Physical health and mental health go hand in hand. Exercising on a regular basis and eating a balanced diet can help reduce anxiety. Avoiding processed sugars and foods and sticking to a balanced diet may not cure anxiety but my help reduce it. Getting your body dynamic, particularly through oxygen consuming activity, discharges endorphins that are in charge of expanding your sentiments of peace and happiness. One should also avoid stimulants like nicotine that tend to make someone tense. Some people believe that smoking makes them calm while in actual sense, nicotine dependence increases feelings of anxiety and stress if one cannot access a cigarette (Hofmann et al,
Often when people become stressed from either their personal or inter personal problems, they will try to cope with the issue at hand. Trying to cope with an issue usually means that one will change an aspect of their life to deal with a perceived stressor. Sometimes theses stressors can easily be dealt, but very often this is not the case. In everyday life things aren’t always in our control and the outcomes of certain situations can seem inevitable. When one tries to cope with this specific type of problem they are using emotion focused coping (Lec 10, Oct 8, 2015). When one tries emotion focused coping they are basically trying to distract themselves from the current issue at hand.
Strategies that improve this (mediators/buffers -> cognitive appraisal, predictability, control, coping methods and resources/social support [knowing your family/friends/medical staff will be there for you and want the best for you])
Emotion-focused coping: Usually, emotion-focused coping is used when the stressor is not within control. We take control over our emotions rather than changing something about the unchangeable stressor. Again, at this example, I can build myself up for something much worse. I can think about worse things happening to me; for instance what if I was sick or I did not have a supporting family. This method distracts me from thinking about it too much and makes be thankful. I also can tell myself that I am doing pretty well in school considering all the stress I am under. Also school is almost over and I only need to bear this for one more month and I can rest after. But, the best emotion- focused coping I have found is yoga. It relaxes the body and the mind.
The most profound thing that I remember to do and has helped me bring my mind out of panic mode and into help mode is to breathe. Taking a minute and taking a deep breath really helps me collect my thoughts and keep events in order of occurrence and importance. Information overload is an understatement sometimes, so breathe, knock out those tasks and
The reason why is that I feel that getting away from or getting rid of stressors is the key answer, especially since they tend to be the main causes of stress. Stressors are known to come in two classes: internal stressors and external stressors. Internal stressors being real ailment and external stressors being real circumstances. Stressors are also identified as being either short-term, which is acute stress and the reaction to immediate threats, next we have long-term, which is chronic and tend to be stressors of anxiety that are ongoing and continuous. With this method it’s important that you build new habits and/or behaviors on a regular basis, all in order to get a person from stressors and stressful circumstance, that can also cause anxiety. These ways are primary how to manage stress on a more permanent basis. There is also the fact that if an individual keeps and stay on a healthy diet, get plenty sleep and rest which usually eight hours, exercise regularly at home or gyms, take anger management and stress classes, all to lessen your chances of stressful circumstance inside and out of the
Having anxiety is different for everyone so we all experience it differently, it will not be the same from one person to the next. We all have our ways of dealing with an attack. Some might even be on medication for it. There are some people that do not have it and it’s great except when someone that does tries to talk to them and they don’t know how to respond. A lot of teens have anxiety when they are in school and it makes it hard to do the things that they need to do to pass a
Humor: It is hard to look in bright side when you are feeling dark. It helps your sense and dopamine level in brain, For example, watching funny movies and reading comedy novels to decrease the stress. Try to laugh at one and think it is your weapon which will use on the stress. If you can laugh at it, you can live your
Reality: Stress is a part of life. So it’s impossible to avoid all stressful situations. More important, avoiding anxiety tends to reinforce it. Remember that you can be anxious and still accomplish what has to be done. Effective anxiety treatment usually involves gradually and safely exposing you to the source of your anxiety so that you can learn to cope with it, not avoid it.
Some positive recommendations I would suggest to a friend, patient, or family member for coping with stress in a positive matter is to exercise and eat properly. Exercise does not have to be really intense. Walking, running, yoga, and weights can be sufficient by reducing one’s stress. Eating properly can also play a huge factor. It is important to be getting the nutrients one needs. It is hard at first, just like any task, but once it becomes a routine it gets slightly easier.
First off, the quote "Let go and let God". This is seriously the hardest thing I've done but it's what has made the biggest impact. I would always worry about things I couldn't control. Of course I still worry, it's human nature, but when I start to feel myself getting worked up I stop and start to think. "Can I do anything to change what has happened?" No. "Is this really that big of a deal?" No. 99% of the time my answer will be no so then my next step is to start praying. Thanking God for what I have. Thanking Him that something worse did not happen. Then asking Him to guide me to what I need to start focusing on
Whenever I have a problem or situation that putting pressure and stress on me, I try to take my mind off of it as much as possible. My number one method of self-distraction is reading books, or it used to be till I discovered Netflix. I mostly use this strategy of coping from any stress that may have occurred in an argument between my friends or families and me. I’ve been using this coping style for as long as I can remember which is why I used to be such a bookworm. Reading books was a way to escape the world I was in and all the problems that came with it and go into another world where all the problems and stress that the main character experienced were solved by the end of the book. This is still my preferred style of coping but now I have moved away from books and use movies and television as my main method of distraction. This strategy is incredibly effective for me as I generally become completely involved in whatever book or show that I’m watching, thus completely clearing my mind of any