Surely, we all have experienced anxiety issues at some point in our lives. No matter what form they take in our head, they all stem from feelings we don’t want to feel. Adolescents today are known to be more vulnerable, sensitive and emotional. Anxiety issues can have an adverse affect on them and can be facilitative and disruptive when it comes to their learning and performance. A closer look paints a far more disturbing picture of the way teenagers are suffering. The pressure to meet academic demands exacerbated by too many activities, peer pressure and interpersonal conflicts, among other things have given rise to stress and anxiety, thereby hampering sleep patterns, interfering with the learning mechanisms and affecting the overall physical and mental health of the students. It is, thus, imperative to take appropriate measures at the right time. Scroll down to find out ways to cope with anxiety issues.
1. Change your perspective
Someone has rightly remarked, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” In order to get rid of all those anxious thoughts, you need to start looking at them with a different and positive perspective. Adopting a positive approach will attract more positivity and you will observe negative and anxious thoughts gradually leaving your mind.
2. Divert your mind
Diversions play a vital role in keeping your mind away from anxious thoughts. Divert your mind by indulging in activities you enjoy. Try and socialise more, meet new people, surround yourself with positive ones and stay away from toxic ones.
3. Confide in someone
Anxiety, if not treated, may lead to stress and stress into depression. If you experience anxious thoughts, it is very important to communicate about the same. Confiding in someone, it can be your friend, mentor, parents, teacher or even a professional, can help it from escalating. It will also help you overcome such thoughts and you might discover there actually is nothing to stress over about.
4. Sweat it out
Exercise is said to be one of the best ways to overcome your anxiety. It relaxes your body and flushes out all the toxins. Exercise also opens your mind and refreshes it. This in turn helps you think clearly and turn your negative thoughts into positive. Exercising is a recreational activity that keeps anxiety at bay. You can indulge in light exercises, go for a brisk walk, meditate or do yoga.
5. Keep yourself elevated
Anxiety at times tends to arouse self critical thoughts that can be highly disturbing. Engage yourself in reading, travelling or any other thing that would pump you up a few notches. It can be anything and everything. When you keep yourself elevated, anxiety won’t be able to find you and you will be able to keep negative and critical thoughts away.