Everyone relates to anxiety at some point in life. We have different forms of anxiety that everyone deals with in different ways which is natural. In terms of going back to your full time job or starting something new, it can cause you to be anxious and nervous.
For example going back to work can make you feel the need to have to put all your energy into it and doubting yourself about being capable to do so. This week I wanted to research anxiety and how having some sort of change in life can cause it. I have learned that as humans, we aren’t big creatures of change and we tend to retreat back to comfort, it is a normal human response to any sort of stressful situation. Something like a social occasion or stressful exam can create these anxious feelings. It is okay to feel this way and being able to manage these feelings works out in your own benefit.
Tips for helping your anxiety:
One major tip is getting to the root of the problem and becoming fully aware of the time where you feel most anxious. Knowing when these feelings occur can help you get to the root of the problem. Maintaining healthy eating habits and exercising can make you feel so good. Exercising is always talked about when it comes to mental health but it is important to know that is isn’t actually for everyone.
People are so different in terms of whatever makes them feel good. Reading a book, journaling or just going for a walk can reduce anxiety and make you feel that little bit more positive.
Relaxing is so important but so many people struggle to do so. Being busy can cause people to thrive but it can also increase anxiety and burn you out. Being able to relax is a positive tool for the mind and is extremely crucial. Discover what works for you in terms of helping you relax such as yoga, meditation, or simply listening to your favourite podcast. Going for a walk and taking in fresh air, acknowledging your surroundings and nature is another source of relaxation. Simply taking it easy on yourself and listing to your body with no judgment can really help.
I have talked about self care so much in my columns because I can’t stress enough how important it is. Truly taking care of yourself and acknowledging your bodies strengths is extremely important. Being happy in your own skin is such an important goal to achieve. Adding self care days into your week will ultimately safe guard your mental well-being. Practicing gratitude daily and pointing out your blessings to yourself makes you realise how important and positive life really is.
Talking is so important. Simply talking can make you feel so much better. Talking to a close friend, family member or your GP can give you a sense of relief and comfort. Give yourself time to manage you feelings and don’t be harsh on yourself. Everyone is doing the best they can.