Many of us at one point or another have dealt with anxiety.
Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome
It isn't easy. You feel like you have absolutely no control, like the world is collapsing all around you.
Luckily there's hope.
Personally I'm not a fan of all those anti-depressants since I'm certain that they do more harm then good. They never really address the root cause and simply try to suppress the problem instead of resolving it leading to addiction.
I'm more of a fan of natural remedies.
The biggest recommendation I've always heard when dealing with anxiety is to exercise. It's a good way to clear your mind and focus all your energy on the activity.
If you're into yoga or are interested in trying it out you'll notice that it is great at helping soothe the edginess and overly-aroused feelings that come from anxiety.
This is something that always helps me. Different people like different music but I suggest listening to something peaceful like the sound of the ocean.
There are many playlists on YouTube, simply type in "anxiety relief".
Classical music is also very good for concentration and stress relief.
Here is my favourite piece by Bach which has helped me through tough times.
If music isn't your thing then perhaps finding a quiet space where you can be alone is best.
From my conversations with religious people, they've told me that prayer gives them comfort and helps them de-stress. Others have suggested meditation as an option for the non-religious.
I've prayed before, for me it was a means to release negative energy. It had mixed results and isn't something that I would recommend for everyone.
Meditation is also not for everyone since it takes time to learn how to properly do it and not everyone is capable of putting them self in that state of mind when they have an anxiety attack.
If you have anxiety attacks often, I would recommend taking some meditation classes because they are quite helpful in that regard.
Talking to Someone
This is in my opinion one of the best ways to deal with anxiety. Letting someone else know what your problems are so that they can help you.
Sometimes all it takes is to just have others hear what your problems are because you feel like you are bottled up inside.
Depending on who you trust you can refer to a friend, family member, therapist or someone at your place of worship (if you are religious).