KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
LISTEN TO YOUR ANXIETY
If you often feel nervous and tense, if you worry excessively and you anticipate events too much you may be suffering from anxiety. That feeling of unrest and lack of confidence is our body answer to keep us in a state of alert when we perceive some sort of danger, be it real or imaginary. A different country that is foreign to us, a new job, or the fact of making new friends in a background unknown to us may make us experience these sensations. However, there are mechanisms so that anxiety does not take hold of you. They will also help you regard these novelties as challenges instead of potential threats.
BREATHE: When you breathe deeply you oxygenate your brain. It clears our mind while relaxing us at the same time. Whenever you feel nervous, close your eyes and breathe deeply.
DO SOME EXERCISE: Exercising regulates your nervous system and helps you sleep and feel well-rested. Choose an activity you enjoy that encourages you and make it part of your daily routine.
BE POSITIVE: When we focus on positive aspects our ability to solve problems increases and we set aside the negativity that makes us feel overwhelmed and trapped.
ACCEPT: There are some situations we cannot change but we can choose the way we want to live them. When we accept that a person or a situation is in a certain way and that there is nothing we can do to change them, we shed off our worries and our need for control.
LISTEN TO YOUR ANXIETY: What are the circumstances, people and events that make you anxious? Once you identify what scares or worries you you will be able to address it more easily.
FIND PROFESSIONAL HELP: If you feel like you cannot overcome anxiety find professional help, go see your family doctor or talk to a therapist. Do no feel ashamed. We all need help.
“If you feel like you cannot overcome anxiety find professional help, go see your family doctor or talk to a therapist”
“When we accept that a person or a situation is this or that way and that there is nothing we can do to change them, we shed off our worries and our need for control”
“Think about the circumstances, people or events that make you anxious. You will be able to face them better”