The common reaction to anxiety is to attempt to ignore it and go on with what you’re doing. If you could ignore it, it wouldn’t be a problem. For quick anxiety relief learn to stop what you are doing and focus on the symptoms.
Anxiety is either fear of some stressful situation you are facing or it is Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Either one requires you to face it and focus your attention on it for quick relief.
Tips For Quick Anxiety Relief
1. Focusing On The Symptoms
The most effective method I have used for relief is to quickly change my focus. Refocus everything to what your anxiety feels like. Ignoring the symptoms is the wrong approach. Instead, stop what you are doing and thinking about, and focus all of your attention on the feelings and symptoms you are experiencing. These feelings are real messages from your brain, and you need to indicate to your brain that you are paying attention.
2. Anxiety is your brain sending messages
Stop whatever you are doing physically and in your mind and cause yourself to look within. Think about where the feeling of anxiety is located. Anxiety produces a wide range of physical symptoms; but the symptoms are coming from what’s going on in your mind. It’s time to get in your mind and see what your symptoms are, and where they are manifesting at this very moment.
3. Only think about how anxiety feels right in this moment
Go to the feelings in your mind and see exactly where they are and how it feels. As you stop fighting against the symptoms and look within to simply locate your anxiety, you will feel the intensity begin to lessen until there is relief. Anxiety must cause physical symptoms, and you need to locate them one by one and focus on one as you would a welcome guest. You want to gently make yourself think about exactly how this symptom feels and where it’s located. As you focus, without a fight, on a symptom your brain gives it up and it vanishes. Now look for the next symptom and welcome it also. You can’t run fast enough to escape the feelings, so come back to your body.
4. Get Back In Your Body
When you are stressed, consumed with worry, anxiousness, or panicked, the first thing you need to do is call your self back in to the moment and into your body. It feels like an anxiety attack demands all of your mental attention to fight, or maybe even leave running. You were born with the fight or flight syndrome and this is it. Instead of trying to fight anxiety off or run from it with more activity, a calm moment relieves the pressure.
4. Touching your anxiousness heals the moment
Calm your anxiety and get back into the reality of the moment with your sense of touch. No matter where you are you can find something to touch. Pick up any object, a coffee cup, a writing pen, a stick, grab a piece of your clothing: it doesn’t matter what you touch. Immediately begin to refocus all of your attention onto the way it feels on your finger tips. You may be surprised how quickly you can move to place of calm with your sense of touch. Both focusing on the symptoms and your sense of touch brings you back to reality.
Real relief, whether it is quick or not, will always come in realizing that you can take the emergency out of anxiety and find relief.
These methods will bring you quick anxiety relief. The more you practice, the easier it will be for you to return your mind back to your own presence for quick relief.