I can still remember that exact moment when I started to experience anxiety. I was in elementary school, and I was dealing with a bullying problem. The problem began to exceed out of my control, and I didn't know how to handle it anymore. The night before school days was hell. I couldn't sleep. The following day I would be exhausted because I wasn't sleeping. This event was the beginning of my anxiety woes.
The older I got the worst my anxiety became. It became so severe that friends started to take notice. I mean no one no matter how much they love can deal with a worrisome person. At this point, I know that I needed to do something about my anxiety. Not only was the problem bothering me, but other people. Here are three different techniques that I came up with that has helped me.
1. REALIZE THAT YOU CANNOT CONTROL EVERYTHING
I like to know that things are within my control, and when things aren't in my control my anxiety spikes. Realizing that I can't control other people and what they do has left me with a sense of calm.
2. GO TO THERAPY
I haven't been to therapy (yet lol), but I've heard it's lovely. You get to talk to another person who doesn't know you and your past. So their opinions are only formed on what you tell them, and no there's no judgment. They are there to help talk through your problems at the speed that you are comfortable. Now, this is not a magic fix to your anxiety. Heck, you might end up not even liking the therapist at first, and you might switch to another person. That's okay. Keep looking for the right fit in the therapist for you.
3. TALK TO A CLOSE FRIEND
If you can't afford therapy and you happened to blessed enough to have the that close friend who is open to listening to the issues that are plaguing you- talk to them! It's vital that you and your friend both understand that they are not a trained therapist and they can't solve your anxiety. They are there for support and an open ear, so you don't have to keep it all bottled up.
Okay, here are the three techniques that highly suggest you explore if you happen to be dealing with anxiety. If you have anxiety, how do you deal with it?