As per the survey conducted by the National Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS): 3.1 per cent of the population in India suffers from anxiety disorder. It’s pretty normal if a person gets occasionally nervous, what if the same person clutches it more often?
How to take control of anxiety disorder?
Here are the top 10 best tips from the therapists and the counselors to help cope with anxiety disorder.
Sweating is often one of the best signs of a healthy mind and body. As per the health experts exercise has been one of the proven technique against anxiety, depression and many other medical conditions. Hence practising exercise daily for at least 20 minutes might control anxiety.
Minimize digital media usage:
Definitely, digital media is a boon and a productive tool. And yes, there are more positive aspects to address about so as the negative side. Prolonged use of digital media may lead to many ill-health conditions such as internet addiction, smartphone addiction, social media addiction, porn addiction and gaming addiction.
Accept the fact:
Anxiety disorder often makes a person feel like dying or experiencing heart attack. Remind that have an anxiety disorder is a temporary effect and it won’t harm you unless you react to it. The body is just stimulating fight-or-flight response which is absolutely nature’s call.
Try to systemize all your tasks because procrastination and anxiety go hand-in-hand. Due to the unfinished works, pending tasks or postponing events may lead to unwanted stress and anxiety. To over these situations organise all the task as per priority, maintain deadlines and prepare a to-do list.
Know about the illness:
Learn and have an idea about the symptoms of anxiety disorder. Anticipating the physical symptoms may reduce the fear of unknown plus bring down the nervousness. Furthermore, it also helps the individual to explain his /her symptoms to the therapist or the counselor.