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Anxiety is an outcome of an individual’s continuous stress due to some specific environmental factors; they can be internal environmental factors or external environmental factors. It sometimes becomes hard to deduct whether a person is facing anxiety until the condition becomes severe. There are several visible symptoms of anxiety that include:
- Having disturbing thoughts
- Taking every change in the environment negatively
- Feeling irritated by ones’ surroundings
- Trembling, sweating, and shortness of breath, etc.
Anxiety has a great impact on your personal as well as professional life. Although there are several techniques and strategies to cope up with stress here, I am going to introduce you to some of my favourite techniques.
- Listen to Music
The best remedy to release stress and anxiety is to listen to music. It soothes you and relaxes your muscles; the classical music genre is a particularly perfect medicine to reduce stress. Every genre of music has a profound influence on the psyche. Various types of music may have an immediate impact on a person’s psychological state, allowing them to feel and process a wide range of emotions, including happiness, enthusiasm, melancholy, tranquillity, and thinking.
Listening to music utilises its potential to develop a person’s well-being. It can be used in place of other forms of treatment, such as psychotherapy or cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). Music therapists employ a person’s emotional responses and connections to music to promote beneficial changes in mood and general mental processes. Music therapy might entail listening to music or making music using various instruments; it might also include singing or dancing to music.
The other technique that I have used and found amazingly effective whenever I feel anxious about something, is drawing. Every time things are not going according to what we have expected, or whether we are clueless about what is going to happen next, then it’s time for you to take out the paper & pencils, and start doodling. Firstly, start drawing random lines with a pencil on paper and then give a shape to those lines. After shaping them, just colour them according to your taste. I know it sounds childish and time-consuming, but believe me, it helps a lot in releasing anxiety, and after a while you may realise that your focus has been shifted away from your anxious thoughts, and towards drawing. By letting your inner child explore and exploit this opportunity, you disconnect yourself from the harsh realities of the world.
Physical exercises are good for your well-being, but we can often be too busy and stressed to fit them into our routine. Nonetheless, there is some positive news about exercise and anxiety.
We can say that almost every physical exercise, from aerobics to yoga, is the best source of stress release. Even if you are not an athlete, or you are a tad out of shape, even the smallest of exercise may go a long way towards stress management. Discover the link between exercise and stress alleviation, and feel the weight lift off your shoulders.
Physical activity can help your mind cope with stress by simulating the impacts of stress, such as the fight-or-flight response, and allowing your body and brain to practice collaborating to overcome those effects. These can even have a favourable effect on your health, particularly your vascular, gastric, and immunological systems, by helping to shield your body from the detrimental consequences of stress.