endorphins, the chemical that makes you feel nice and happy. It can be both physically and emotionally tolling sitting at a desk every day, so get up and move when you can. A simple five-minute walk will go far in making you feel calm and composed.
Mental illness, such as anxiety and depression, is quite common. In fact, 350,000,000 people around the world are affected by some form of depression, so it is normal to seek out professional help if need be.
If you are having feelings of anxiety or high levels of stress, come and talk to one of our individual counseling professionals today.