Being worried about something can be good when you are going to take an action to solve the issue, but it can become a mental problem if you worry about everything but don’t take steps to resolve the problem. It is unhealthy and can lead to serious mental problems if you experience excessive anxiety all the time.
Sometimes, when you discover a problem, you can solve it by yourself by practicing self-control, and sometimes you may need help from a professional counselor or psychiatrist who may even prescribe medication. But unless you have severe anxiety, you can manage it through self-help or counseling without taking medicine. Here are some quick tips to help you relieve excessive anxiety.
Tip #1: Postpone Your Worry
Thinking about setting a specific time to worry may sound funny to you, but it is a proven mental therapy for relieving anxiety. Set a time each day to worry about everything. This time should be the same each day. Set the time wisely because you don’t want it to be too early in the day or very close to bedtime.
You will only worry or think about your problems at that time of day. The rest of the time that day, you will not think about your problems. This will help you to keep most of your time tension-free, and during the worrying period you will think about something productive that will help you to solve the problems for which you are worried.
Tip #2: Create a Worry List
When you are going through something new, a lot of worry will arise in your mind. So it is necessary to identify your problems, and afterward you will able to find solutions. While worrying, you don’t want to waste time by only thinking about the problems. You will have to think of the solution also. So determine which problems are making you anxious, make a list on these topics. Go through the list to solve the problems one by one.
Tip #3: Ask Yourself Questions
When the problem is yours, you alone will have to solve it. Don’t go to here and there for solution. You can discuss your problem and the solution with someone, but don’t depend upon anybody else for the solution, because no one else can fully understand the problem. Before going to counseling, think about the solution deeply and ask some important common questions related to all types of anxieties. The questions may be like the following:
- Does this problem really exists or is it your fear of happening or just imaginary anxiety?
- Is this problem solvable by you or is it something that is out of your control now?
- How badly does this problem affect you?
After asking these types of questions, try to find out the answers.
For the first question, if the problem is imaginary, then there’s no need to think about any more.
For the second question, if there is no solution that you can do to fix the problem, then there’s no need to be anxious about the problem. If there is the solution that you can do, then solve the problem without becoming anxious.
It’s best when you actively seek a solution for your anxiety.
Tip #4: Challenge Your Anxiety
Instead of worrying over your anxiety, try to confront it, and don’t overwhelm yourself with worry. When you think positively, positive things will happen with you. So whatever the problem is, challenge it to be solved. You will only lose if you think you will lose. If you set your mind on winning, you will obviously win by a good practice.
You can help relieve anxiety by taking these quick tips without going to a counselor or taking medication. Self-control is the best strategy for getting rid of anxiety. Through self-control, you can live an anxiety-free, happy life very easily.