How Do You Control Anxiety?

Steps For When Anxiety Hits You Again

Have you ever felt like you are in control of your anxiety just to have one small event or person upset you so much you just want to crawl into bed and never come out…or your heart wants to burst through your chest and sometimes you just wish it would!?

Overcome Anxiety

That happened to me a week ago and it’s why I want to write about it today.

For quite a few years now I have been able to keep my anxiety under control…until a week ago one person (who I don’t even know personally) caused my anxiety to rear its ugly head again. Why did I let a person I don’t even know upset me so much? The reason is I felt attacked verbally. He doesn’t even know me yet is prepared to accuse me.

Well, anyone with social anxiety will understand why my anxiety soared and why an immediate panic attack hit. It’s a fear of people making judgement.

I love being online because I don’t have to face people…’face to face’. However, people can still hurt you online.

Even though I know what works for me to control my anxiety, I didn’t follow my own steps to get over the attack. I was too caught up in my emotions. Today I am writing to face my fears and to also write what I am going to do to get control back.

Why Does This Happen?

If we start to experience anxiety we start draining all our emotional energy. Once we are emotionally drained, how can we possibly exist in a normal happy way? It’s impossible! Unfortunately the problem is we feel this way until we can alleviate some of the anxiety.

So here is what I am telling myself to do so I can get back to feeling happier as quick as possible.

  • Write it down – When you start to feel anxious about something, write it down. Doing so will allow you to calm your chaotic thoughts and confidently move on with your day. So here I am writing it down.
  • Question yourself – Ask yourself, ‘Does the cause of my anxiety have an easy solution?’ If you can answer that question and determine whether the problem is able to be solved, you can stop worrying about it and finally move on. This sounds simple enough, but really think about. Is the problem really yours or someone else’s? Is the problem really just a big problem because you believe it to be or have you made it bigger than it should be? Hmmm…
  • Let it go – Understand that some of our anxieties or cause for worry or concern cannot be solved. They just ‘are’. Or the person just ‘is’. Ever since I was a little girl I would pretend to rub-out bad things that happened with my magic rubber. Then I would close my eyes and blink and see the world anew. It was my way of making the world pretty again. Even today I have a magic rubber. So grab your rubber (as I am right now) and rub them out and brush the lint away. If you have no control over the situation…let it go!
  • Time to relax – Now I am going to make myself an herbal tea and play some soft music. I’ll sing to the soft tunes and smile at the world. I love playing happy songs and singing. I can’t ponder too long on worrying issues when I do!

These are simple steps but they might help you (as they do me) to overcome those days that send you reeling from the most unexpected reason.

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About Jennifer Johnson

I suffered with social anxiety and stress for years. I discovered what my triggers were and learned to control them. Hopefully some of the natural anxiety relief techniques I have tried, will also be your solution.

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