Managing anxiety can feel like a nearly insurmountable task. However, there are tried and true methods to help you get out of the grip of this overwhelming condition. In fact, one of the most useful anxiety treatment options is mindfulness. Simply by increasing your awareness of the present moment, you can reduce the intensity of anxiety.
Coping with anxiety is difficult. Anxiety makes our bodies feel like their very survival is at stake. Our hearts race, our breath constricts, and we get tense. Therefore, it can be extremely difficult to calm down and gain perspective. However, there are many skills we can learn to help us reduce anxiety. For example, mindfulness is [...]
Anxiety, though unpleasant, is a natural human emotion. Sadly, though, for some, anxiety becomes a crippling condition that impedes their ability to live a normal life. What is the underlying problem of this affliction? It is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain or something else?
Are you haunted by your past mistakes? Do they prevent you from taking risks, knock down your self-esteem, or determine how you interact with others? It is natural to hold onto our past mistakes as a way of self-preservation. For example, a toddler might learn the dangers of fire having touched a candle's flame. The trauma [...]
Anxiety is a part of human nature. Understanding anxiety means grasping its significance to your life. Is it useful or harmful? Consider what role it should be playing and what role it may be taking on.
Stress and anxiety can threaten to overwhelm you at any moment. But suppressing your emotions is not the answer to staying calm. Why? What works instead?
No matter what may trigger it—an upcoming performance evaluation at work, a text message canceling a date, a highly disturbing news report—when anxiety sets in, we’re often hard-pressed to keep our thoughts under control. A simple doubt or worry suddenly morphs into a cascade of dismal thoughts. The negative emotions that follow on their heel suck [...]