7 WAYS


It is important to recognize that uncertainty is a natural part of life. You cannot know with absolute certainty what is going to happen next. When you release your attachment to control, it’s easier to breathe. The best approach is to learn how to deal with your anxiety in healthy ways. For example, consider these seven healthy ways to help you deal with worry:


1. Work It Off - Although exercise may not actually solve the issues that are causing you to feel anxious, engaging yourself in activity takes your mind off things. Your mind becomes clearer after taking a break.


2. Address Your Fears - Instead of suppressing your anxiety, it is important to face your fears head on. Ask yourself what is truly causing your anxiety. You may even find that your worries are mostly false. If you discover that they are not false and concern your patient, discuss it with the patient. 


3. Meditate - Meditation helps your mind with needed breaks from all that clutter. The practice also helps you with greater focus. You’ll find yourself experiencing increased clarity and will be less likely to worry over unnecessary things.


4. Stay Hydrated - Did you know that dehydration has been linked to depression? Just about every person has heard that it is important to drink enough water, but most people do not realize that their mental health actually improves when they are hydrated.


5. Change Your Perspective - Energy flows where you focus your attention. Understand that you can choose to focus on positive rather than negative thoughts. In fact, as you become more positive, you’ll be better able to create more positive outcomes in your care for your loved one.


6. Relax - It’s hard not to feel bombarded living in modern times. You probably spend your days in a constant state of flux. Your heart beats a lot faster as a result. So set aside time to relax. You’ll find that your feelings, as well as your patient’s feelings, of anxiety subside.


7. Seek Help.- You may find yourself feeling worse and worse if you are unable to stop yourself from incessant worrying. It may be a good idea to seek counseling or to talk to someone who can help. Anxiety is very common. There is nothing to feel ashamed about when you approach someone for help. (37)


Final Thoughts - The best way to find relief from constant worrying is to learn to let go. Worrying does not bring you any closer to solving problems. In fact, it only makes it more difficult to find clarity. Make a commitment of reducing your anxiety levels today. It starts with a simple choice.