We’re social people and it’s hard to keep to ourselves and not want to be around people, it’s also hard to spend hours mentally unstimulated. So what do you do? You watch television, and if you keep the news on for hours at a time, it can really ramp up your anxiety to hear nonstop information on the rising death toll. So here are some suggestions for what you can do about this.
My anxiety started when I was young. I didn’t know there was an actual reason why I was anxious all the time. Growing up I would pick on my skin causing bruises and scars. I just thought I enjoyed the pain but later found out it was because I have anxiety and when I pick at my skin it became a regular habit.
On one the luckiest days of the year was March 17, 2020 as I was whisked away from my job. We were told to stay home until further notice. Of course I was happy because I didn’t have to get dressed and I felt it was similar to paid time off. Well all money isn’t good money.
Alice Bouffant stood in front of the Jungle Boat ride at Disneyland and tried to calm her nerves. Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all. Her magic pill wasn’t working yet and she was starting to have a panic attack.
Living with an inner voice
It’s honestly not the easiest thing to discuss but it’s also not that hard to feel. Although some might say it is all in the mind, or better yet “it’s all in your head”. And the people who say that rather try not to understand.
Anxiety is by far the most common mental health issue affecting young people today (not to say that older people don't get anxious). Of course, there are varying degrees of anxiety; for some people medication truly is a necessity, but for most of us anxiety can be managed with a variety of coping mechanisms. The trick is finding healthy mechanisms that work for you.
In this day and age, anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health disorders that plague society. After myriads of research, scientists, through psychiatric medicine, have ameliorated the severity of anxiety disorders. Nonetheless, they do not nip the problem in the bud, but merely symptomatically treat the dreaded emotional and psychological turmoil that comes with such disorders. I am not discrediting the value of psychiatric medicine, as they are crucial for recovery in some cases. However, I believe that it is only when self-introspection and personal growth occur, can one truly rise above and conquer such an illness.
My goal was to get my drivers license but anxiety was the factor that blocked me from completing me goal. I used to be embarrassed at the fact i didn't have my drivers license all the way up to the age of thirty-five. However, i feel more blessed to be able to share what i learned about myself. I am honored to share something i thought was negative; into how my experience changed into a tool of inspiration.
If you haven't read my first article, please do as soon as possible. It will be of great help and with end where we begin in this one. After I finally got a hold of myself and figured out how to calm myself down I realized, as will you, how much time I had lost worrying about things I couldn't control. Whether it be the dishes, laundry, or putting something off that could be done today. I blamed people for my worry when they had no control over it. I never even saw this issue until I went to my first group meeting. I had absolutely NO CONTROL over my feelings which screwed up my entire life. I made horrible decisions, financially and in my home life. I was the problem and no one could fix that but me. As I said, I had wasted a lot of time. That time was over. I started small with doing things for myself to keep myself within serenity. How do you start, you ask. Here are three ways to do that.