There are various factors that may cause anxiety disorders in a person. Some of them include medical factors, brain chemistry, genetics, substance abuse, environmental factors or a mix of these. Today, life has become so hectic and stressful that it can trigger anxiety disorders quite easily. Typically, anxiety is a reaction caused due to external forces. However, there is a possibility that some people feel anxious due to negative self-talk. Negativity and developing a habit of believing that the worst can happen is not good at all.
The feeling of anxiety can make you uncertain in certain situations. In fact, you may even end up doing certain undesirable things as a result of your anxiety. The temptation of focusing excessively on your future is too much to resist and you may even get entangled into endless what-if scenarios. Good news is that there are various techniques and ways to reduce your anxiety in an effective manner.
Here are some of the pertinent questions and their answers to help you in reducing your anxiety.
An anxious state of mind is not a pleasant mental state to find yourself in. Whether it be social anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, or any of the other variations of anxiety, they create a constant state of fear and helplessness in the affected individual. The relationship between stress and anxiety is especially interesting, in that they feed off of each other and create a self destructive cycle that works to make the anxious person suffer even more. Take for example, an individual with obsessive compulsive disorder who is anxious because on the way to work, they suddenly had the thought that they may have left open their front door. With the way unconscious habits operate, this is unlikely to be true. Yet they feel extreme stress and want to go home and check. Should they go home, they would be late for work and this creates further stress. It does not matter if they go home or to work, the anxiety and stress will continue to haunt them. Continue reading to see how Meditation helps anxiety and stress.
Depression is a disorder that has the potential to destroy lives. Those suffering from the condition may lose the will to live, stop taking care of themselves and withdraw from society. Suicide is also attempted by those with depression, in fact, they are at a greater risk of ending their lives. Isolated, unsure of what is happening to them and yet unwilling to resolve the issue by virtue of their mental state – depression is an enemy that sticks close to your side, pretending to be your friend. For those suffering from this condition, every new day is a struggle to survive, simple getting out of bed can prove to be a huge challenge. Depending on the severity of the depression, the individual may completely isolate themselves, even from their loved ones.
In today’s fast and hectic world, stress has become a common phenomenon in everybody’s life. It can be defined as the way one feels and reacts while dealing with pressures and challenges. One can also experience stress at school, within relationships or at the workplace. People may also be stressed while they try to cope up with either financial or health-related matters. There can be an enormous variation while responding to stress from individual to individual. For some people being stressed can actually be a motivating factor in their lives. The feeling is known as stress where a person strives to work even harder and is more focused. For other people, stress can restrict his or her focus and increase mistakes.
Breathing techniques or Diaphragmatic breathing are so simple that they can easily be overlooked. These are such powerful tools, yet many players have yet to buy in and take the time to perfect these skills.
Breathing has been referred to in some circles as the remote control for the brain. This is a great analogy yet a lot of golfers still do not practice this as part of their daily training regime.
Athletes that are educated about their breathing and its impact on performance, and are able to recognize and control their own arousal states, are the athletes that are going to be the most successful. They are the ones that are able to keep their wits about themselves and reach a state of “relaxed concentration.”
Unfortunately, it can take a life crisis like a health scare, divorce, or loss of a job to realize that we are not on the right path in our lives. This creates a fork in the road. Do we go back to the same life hoping for a different result, or do we decide to have the courage to create change in our life? And even if we want to create change, where do we start?
In order to connect to our life purpose, we have to do just one thing: breathe.
Are you aware of your breath in this moment? Many of us are not aware of our breath, until we can’t breathe anymore.
When we connect to our breathing consciously, we connect to the present moment. Only in the present moment are we truly connected to our dreams and desires.
Quality breathing is essential for good health and performance which this blog is intended as a basic introduction to the principle.
Most of us don’t think about our pattern of breathing because it’s automatic, and unconsciously we all continue to breathe due to our autonomic nervous system. But to what extent do we truly give ourselves what our bodies need for optimum health & performance?
It’s unrecognized by many, that the importance of maintaining health & performance is directly related to the quality of our breathing.