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Behind the Scenes of Anxiety

Hi Lovelies,

Today’s post is all about the reality of anxiety and what I personally go through on a daily basis.

Anxiety is like an ugly shadow that usually a person would need to learn how to control to live a peaceful life. At the same time I learnt how to also appreciate my anxiety, since it made me be more caring, mindful and it helped me find my career path and graduate as a counsellor.

Even though I am a counsellor, I still have my own battles and anxieties. Below I will be mentioning 3 common scenarios when my anxiety starts to kick in and how I challenge them.

1.Nighttime Panics

I notice that many of my thoughts start pouring in during the night, especially when I am in bed. This makes sense, since at night we tend to be much slower so it gives our mind the time to bring up unnecessary thoughts. Usually I try to watch videos, or a series that make me feel completely relaxed. A book, or music can definitely help as well.

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2.Loud Noises

This truly affects my anxiety, and it is a huge challenge especially if you live near construction (my current situation) or loud areas in the neighbourhood. What helps me during these moments, are meditating in a quiet area, controlling my breathing by using breathing exercises, doing progressive muscle relaxation and putting on acoustic music.

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3.The Unknown

Anticipatory Anxiety is one of the worst feelings, particularly since it could last a few days or so till the activity that is making you feel anxious arrives. Currently I keep thinking about my wedding in two years, and how anxious I feel having people look at me. It isn’t easy to deal with this anxiety but I use similar techniques to the above, especially meditation and breathing exercises.

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Anticipatory anxiety is such a huge factor in my life, that I will be devoting a post about it next week.

I hope you liked this blogpost, I would love to know if any of you suffer from a similar anxiety and what strategies do you use to calm you down?

Love,

D x

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