Highly sensitive people: Remember these 10 things when you feel anxious.

We’ve all felt anxious sometimes in our lives. Anxiety is that panicky feeling you get before something big happens like a job interview, travelling, moving to a new place etc. Your heart beats faster and your palms start to sweat.

However ,this could not only happen when you are cared or exited for something. This could be a part of your everyday life.  You might feel oversensitive all the time and cry more, you might having hard time to fall asleep or concentrate because your heartbeat and thoughts are racing.

Highly sensitive people tend to be more creative and have active minds , but they are more vulnerable to anxiety, meaning that they can easily form all kinds of negative fantasies that only makes anxiety worse.

If you belong to these kind of people just

Remember these 10 things when you feel anxious:

  1. Your anxiety is just one part of the package.

Don’t be harsh on yourself for being who you are. Being highly sensitive also has its advantages and good sides: You may be more considerate and creative, notice things that others can’t see . learn new things quickly and show more compassion to other people’s problems.

  1. Like the weather, feelings change.

Feelings aren’t permanent. What you feel now, you won’t feel in an hour , day or a week. Like all things, those scary and anxious feelings in your head will eventually pass.

  1. Talk to someone.

Anxiety usually links to loneliness ,so you need to be surrounded with more people and talk to someone you trust to get all out there. When you share the feelings and situation you are dealing with, you will feel better. Also, having to explain your fears to someone else might be very helpful because then you realize if those fears are realistic or not.

  1. Set clearer boundaries in your relationships.

If your relationships are making you anxious, get rid of the source of your anxiety. You need to set firmer boundaries or even break the relationship. Don’t feel bad about it if it causes you stress.

  1. Don’t run away from what’s scaring you.

Your anxiety will only become worse if you avoid situations or people that cause it. Be brave and face them. Remind yourself it’s only fear and you will get through it.

  1. You can’t control what happens in life, but you can control (or learn tools to control) how you react.

Dr. Hans Selye, a physician who is considered the “father” of the field of stress research, writes, “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”

  1. Your anxiety doesn’t actually accomplish anything.

It wastes time and doesn’t get you any closer to your life’s goals. “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far,” writes author Jodi Picoult.

  1. Try relaxation techniques.

Exercising, meditation, breathing techniques and yoga are some of the things you could try to calm down anxiety. Listen to relaxing music, drink a cup of chamomile tea, indulge in your favorite book. Inhale deeply, hold your breath for a moment and exhale. It always works when having anxiety attacks.

  1. Keep things in perspective.

Don’t exaggerate the situations in your mind and don’t make worse than they really are. Dr. Steve Maraboli, author and behavioral science academic, writes, “I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety and fear.”

  1. It’s really going to be OK.

Author and motivational speaker Danielle LaPorte writes, “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be OK. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be OK. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.”

Source : https://themighty.com/2016/08/tips-highly-sensitive-people-dealing-with-anxiety/

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