Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
~ Charles Spurgeon
Although defeating anxiety is your primary goal, dealing with anxiety is nearly as important.
Whilst I could write 1,000 words about how you can successfully beat anxiety, accepting it as a part of your life (in the short term) is extremely important too.
I have stressed this before, but learning how to deal with anxiety will take time. And during that time, you want to retain a quality of life.
The Importance Of Mental Health
Overcoming anxiety must be your number one priority in life.
There should be nothing more valuable to you. The fact is, there are many things we can live without. Material possessions and go. But the healthy functioning of your brain is what makes you, you. Each and every one of us should embrace life fully, and we cannot do so if we are suffering from anxiety.
There are a few different types of anxiety disorder, and they each have their own symptoms. For instance, social anxiety is characterized by your reaction to people who are close to you. Agoraphobia on the other hand is characterized by your reaction to the prospect of leaving the house.
Having said that, all anxiety can be treated with the same broad techniques. Dealing with anxiety does not have to be a hopeless task.
Stopping Panic Attacks
Panic attacks are like anxiety’s vicious little brother. Controlling them, or even stopping them, is very difficult. I say that from personal experience. But it is possible.
The best way to stop a panic attack is to accept its presence, acknowledge that it will lead you to rational thought patterns, and understand that if your brain chooses to move forwards with its process, you will be helpless to stop it.
But at the same time, you realize that going through a panic attack offers no physical threat. It is in your mind, and as such cannot hurt you. Over time, this attitude with hardwire your brain to react differently to situations that used to prompt panic attacks.
Dealing With Anxiety
I am afraid that there will be tough times head. But by embracing effective strategies and having a better understanding of your suffering, you will be well equipped to learn how to deal with anxiety.
Unfortunately, I do not have “5 easy steps” or any quick fix for you. It’s not so much a case of learning techniques. Such cures for anxiety attacks do not exist. But given time, you can learn to control anxiety. And if you can control it, you are just one step away from defeating it.
There will never be a day when you wake up and realize that your anxiety woes are largely over. The process will likely be long, and there will be real low points for you. I’m not sure to sugarcoat that fact.
The sooner you accept the toughness that lays ahead, the better you can prepare yourself with the adequate determination to defeat your anxiety issues. Dealing with anxiety is possible, and the odds are stacked with you when you take a positive mental outset.