Facing Anxiety Head On

Anxiety is on the rise, and perhaps it’s a shift in our culture. Everywhere is slowly building up, with more people, families and fewer open space than in the past. And then you have everyone on their smartphones, connected at all times.

It’s a recipe for anxiety, and it’s time that people start to tackle these issues head on.

Anxiety takes a toll on everything, including a relationship and a person’s health. When a person is anxious, it’s exhausting because the person has a fear to even walk out of the door in some cases. Imagine being anxious to go down to the local market – it happens every day for some people.

There are a wide range of anxiety problems, including panic disorders, compulsive anxiety and even social anxiety.

But there are ways to get rid of this anxiety. For one, it has to start with changes to your behavior. If you’re one of the families that are outspending your income, it may be time to change your ways.

Adding to your debt and not being able to pay your bills is a recipe for disaster.

Why?

Financial stress can lead to anxiety. You don’t know how you’ll be able to pay your rent this month, and some people are even afraid to go to the market because they don’t want to spend any more money.

Acceptance is a part of life, and a lot of professionals recommend starting with accepting anxiety. There’s nothing wrong with anxiety, a lot of people are anxious, and it’s important to embrace your anxiety and come to terms with it. If you allow anxiety to control you, it will start to impact your daily life.

Some anxiety, in mild forms, is perfectly normal, so get out of the mindset that something is “wrong” with you.

If social media is causing you anxiety, make sure to curb your usage. A lot of Israelis flock to Facebook because many overseas family members are on the site, but it’s also bad for your health.

Some studies show that Facebook leads to a feeling of anxiety when you’re not on it. People are also much happier when they stay away from social media. If you think that your anxiety is social media-related, it’s time to put an end to your social media usage. Don’t worry, people lived before social media, and you’ll be fine without knowing what everyone is doing every minute of the day.

If anxiety is so bad that you can’t leave the house, there are options. You can see a therapist, or you may try many over the counter remedies and find out that your anxiety is much better. Slow and steady progress can be made with medication or supplements.

At some point, you’ll need to confront your anxiety, and this may mean paying attention to your triggers. Learn what triggers are causing your anxiety, and once you know what triggers the anxiety, you can either try to avoid these triggers or confront them, learning that there is no reason to be anxious in the first place.

About the Author
 Jacob Maslow is passionate about writing. For more than ten years, he's used that passion to transform the web presence of a number of legal and medical professionals in creative, innovative and effective ways that get them noticed in a crowded field. Jacob is originally from Brooklyn. He packed up his five children and made Aliyah in 2014. Jacob's experience and varied interests lend themselves to a diverse palette of topics ranging from technology, marketing, politics, social media, ethics, current affairs, family matters and more. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys being an active member of social media including groups on Facebook and taking in the latest movies. 
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