Managing Your Fears As An Alternative To Abuse And Addiction
Everybody deals with stress and anxiety, however some people
sometimes take it out on others through abuse or take their
fears out on themselves through addiction. Both of these
alternatives are wrong. There is a better way to deal with your
stress and anxieties. Here is a list of techniques that a person
can use to help manage their stress, anxieties, and fears.
First and foremost, seek help and treatment from a professional.
Getting help from a counselor or other professional is very
important and can provide you much help and insights in dealing
with your current problem. Getting help from a professional
should be the first thing you do in getting better. Remember to
follow through on the suggestions that these counselors offer to
you and be patient with the process of getting better.
Try to learn what is the real source of your fears and
anxieties. Knowing what the source of your problem is can go a
long way in finding the solution. Think about it and try to
figure out what is the source of your fears and stress. If you
do not know, then ask a professional or a counselor. As a
Layman, I learned that finding the source of your fears will put
you that much closer in getting better.
Sometimes, we get stressed when everything happens all at once.
Instead of taking it out on someone else a person should take a
deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to
get your mind off of the problem. A person could take a walk,
listen to some music, read the newspaper or do an activity that
will give them a fresh perspective on things. This mental
timeout can help you refocus on your current situation.
A good way to manage your worry is to challenge your negative
thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When
encountering thoughts that make your fearful or anxious,
challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will
maintain objectivity and common sense.
When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with
a lot of anxiety, the first thing you can do is to break the
task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller
tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and
increases your chances of success.
As a Layman and not as a professional, I realize it is not easy
to deal with all of our fears and other problems, however there
are all kinds of help available. Remember to take advantage of
the help that is around you. The key is to be patient and not to
give up. In time, you will be able to find those resources that
will help you with your problems.