How To Reduce Anxiety

At some point in our life, we all have experienced or will experience anxiety. Many times, the anxiety we feel could be related to a feeling of being out of control, worried that something bad will happen, unhappy with life situations, or the general feeling we get when we’re not dealing well with uncertainty. So if you have had some type of anxiety, don’t worry, as it is a normal feeling for many, and it is also a sign that you’re a human being. 

However, for many people, anxiety has become an uncontrollable force in their life, one that affects them negatively with their confidence, self-esteem, relationships and career.  It is like a continuous inner voice that whispering in your ears all the time that things are not correct and that they could get worse.  What could have been a minor circumstantial anxiety that comes and fades away in non-debilitating ways turns into something more drastic.  For these individuals, it’s a problem with physiology or biology, where their anxiety begins in the brain or chemical makeup in the body.  At this point is when anxiety can become deliberating.  It is scary to think that your own body and mind becomes your own enemy, and the emotions that you feel are beyond your control.  Habitually the final results could become acute, such as causing an anxiety attack or a regrettable conversation or out of control behavior at home or work. 

If you or someone you know have suffered in silence for months or years, know that help may be needed very soon before something really drastic happens.  Help is available for whoever needs it. 

People suffering from drastic levels of anxiety commonly get help through the support of a therapist or a mental health counselor.  These health professionals can provide a safe environment in which to process and discuss what’s going on – usually someone who will be able to normalize and regulate one’s experiences.  Support could also be provided by a family member, a close friend, or small group of friends.  In addition, visiting a psychiatrist could help discover if this condition is in fact biochemical in nature.  A brief experimentation could be done with different medications, which can determine if there is a deficiency in a particular brain chemical that regulates anxiety. 

Frequently, the use of medication, even with some side effects, can normalize one’s life.  Even if they have a condition that may last a lifetime, at least they can experience a sense of freedom and relief from what otherwise could be a predominant way of being.  For anybody who suffers from anxiety, relief is available.