Identifying and Dealing with Triggers Of Anxiety

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Identifying and Dealing with Triggers Of Anxiety

“It’s okay to be scared. It’s okay to feel the way you are feeling. Your feelings are validated!”

Anxiety is a common companion for most people in today's fast-paced society. It is not surprising that it is one of the most common diagnoses in a world where mental health awareness is increasing. While the occasional bout of anxiety is completely normal, it's not normal for it to ruin your day-to-day activities where it drains your energy, interferes with sleep, and wears your body out.

Anxiety is a mental health issue that can make a person feel worried, afraid, or anxious. Anxiety for some people might also result in physical pain like chest pain and panic attacks. Anxiety triggers can be different for each person. Most people discover that they have several triggers. However, anxiety attacks can occur for no apparent reason in some people also. Therefore, it's crucial to identify any anxiety triggers you may have. The first step in managing your triggers is to recognise them.

External events trigger a resulting chain of events inside you- this can be explained by a scientific fact-
“The first law of thermodynamics, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another.”

Your surroundings have an impact on your perceptions and thoughts. When an outside stimulus prompts a thought, your brain sends out a series of impulses. Your emotions, physical sensations, and behaviors are then influenced by your thoughts, depending on how you choose to think about it. When you start to experience anxiety it can feel like it is never going to stop.

Symptoms of Anxiety:

  • Restless
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Feeling numb
  • Difficulty in concentrating

Common Anxiety Triggers include:

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Excessive intake of coffee
  • Relationship Stress
  • Financial Concerns
  • Solitude or Social Exclusion
  • Pondering Former Experiences
  • Overthinking
  • Self-Neglect
  • Skipping Meals
  • Medications
  • Burnout
  • Insomnia
  • Being in social events
  • Post Traumatic stress

Tips to deal with your Anxiety Triggers:

You can attempt to prevent them and cope if you can recognise and comprehend your triggers. You can pick up certain coping mechanisms to use when the triggers arise.

  • Start a journal
  • Seek help from counselor
  • Be honest to yourself
  • Engage in positive self talk
  • Distract yourself
  • Practice Yoga
  • Have Proper Sleep
  • Reduce caffeine, alcohol and cigarette intake

It's time to get assistance if you think you worry excessively or if you think you could have an anxiety problem. With Solh Wellness App track your feelings of anxiety through mood meter and start paying attention to your mood and what events trigger certain thoughts and emotions for you.

Know that it's OK to talk to others about your anxiety and that you're not alone. The best way out of anxiety is often to expose yourself to the things you are afraid of.