I suddenly started having bad anxiety. What can I do?



I've heard anxiety described before as fear for the future or obsession about something that might or could happen and a certain level of anxiety and fear is normal for all of us it drives us to act and to do something about certain things and in some cases this fear and anxiety helps us to protect ourselves but in other cases it can be paralyzing and affect our ability to function instead of moving us to action it paralyzes us and it may almost be like we're frozen we might have panic attacks and it may just lead us to obsess about something in particular and to avoid everything else in our life we're more prone to anxiety when we're overly stressed or if we're overly tired and if we're hungry so if you experience a little bit of anxiety stop what you're doing and take some big deep mindful breaths in and out you can't underestimate the power of mindful breathing and also consciously relax your muscles you might find that your neck is tense or that your body just in general is tense so take some big deep breaths and try to relax your body and examine your situation is there something you need to let go of is there a circumstance that you need to remove yourself from if you have basic needs that need to be met then do what it takes to fulfill those needs like take a nap if you're tired or if you're hungry then make sure you have a good meal maybe you've just been running faster than you have strengths for a while and you've just been overly stressed and need to let go of some things in your life and recharge for a minute and that's okay and we all need to do that every once in a while also take note of your thoughts are they rational or are they irrational for example maybe you've been having anxiety about your child being in danger and a rational thought would be experiencing anxiety over your child about ready to lean over our window well and you're seeing that happening from the other side of the yard and you run over as fast as you can to save them from danger that's a rational type of anxiety it moved you to action and it's necessary to save your child from that an example of an irrational anxiety or fear we'd be watching videos of kids falling off slides and obsess thing about it so much and not allowing your child to play on age-appropriate playgrounds because you're afraid that they're going to get hurt that's inhibiting you and your child if you feel like the anxiety or fears you're experiencing are intense enough that they are immobilized you and affecting your ability to function or you're experiencing panic attacks then I suggest talking with your doctor about it be open and honest about your thoughts and feelings so that they can help you based on their conversation with you they'll be able to determine if intervention is warranted in the form of medication and/or therapy they could also talk with you about other things you can do to help manage the anxiety that you're experiencing good luck with everything and if you have more questions in the future for me feel free to ask them on our intermountain mom's Facebook and Instagram pages and recommend us to your friends and family too

3 comments

  1. So I haven’t had a big appetite and so I’m eating like once a day and I don’t know how to increase my appetite

  2. I have anxiety attacks I tried to stay as calm as I can now that I’m pregnant for the third time but sometimes it’s hard. Especially when I know that I have to buy a lot of stuff for a new baby

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