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Anxiety: Easy Ways To Deal With It

How do you deal with anxiety? Find out a few easy ways to deal with it here!

Kevin David

Kevin David

With the new awareness for mental health in Africa, it is important for us to take this part of self-awareness importantly. So many things happen to us and we are ignorant or confused about how they make us act and what we’re feeling. But let’s not be nonchalant about these things and stop saying its ‘Oyibo’, because it’s your life.

Anxiety attacks are triggered by the unknown results of our actions or inactions that are fueled by the fact that we can be extremely hard on ourselvctes and have such high expectations of ourselves. We are our own critics and we are the worst, so when we have done something that we think is wrong or is awrong, our minds automatically trigger the actual effect or extent of damage done and we release very strong negative emotions and energy but this energy is constrained within us so we self-implode because we are holding in our expressions and reactions to said negative situation.

So, we are familiar with depression but anxiety is a mental illness that is subtle and serves as a major depression trigger. You know when something is supposed to happen or is going to happen and you have that feeling in your head, your heart and mostly in your tummy. That’s an anxiety attack.

Anxiety attacks are triggered by the unknown results of our actions or inactions that are fueled by the fact that we can be extremely hard on ourselves and have such high expectations of ourselves. We are our own critics and we are the worst, so when we have done something that we think is wrong or is actually wrong, our minds automatically trigger the actual effect or extent of damage done and we release strong negative emotions and energy but this energy is constrained within us, so we self-implode because we are holding in our expressions and reactions to said negative situation.

People who suffer from anxiety attacks are usually highly self- conscious. They believe that they should know better and that they shouldn’t make mistakes. Checking their backgrounds, they may have grown up in very strict environments and were usually always found to make many mistakes growing up. Children who are known to have certain learning disorders such as dyslexia usually have a hard time taking corrections.

Generally, if any of these things sound like you and you feel a pain in your chest reading this because of how much you can relate to it, you should seek help, take an online test and speak to someone who can relate with it. But if you don’t feel anything at all, it means you have perfected the act of numbing your feelings and you should seek help. It means you have shut a lot of people out because of this.

A way to deal with anxiety is to monitor and identify your triggers. I know that in Nigeria we are usually not particular about how our work environment affects our mental health and so we remain stuck with jobs and bosses that literally drive us crazy. Once your boss steps into the office, your tummy starts to form knots, you get uncomfortable.

If this is you then you have identified that your boss is your trigger or your job. It would be wise to avoid such confrontations. Let us all take our mental health seriously and look out for one another. Be sensitive in the way you treat people and take it easy on your self. There is a line between pushing yourself and destructively criticizing yourself.