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Living with Anxiety, While Trying to Heal Anxiety.

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Why does Anxiety happen, or grow in you?

Like most mental illnesses, it is not exactly known why anxiety happens. But more often than not, it is brought about by environmental stress and a lack of certain chemicals in the brain. The change also is a big indicator of anxiety. Research shows that those affected with anxiety experience a lot of changes in their brain structure, especially with hormones that control emotions. Sometimes, life experiences, especially traumatic ones, may also be the reason why the person is experiencing anxiety problems. Moreover, if the parent of a person also suffered from anxiety before, he’s more likely to develop the problem, too.

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If you're naturally a worrying person, then anxiety is certainly not your best friend, but you can always postpone your worries!

Sometimes, you let your life be controlled by all of the things you’re worried about. But you know what? You actually can choose to prioritise other things. Here are some ways for you to do so.
Postpone your worries
You know how when you’re procrastinating you tend to postpone what you have to do because you feel lazy, and because you feel like there are other things that you should focus on? You could do that with your worries, too! For example, you’re working on a project and you suddenly think about the number of clothes in your hamper and the thought that you may have nothing to wear tomorrow. Ignore the thought, or just write it down, and worry about it later. The more you tell yourself to worry about that certain event later, the more you’ll be able to forget about it—and be able to focus on the bigger things in life!
Make your own period of worry
You allot some time for exercise or meditation sometime in the day if you want to be in the pink of health. Well, instead of worrying about every single thing every single time of the day, just make your own time for “worry”. No, it’s not about telling yourself that you should worry about this or that; it’s about allowing yourself to go over your worries at one point of the day, then forget all about them. This way, you’d feel lighter. Give around 5 to 20 minutes of your time to your worries, probably just after going home from work—and definitely not before bedtime, okay? Worry about whatever you have in mind, and then leave them be. And then…

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Watch the thoughts that get affected most.

Also, more often than not, your thoughts are very much affected by anxiety. You’ll notice this when you start worrying about things that you don’t usually worry about, or when you worry about almost every single thing in life. You may ask yourself questions as listed below:

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  • What if people don’t like what I’m wearing?
  • What if I miss the bus at 7:30?
  • What if I'm late for work?
  • What if I don't get that job?
  • I just feel like crap. This day probably won’t be good.
  • I feel like nothing good is ever going to me.
  • I probably would die alone.

And so on. There are also other emotional symptoms such as:

  • You have trouble concentrating
  • You feel dreadful
  • Feeling somewhat apprehensive
  • Feeling particularly tense
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Watching for signs of danger

Usually, when the mind does not work the way it usually does, your thoughts race, and you’d feel so much worse about yourself. When this happens, it means that you are already suffering from anxiety. Also, it’s a given fact that most people who suffer from anxiety may also be suffering from depression. However, it’s best that you know which type of anxiety you’re suffering from so that you would also begin to understand yourself more.

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