Friday, June 16, 2006

Meditate to deal with anxiety

In my previous post I had written about witnessing yourself when you get an anxiety attack. But the hard truth is that it is very difficult to apply.

A solution is to start meditating .
No, meditation is not sitting in mysterious poses and uncomfortable forms which are hard to maintain.
You could just sit down and watch your breath going in and out or maybe just watching your thoughts. This is the best type of meditation for a beginner .And I would suggest this to all the persons dealing with anxiety.

If I give an analogy. The mind could be said to be of two types --- like water which gets disturbed fast and takes a long time to come back to rest and the other type is honey, which takes a longer time to get disturbed and settles back to silence.

What meditation does is to stop the fast thoughts and movements of the mind and acts as a red signal for thoughts. After a long day of hard work when your mind is racing and thoughts are continuing till you think that your mind is going to burst, meditation gives your mind the much needed rest . Meditation puts a break in your mind and puts you a little distant from your thoughts or worries.

You could also just keep watching your thoughts or better to say witnessing your thoughts.
Just say to yourself that for 5 minutes I will not continue with my worrying thoughts. I will just watch them as an outsider.
And after the 5 minutes are over , I can always go back and start worrying , but for 5 minutes I will just watch my mind.

Believe me , if you start meditation you are on your way to becoming a different person. The anxieties or worries will reduce to a negligible amount and for the first time in your life you would be able to relax easily.

thats all for now.So start meditating.

Tips for dealing with anxiety

Are you feeling stressed out. are you feeling anxious. These days the anxiety levels are just rising higher and higher and some people are just unable to take it anymore.

So here are a few tips for dealing with anxiety.

1. The first tip -- for some people the anxiety attacks happen at a certain time everyday or when they eat or drink a certain things which triggers the attack. one example of this is coffee.
so just take a not of this and learn what time of the day it happens and what are the possible triggers that make it happen.And the very important thing is to know that you are really going an anxiety attack and the level of the attack. so here is a free stress test for you which will show your level of stress and anxiety . To take the free stress and anxiety test. click here.

2. When you have found out what triggers the attacks , then i dont need to tell you that you need to stop the intake of the substance that causes it. yes, it will mean stopping your coffeee intake or maybe lessening it as much as possible.

3. When you observe and have noticed that your anxiety attacks happen at a certain time or when a certain even happens . then you better be prepared and try to just witness yourself .
Try to see yourself undergoing the anxiety attack from an outsiders point of view and just go on noticing it without trying to fight it or stop it.
Just notice certain details about your attack like what are you feeling and what is the body going through.

You will soon notice that when you just keep on doing this , you will no longer fear your anxiety attack and this goes a long way to curing it.

Try and use these tips for now . I will soon be posting again with a few more tips for you.

And in the meanwhile dont forget to take the free anxiety test. click here.