Once we can identify the difference between anxiety and fear, we can live life at a calmer pace and be mentally healthier.
Everyday fear is the one that warns us of danger. This fear is emotional and yet manifests itself in a very physical manner. It causes your heart to pound, a film of sweat on your brow, your breath becomes strained.
As soon as it appears with the realization that you are out of danger, it goes away. Common sense helps us avoid situations that are considered dangerous in everyday life and shelter us from harm.
Going through life mourning a death that has not yet happened. Not going for the interview as the job seems too challenging even though you need the job. You are happy to give up to spare yourself the disappointment.
The body has had an irrational reaction due to fear. Cripling fears stop people from enjoying the ocean due to the fear of a shark attack or missing the view due to a fear of heights. Imagine never traveling because you are scared of flying. People avoid many good things in life due to anxiety.
Don’t allow anxiety to control your life as it also affects your ability to sleep, eat, concentrate, enjoy life, or even leave your home.
The good news is that it is possible to take control of your fears and live a more fulfilling life. Anxiety is a medical disorder that can be treated. Once treated, it is manageable. Talk to your GP.
Ways to Naturally Reduce Anxiety
- Write down your worries.
- Put off dwelling on problems.
- Go over your list and analyse it, is it worth the worrying.
- Stay active.
- Exercise yourself, mentally, and physically.
- Ditch caffeine.
- Eat healthily.
- Get some sleep.