Dealing with anxiety is no walk in the park. I have personally suffered from anxiety much of my life, in various different forms. Sometimes anxiety rears its head as physical symptoms, such as stomach aches and nausea. Some people report pins and needles sensations, and others even report blurred vision.
Other times anxiety can manifest as a phobia. I’ve been through several phobias, such as fear of throwing up in public, fear of choking, and hypochondria. These fears can seem entirely real and reasonable to the sufferer, even if to an outside person they seem ridiculous.
Although anxiety is defined as a normal reaction to excess stress of some sort, it’s classified as abnormal depending on the intensity and reasoning behind the anxiety. For example, extreme cases of fear of driving are definitely considered to be an anxiety disorder because the fears are unfounded and blown out of proportion.
Coping with anxiety and finding anxiety attack relief can be a long journey. However, it’s entirely possible to overcome it on your own using self help techniques. There are quite a few programs out on the market that can help you do so. Researching these and finding one that fits your personality is key. It might require trying on a few “for size” so to speak.
Other ways to help you cope with anxiety are rather simple and straightforward. Doing things like securing alone time for yourself to relax and regenerate and allow your brain to rest, exercising more often, and eating right will all contribute to a more positive mental outlook. Reducing stress also means taking control of your life and creating a stronger sense of self.