Hello and welcome to my blog on anxiety. I am so grateful that you’ve joined me today and I going to discuss and take a deep dive into talking about anxiety and how it can be affecting you and how to know if you’ve got it. I’m going to talk about the things that can really help you in the process of healing it, and also share my own personal story as well about the practical tools that have helped me heal when I was experiencing anxiety.
Most of all I just want you to know that you are not alone in this and if you are suffering profoundly from anxiety, I just want you to know that it can be healed, Things will get better. Let’s get started!
To get results it would be good to have a notebook to write down so you can give write down and yourself some actions, remember solo focus is actually the best way for you to concentrate and get all of the nutrients needed for yourself and for your brain and for your spirit, so no multitasking. Include deadlines so that you see what’s working or not for you and what you have agreed to do.
You could also buddy up with an accountability buddy to support each other on this healing journey. I am not a doctor, this is only my own personal experience. If you feel you require more medical advice about the right options for you then I would advise you to do this. As what may work for me may not be the right choice for you.
I am just sharing my experience with an open heart and hoping it will be useful as you hearing my story knowing that you’re not the only one. Now that I got that out the way.
What is Anxiety…
I used to deal with anxiety as part of my world many years ago, I didn’t mention it to anyone but it used to debilitate me in a way which stopped me from doing things I really loved and wanted to do. It can be such a huge issue for so many people. You may even know of friends or family member who deal with anxiety on a daily basis. In the UK 1 in 6 adults experience some form of anxiety, this can be due to a phobia, thinking something terrible is going to happen to you. Some people even experience the fear of losing control or feelings of detachment.
For me it was the fear of losing control, No wanting to make a mistake and what others would think. Does that sound like you? This was escalated and triggered by stress, now you might think well this could just mean you’re having a panic attack. Which can feel a little like anxiety but when you are having a panic attack it more of an intense sensation accompanied by physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, palpitations or pins and needles.
Whereas Anxiety is more psychological, prolonged and affects you in a way that you may avoid certain situations, which you believe increase the anxiety and affect your quality of life.
I love to sing and songwriter in my spare time, but many years ago every time I stepped onto the stage to perform, the anxiety would kick in. My mind would go blank with my heart beating so fast. Then my chest would begin to get tight, I would start sweating and my mouth would become dry, anxiety. The thing is some many people suffer from it but it’s not spoken about like a taboo, suffering in loneliness and silence.
Did you know that those who are highly sensitive, intuitive, teachers, creative minded and business owners are more likely to experience anxiety? And because of this, we have more adrenaline running through our system than most people. Excess adrenaline in the system creates anxiety so it absolutely normal to experience anxiety. It takes time to heal, so the things you can do to help you manage anxiety are:
- Eat well –balanced meals.
- Get enough sleep (minimum of seven hours, yes Lol seven hours!)
- Incorporate exercise in your daily living.
- Take deep breaths, Inhaling and exhaling slowly throughout the day when you feel stressed. It works!
- Take time out for you, listen to some music, pray about it let god provide. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your mind.
I hope you found this useful? Let me know until next time stay blessed!
UPLIFTING SONG FOR TODAY: GOD PROVIDES – TAMELA MANN (CLICK LINK)