Can you feel your heart beginning to race at the very thought of a stressful situation? Maybe it is your palms that get sweaty. Perhaps, you get weak in the knees, get lightheaded, and have to sit down Whatever the situation, there are a number of responses that one can have to anxiety Not everyone responds the same way, and not every individual responds the same way in every situation. Regardless, all of these reactions can have major negative consequences. Some, of course, worse than others, but they’re all undesirable. That being said, you’ll be glad to know that there are simple ways to overcome these feelings. Want to learn how?
Question Your Own Thoughts
Most of the time, these reactions are because of negative thoughts. Negatives thoughts of how a negative situation can have undesirable impacts on your life or the lives of those around you. Well, these are just that, thoughts and worries. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll come true. It only means that there is potential for them to come true. There is also the potential that the entire situation could turn out just fine. One way to challenge these thoughts and fears is by letting yourself know this. These thoughts of negativity that you are experiencing are just that. Thoughts!
Deep and calm breathing tactics can do a lot of one. You’d be surprised at just how effective such breathing patterns are and how many there are available. Just simply try counting to 4, take a big breath in, hold it for a few seconds, and let it back out. Do this for a few minutes until you are focused on nothing but your breathing. The goal here is to even out your breathing while slowing your heart rate while taking your mind off the situation at hand. While many are tempted to turn to cigarettes and stimulants during times of stress, these are things you’ll want to avoid.
Instead, you can opt for products like CBD cigarettes, as they are much safer and even more effective.
The Power Of Aromatherapy
Your senses are a powerful thing. Not only can breathing have immense impacts on the outcome of stressful situations, but simple smells can impact the situation as well. It has been proven time and time again that lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood can extremely soothing and relaxing. Whether in the oil, incense, or candle form, you can greatly benefit from scents like this. It is believed that these scents are so effective because they have the ability to activate certain receptors in the brain.
Walking Or Yoga
Sometimes the very best way to turn a bad situation into a good situation is by simply walking away from it. While this is much harder than it sounds, this is something you can do by taking a walk or partaking in yoga. Both activities will help you clear your mind and thoughts while also keeping you healthy and in shape. These are all things that people can benefit from the days, given that COVID’s likely had you on lockdown.
Stay In Touch With Others
There is no doubt that the coronavirus is taking its toll on every impacted person’s mentality. Fortunately, most people have friends, family, classmates, and co-workers to depend on during these difficult times. Whether you believe your mind is strong enough to power through the toughest storms, the isolation brought on by COVID-19 is the worst.
Experts are recommending impacted people to stay in touch with other impacted people. By creating a bridge through virtual means, it is possible to weather through the lockdown. Even if you do not have family close enough to visit, you can communicate with them through social media, landline, email, and snail-mail.
Staying in touch with others will keep your mind off of the bad things going on in America and around the world. It will give you peace when you thought there was none. And, when you are communicating with other people, you should try to stay away from the COVID-19 topic. You hear enough of it on the major mainstream media outlets. Every time you turn on the TV, there are people discussing the topic.
The coronavirus lockdown is putting everyone’s mentality to the test. If you have never seen times like these before, you are in for a rude awakening. This is something you will be able to talk about for years to come. But, in the meantime, it is best to stay away from such discussions if at all possible.