Identifying the root cause of Anxiety
There could be several reasons why you might be feeling anxious. It could be due to a stressful event or situation in your life, such as work or educational-related stress, relationship problems, financial difficulties, or even a traumatic event. Anxiety can also be caused by biological factors such as genetics and also chemical imbalances in the brain. Lifestyle factors can also contribute to anxiety including lack of sleep, not getting enough exercise and also substance abuse. It’s important to identify the root cause of your anxiety and the seek professional help if needed.
Anxiety symptoms can vary from mild to severe and may include:
- Excessive worrying
- Difficulty sleeping
- Panic attacks
- Muscle tension
Physical anxiety symptoms may include sweating, trembling, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing and nausea. These symptoms can be disruptive to daily life and can interfere with education, work, and relationships. It’s important to seek help if you’re experiencing these symptoms and to also understand that anxiety is treatable with various interventions including therapy, lifestyle changes or medication.
Coping with Mental Health & Anxiety
- Practice relaxation techniques such as breathwork, meditation, mindfulness or yoga
- Regular exercise helps to reduce anxiety and stress
- Create a list and prioritise your tasks so you feel less overwhelmed
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Implement a sleep routine
- Keep a journal and identify triggers that are causing your anxiety, write them down and develop coping mechanisms
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine
- Spend time with loved ones and supportive friends
Prioritising your wellbeing and mental health involves taking actions to maintain and improve your emotional and psychological wellbeing, building a support system can provide a sense of community and understanding. It’s important to remember that managing mental health is an ongoing process and takes time and effort.
Seeking professional help
At Steps Together our purpose is to ensure that we secure lasting recovery and improved health and wellbeing for all those affected by poor mental health or addiction. We provide discreet therapy programmes & clinical care throughout the UK.
For a free and confidential discussion with our expert treatment advisors, contact us today on: 0330 175 7031 or visit www.stepstogether.co.uk for further information.