It’s important for me to mention that I am not a doctor, a professional, or anyone you should be seeking medical advice from. I’m just here to talk about what helps me cope with my anxiety. I don’t remember when I first started to have anxiety but what I do know is that I struggled to cope with it for a very long time so basically, all I am here to do is to tell you how I cope with anxiety.
I feel like there are not enough words to describe anxiety, or at least my anxiety because yes, I do feel like I can’t breathe, it does feel like the world is crumbling, my heart does race, but I feel so much more than these stereotypical feelings.
I get nervous, speechless, agitated, nauseous, I cry, I eat, my hands will tingle sometimes, on a really rough day I can feel darkness or color. The color aspect may be a part of PTSD triggers that I have but a lot of my PTSD coincides with anxiety. Sometimes I can feel all of these things at one time or I will only have one or two symptoms. Anxiety does not discriminate and it is so important to be able to cope with it. Depending on how I am feeling depends on how I cope with anxiety, coping mechanisms really need to be personalized for them to be effective. Sometimes I will wake up anxious and have to determine the best way to control my anxiety so I can go about my day without feeling like I have a dark cloud over me.
I personally can not stand aromatherapy diffusers but it works for some people! Basically what I am trying to say is if you don’t feel comfortable with something then just keep moving on and trying different things. There are thousands of ways to cope with anxiety.
Also, something different – possibly weird?? that helps me cope with those anxious feelings is to pace… when I am feeling anxious I cannot sit still. So thankfully, I have found pacing to be super helpful when trying to subdue those unwanted feelings.
These are just some of the ways that I manage my anxiety, be sure to let me know how you cope with anxiety!
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“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom” – Soren Kierkegaard