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The Worry Pill – ANXIETY

Do you know how your heart beats quicker in reaction to a stressful situation? Perhaps you develop sweaty hands when confronted with an intimidating task or situation. That’s Anxiety — is our body's natural reaction to stress.

Aaira Kaurr

Anxiety – unease, dread, terror, or an unexplainable sensation of impending catastrophe — can be quite unpleasant. Whether anxiety manifests as an upset stomach, heart palpitations, a tense tension that colors everything, or even a panic attack, the discomfort and distress can be exceedingly difficult. The kind of anxiety that may be overwhelming and, at times, crippling. Anxiety is defined as "persistent and excessive worry" in which individuals can lose reasonable perspective and "expect the worse, even when there is no evident basis for concern."

It is natural to feel anxious from time to time. People suffering from anxiety disorders, on the other hand, usually experience severe, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about ordinary events. Anxiety disorders sometimes entail repeated episodes of acute anxiety, fear, or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). These sensations of anxiety and panic interfere with daily tasks, are difficult to manage, are out of proportion to the actual danger, and can linger for a long period. To avoid unpleasant feelings, you may avoid certain places or circumstances. Symptoms may appear throughout childhood or adolescence and persist until maturity.

Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), particular phobias, and separation anxiety disorder.

Anxiety might be caused by a medical issue that requires treatment. Whatever type of anxiety you have, medication can help, and natural ways to lessen it should not be overlooked.

If you haven't identified your triggers yet, here are a few frequent ones: starting a new job, meeting your partner's family, or giving a presentation in front of a large group of people. Everyone has distinct triggers, and one of the most crucial steps in coping with and controlling anxiety attacks is identifying them. It may take some effort and self-reflection to identify your triggers. In the meanwhile, there are certain things you may do to try to relax or quiet your worry.

5 easy and fast strategies to deal with anxiety

1. Take into account your thought process.

Negative thoughts can take root in your head and alter your perception of the gravity of the issue. One method is to confront your worries, ask if they're true, and discover where you can regain control.

2. Practice focused, deep breathing

Try breathing in for 4 counts and breathing out for 4 counts for 5 minutes total. By evening out your breath, you’ll slow your heart rate which should help calm you down.

The 4-7-8 technique is also known to help anxiety.

3. Perform aromatherapy.