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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety or we can call it “worry”, it’s a natural thing in our body and mind that functioned as a response to our stress. However, in some cases, anxiety could cause a severe problem in our life. The uneasy feeling that you feel every time that led to overthinking is also an effect from anxiety. Sometimes, people are having difficulty sleeping, because they can’t relax their mind and body.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) characterized by exaggerated anxiety and worry that can interfere with sleep. GAD is a serious concern and it is complicated to determine the cause of GAD. It comes from people’s developmental factors, behavioral, and genetic. GAD has symptoms that include:

  • excessive worrying
  • muscle tension
  • difficulty sleeping
  • irritability
  • difficulty concentrating
  • unable to relax
  • easily fatigued

“Reduce the stress levels in your life through relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. You’ll look and feel way better for it.”
– Suzanne Somers

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Techniques and Practices for Coping With Anxiety

These techniques and practices could be beneficial for you to help you deal with your anxiety. All techniques are adapted from “Wysa”, a personal AI for stress and depression. However, this app only available on Android. Also, you can check “Wysa” website from this link.

Observing Thoughts:

To regain your equilibrium, observing your thoughts is a must thing. This will help you to feel better since this will clear your mind from overwhelming negative thoughts.

  1. Close your eyes and take a deep breath,
  2. Create a picture of yourself lying on the ground watching the clouds,
  3. Observe the clouds’ shape and size, letting them pass by,
  4. Accept the various shape and size without judging the clouds,
  5. Retake a deep breath,
  6. Exhale,
  7. Let your mind wander and observe the thought that comes to you,
  8. Gently note them, whether it is a happy thought or anxious thought,
  9. Don’t start any conversation with your thought or react to your though,
  10. Observe and release your thought, let it pass,
  11. Focus on breathing again and focus on the rhythm of your breath,
  12. Repeat number 8,
  13. Gently open your eyes and smile.
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Final Story

As a result, all these steps are essential to building your skill to observe the thought with clarity, awareness, and without emotion. Finally, you can more aware of your thoughts and emotions are connected.

Anyway, my experience with anxiety when I started my own startup company was overwhelming. I can’t sleep or have a clear mind at that time. There are many methods to cope with anxiety and I created my method to clear my overwhelming mind. Similarly, this method from “Wysa” is the best method that I’ve ever tried and quite similar to my method.

I am continually sharing ways in which you can learn something from my experience or use some tools that I use to improve my life quality. These are some helps that you can use to improve your life quality.

Anyway, what’s the biggest thing you’re struggling with right now that I can help you with? Please let me know in the comment section or you can contact me through my social media or email. After reading this article, let’s try to strike up a conversation with a person that you trust to help you clear your mind or to help you observe your thought.

I hope this article can help you to get rid of your anxiety. Big love!

“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.”
– Matt Cameron

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