How to overcome anxiety and become mentally strong-according to science
Are you experiencing anxiety? Have you tried doing anything to overcome it but it just keeps coming back? Maybe you thought you had overcome it only for symptoms to show up later? Whatever the situation looks like, science can help you overcome anxiety forever.
Anxiety involves fear, being unable to pay attention at work or school, restlessness, finding it hard to fall asleep at night or rather getting irritated easily. When in social gatherings, anxiety might make you feel like you’re being judged, makes it hard for you to talk to others or you are likely to have signs like sweating, blushing or stomach upset and stuttering.
Anxiety makes you feel like you are about to have a heart attack, or lose control. Or it can be there all the time.
Several individuals encounter it at some point. However, if it begins interfering with your normal life then you might be having an anxiety disorder. Study indicates that if anxiety is not treated, there is a likely occurrence of depression, death or suicide. Its medication doesn’t work in the long-term although it leads to serious health complications. Anxiety always recurs and without knowing you are back to where you started.
How science can help
There is a way you can lower your anxiety levels. This is because; your handling of things has a direct impact on the amount of anxiety you encounter. Do you feel like you can’t be controlled? Is making decisions or getting started on things hard for you? The only way to overcome all these is to “to it badly”.
This might sound strange poet and writer GK Chesterton once said, “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” And that was a good point. This works well because it catalyzes the decision-making process and gets you into action immediately. Otherwise, you might end up spending a lot of time deciding on what you should do or how you should do something.
Individuals frequently want to be perfectionists before starting, however, this can make it hard for us from doing it at all or leads to delays. And that causes stress and anxiety.
Why shouldn’t you just begin by doing it badly without worrying how that’s going to turn out. This will make it easier for you to begin and also you’ll be completing tasks quicker than before.
If you use the “do it badly” motto, you’ll be confident to try new things, makes everything looks fun and you won’t worry too much about the result. It all involves doing it badly today and improving as you progress.
Forgive yourself and wait to worry
Do you blame yourself for the mistakes you make? Just imagine having a friend who always sees the wrongdoings in your life. I know you may want to chase them away.
However, individuals who experience anxiety usually do this to themselves and they don’t even realize. They are not kind to themselves.
Now it’s time to transform and begin forgiving ourselves for the mistakes we make. Do not blame yourself even if you feel like you’ve embarrassed yourself. Do away with that negative feeling and continue doing what you were doing before that happened.
Help others. Discover purpose in life
You are at high risk of poor mental health if you just spend your day without someone else in mind.
Despite how much we work or the money we make; we can’t be happy until we know that someone truly needs our help.
This doesn’t mean we want to be praised, but doing something with others in mind help us overcome anxiety.