Have you ever noticed that your anxiety hits about the same time every day? There's a reason for it and there are a few ways you can help yourself when it does it.
First, over 40 million American suffer from an anxiety disorder. The Mayo Clinic says people with these disorders "frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations."
Desreen Dudley, a licensed clinical psychologist, said quote, “Anxiety is often triggered by an upcoming event or an unknown outcome to a circumstance, in which a person worries about what to expect or anticipates a negative outcome, respectively.” She says that because our brains can learn anxiety, “our bodies and brains often learn to react with anxiety at a certain time of day or in certain situations."
So if the tasks start piling up and the anxiety comes, what can you do to fight it? First, be aware of the moment you're in when your anxiety strikes. Sanam Hafeez, a New York-based neuropsychologist, said quote, “Once you are aware of the present moment, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths into your low belly.”
Try to identify what id triggering your anxiety so you can tackle it-- is it caffeine? Is it a task? once you identify you can tackle that trigger. Another thing you can do to help with your anxiety is to take a break to walk or stretch.