Feel Anxious About The Daily Stressors in Life?

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By Schiwa Salari

Often when we feel anxious, we are projecting our fears into the future.  What does this mean?  We are worrying about scenarios that could happen in the near or distant future that actually haven’t happened yet.  These thoughts can be accompanied by various emotions such as fear, worry, panic, and uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as sweating, increased heart rate, or difficulty sleeping.

It is important to distinguish anxious feelings from underlying mental health or medical conditions that can cause similar symptoms and can greatly affect daily life functioning.  Please make sure to see your medical doctor for an assessment, if you feel you aren’t able to cope on a daily basis with feelings of anxiety or physical symptoms that bring on anxiety.

What are some things we can do when we are feeling anxious in our daily lives?

First of all, take a deep breath.  Fear and anxiety puts our body in the fight-or-flight mode and it becomes hard to actually take a step back and think clearly when our nervous system is heightened.

It is important to distinguish anxious feelings from underlying mental health or medical conditions that can cause similar symptoms and can greatly affect daily life functioning. 

Then, see if you can become aware of what you are thinking in the moment.  Are you creating thoughts of future negative outcomes that haven’t happened yet?  If so, what is behind that fear or worry you are feeling?  Are you basing your future experience on what has happened in the past?  Meaning, do you believe that because something didn’t work out in the past, that it will likely not work out in the future? Or are you having trouble feeling confident in your own abilities?  Do you feel that you aren’t smart enough or strong enough to make things happen in your life or bring positive outcomes to fruition?

Self worth can be built and encouraged

Self worth can be built and encouraged

As you dig deeper as to the root of those feelings, you can start to de-mystify these anxious feelings, you sometimes feel you have no control over.  You will also start to notice that you are not these feelings, yet, you are a person experiencing these feelings.  We always have the control to change how we feel.

As a life coach, I would support my clients in the self-discovery of these deeper issues that lie underneath the surface of feelings of their anxiety and also help them in finding coping skills that work for them to reduce daily stressors.  Through the safe, nurturing and respectful coaching-client relationship, a client’s self-esteem and self-worth can also be built and encouraged.

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To get in touch with me, please call or visit us at Apollo Medical Center.  You can also find more info about me and my life coaching services at www.softenlife.com