Stopping Anxiety from Crippling Your Life

Stopping Anxiety from Crippling Your Life

Anxiety is a psychiatric disorder affecting many people, and while some may have learned ways to control it, others do not just know how to deal with the problem. Persistent anxiety can turn your life upside down. When you have anxiety, you do not live your life. You are in a circle of daily struggles where sometimes, the bouts of symptoms presented by the mental condition worsen and at other times, they ease out.

Anxiety can manifest in three levels, which include – the brain, your behavior, and the subjective experience. When tackling it, you need to use various fronts. You may have the “What-if” mindset dominating your life and you don’t seem to go ahead with what’s important for you. There is some sense of fear, but in reality, it is not real fear since there isn’t something that’s in front of you or a real object you may associate with the feeling. What happens is that you are trapped in what may be called an endless circle of what-ifs. Firing these what-ifs out of your brain can help deal with anxiety.

You also want to take control of the inner dialogue. If your talks, arguments, and speeches are dotted with unhealthy words like “ugly,” “always,” “stupid,” “never,” “broken,” or “unlovable,” then you should replace them. Use more neutral words in your speeches.

Embracing the cognitive behavioral triangle helps you handle your feelings and emotions without harming yourself or others. People who are anxious will feel offended or attacked by their own feelings. What happens is that feelings follow thoughts so when you understand the thought process, you learn how to control the feelings. To find out how you can cope and manage anxiety in your life, you can reach Lisa Schmude LMFT. Your mental health can determine how successful or unsuccessful you are in life.