Anxiety is an experience, it serves as a biological warning system that is activated by the danger, and it’s a reaction to a threat which is directed to the future.
Causes of Anxiety
The causes of anxiety aren’t found, but some of the common factors that may cause anxiety are:
- Tension of work
- Stress of school
- Stress in a private connection such as marriage
- Financial tension
- Stress from an emotional upset such as the death of a loved one
- Stress from a serious medical illness
- The side effect of medication
- Use of an illegal drug, such as cocaine
- Indication of a medical illness
Steps to Reduce Anxiety
Understand that being anxious does not solve problems:
Often, it makes things worse.
Understand that uncertainty is inherent in life:
Most people feel anxious whenever they encounter uncertainty. Learn to flow with it. Some extent of uncertainty is beautiful.
Express your anxiety through writing/typing:
You can do this privately. For example, “I am anxious now because I do not know how people will think about me during the party tonight.” By doing so, you can get a glimpse about your source of anxiety and understand about it.
Prepare instead of overthinking:
If you’re anxious about the upcoming presentations, rehearse. If you’re anxious about the dinner tonight, know some people in advance. Instead of overthinking, use your energy in preparation instead.
Whenever anxiety arises, take 5–10 deep breaths:
And last but not least.
Give yourself time:
Overcoming anxiety is a huge feat. Be patient and kind to yourself. With consistent practice, you’ll get out of this situation.