By Agnes Jimenez
Continued from part 1 of this article…..
Are you getting enough sleep at night? Are you eating well-balanced nutritious food or drive-thru garbage? What you eat makes a big difference in how well you handle stress. Sadly, many people turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate their worries away. Taking care of your mind, body, and spirit is one of the top ways to effectively treat anxiety.
6. Use visualization.
Close your eyes and see yourself in a place that feels peaceful. Picture yourself walking along a sandy beach or playing with a cute little puppy. Let these good feelings wash over you until you feel relaxed. Ahhh, feel your toes in the warm sand?
7. You’re not perfect and you never will be.
Aren’t you surprised, especially in today’s society, how much pressure is placed upon people to be perfect or extremely successful? But guess what? You don’t have to be the best at everything you do. Failure is simply a learning process. The more you fail, the more you learn. Sounds like success to me.
8. Meditation is a superior calming tool.
Meditating, or calming the mind, is a superb way to get rid of anxiety. Anxiety stems from a racing mind. Meditation is the opposite of that. Meditation is simply stopping your rampant mind chatter in order to bring you instant peace. It’s not wishy-washy. Trust me, it’s good stuff.
9. Be honest with yourself.
If you were ever in a certain situation that justified fear like getting mugged or being personally attacked, that’s understandable. However, what are the chances that it will ever happen again? Virtually zero. Let it go.
10. Give yourself a treat.
If and when you do face your fears, be sure to reward yourself. Reinforce your success with things that please you like a professional massage, a meal at your favorite restaurant, or buying a new CD. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it makes you happy. Perhaps a new car? Wow! You really did conquer your fears!
– Agnes Jimenez is a professional blogger and writer. She writes for many online establishments and currently partners with ComprehendTheMind.com in spreading awareness about the day to day psychological stresses ordinary individuals have to deal on their own. Comprehend The Mind is a diagnostic and treatment center for a variety of mental health, developmental and educational difficulties that offer neuropsychological, psychological and educational evaluations and testing as well as forensic assessments.