The way that people live today and the pace at which they rush at it makes for a breeding zone of anxiety, panic, worry and a host of other psychological issues. Anxiety can be crippling and if not dealt with it can render someone incapable of functioning properly and efficiently with their duties and responsibilities or enjoying their life. Dealing with anxiety does not have to involve medication although if this is necessary then it would be prudent to look into how the EHIC can help with costs if you have applied for the card.
- The first step is to identify unhealthy anxiety and recognize the signs of a state of panic. The signs would include: racing heartbeat, dizziness, loss of breath, tingling and numbness, chest pains, body or face flushing, stuttering or inability to speak coherently, extreme nausea and feelings of helplessness and impending doom.
- This should be followed with trying to calm yourself using deep breaths and other breathing techniques or taking a moment to meditate and let the world wash over you before anything else. Trying to deal with a perceived threat or affront in a heightened state of emotion can lead to personal injury or jumping to the wrong conclusions.
- After a sense of calm has prevailed, verify the facts and ensure that you had a valid right to be stressed. Taking responsibility for a misconception and build on this to find out your triggers and why they are making you anxious so that you can be clear headed while charting a solution.
- Once an episode is over there is a need to prevent a relapse by eliminating triggers if possible, for example, food triggers. Eliminate or reduce the intake of stimulants in your diet to avoid getting worked up over non-essential issues.
- Take supplements like magnesium, omega 3 acids and GABA and get in regular exercise and relaxation as well as a healthy well-balanced meal to reduce stress and its effects and to raise levels of hormones that promote feelings of happiness.
6) Actively create a positive attitude and environment and sell yourself on the possibility of a positive outcome. Having a journal will help you monitor progress and once the foundation has been set a calmer more positive outlook in perception and better grip on responses will follow.
Taking it Slow
Worrying is a part of life and everybody does it and it is normal to feel overwhelmed by the demands placed on us. However, when anxiety limits your ability to cope it is time to get help even if not in a professional setting. Overcoming anxiety will not in all likelihood be a one-day sort of thing but every step does count and every day without a panic attack or feeling of helplessness is a victory. When anxiety and worry become overwhelming list down all the worst case scenarios and then rationally eliminate the chances of their happening. If professional help is necessary the ehic card can help to reduce the situation getting worse as a result of costs.