How to Overcome Excessive Anxiety

Roseous.comHow to Overcome Excessive AnxietyOften feeling anxious? Anxiety is considered normal if there is a source of anxiety and is momentary, for example anxious because it has to be an important presentation in front of the client. However, if you often feel anxious, don't be considered trivial. Anxiety disorder is not trivial. In the United States, anxiety disorders affect more than 18 percent of adults every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. These include generalized anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.

How to Overcome Excessive Anxiety

Dr. Jill Stoddard, founding director of the Center for Stress & Anxiety Management, an outpatient clinic in San Diego that specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for anxiety and related problems, suggests this way to manage anxiety disorders .

Use your senses

Anxiety narrows your focus to perceived threats (that is, whatever you feel scared or worried about now) can affect your focus and memory. Practice broadening your views by using your senses - what you see, hear, smell, etc. - to increase attention and experience.

Be grateful

Be grateful as another way to broaden your focus. There are things that you are worried about, and there are also things that you are grateful for.


Difficulties with uncertainty and lack of perceived control strengthen anxiety. To "improve" this, we often try to get more certainty and more control - for example, by searching the internet for health symptoms. This can actually increase anxiety in the long run. The antidote is that you can read a book or watch a sports event, but not until it's finished. Don't look until the event ends. Don't see the 'ending'. Actually, this is an interesting anticipation. So try to bring this attitude of openness not to know, and see what happens.

Face your fear

Avoidance is whatever you do / don't do, to feel less anxious and prevent frightening results from happening. For example, avoiding social situations, using drugs or alcohol, or procrastinating are examples of avoidance. When avoiding what is you, the truth is that this is only short-term assistance. However, this help never ends, and before you know it, the anxiety again haunts, often with feelings of sadness or embarrassment at avoiding. And often, the right avoidance strategies you use to feel better and prevent feared results (eg reading your notes during speech or avoiding eye contact) actually create the results you are trying to avoid (ie, appear anxious or incompetent). Consider taking small steps to start dealing with your fears. What is one thing you might do that takes you out of your comfort zone? You will build mastery and confidence, and your anxiety may even decrease in the process.

Determine your value

Who do you want to be? What do you want? What traits do you want to make when you are involved in work or school, or interact with someone you care about? If friendship is important, how can you create space in your life for that? When you do, what qualities do you want to make when you spend time with friends? Do you want to be authentic? Compassion? Assertive?

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These are values, and make choices according to value - not in avoidance strategies. It may not affect your anxiety, but it certainly makes you rich in meaning, reaches vitality in life.
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