How Crises Can Impact Anxiety
An unexpected negative event can stop us in our tracks. It can cause nervous thoughts that seem to consume us. Can we believe of nothing other than the crisis and its consequences? We begin to over think, to meditate. Worries, fears, inflating the problem so that it becomes even more difficult to handle. This sheer anxiety can disrupt sleep, insert itself into our relationships and interfere in daily performance.
So, a drug crisis can bring havoc on our lives by causing our anxiety to a high level. When anxiety takes over it feels impossible to stay calm. Fortunately, each and every one of us has the power and ability to remain anxiety-free in a crisis.
When dealing with a crisis, it can be difficult to stay calm and anxiety-free. After all, “crisis” implies calamity, disaster, being into addiction and sometimes even near-annihilation. Facing any type of crisis can produce anxiousness where none existed before and it can aggravate existing anxiety disorders. While it is natural to go through sheer anxiety during a crisis, it is not a rule. You can stay calm and anxiety free in a crisis.
Stay Calm and Anxiety-Free in a Crisis
It’s okay-and absolutely normal to be distrait and in an anxiety manner during a crisis. That does not mean, however, that we must stay in this agitated state forever. The tips that should be adopted will help you to continue calm and anxiety-free in a crisis.
Shape your perspective: There are many negatives in a crisis situation, but not everything is negative. Intentionally discover what is still going right. What positive actions can you do more to increase what is working and what is going well? In choosing your perspective, you are not ignoring the problem but you are holding it from overwhelming you.
Be solution-focused: Looking for the problems created during a crisis can be improbably consuming. Instead, back up and break the problems into executable bits. How can you manage each piece? Find small solutions within each area.
Find opportunities: In some crisis, big or small, there are opportunities to grow. Find those opportunities where you forget the problem and start thinking about the solutions.
Reach out: Sometimes, anxiousness tells us that we “should” be capable of handling something ourselves without needing help. This is one of the anxiety’s lies. In reality, humans need each other and connecting with someone for help and support can make solutions and opportunities easier to find.
Summary: A crisis can jump us and increase anxiety. By choosing our perspective and adopting a solution, finding opportunities for personal growth and reaching out for help and support, we can remain calm and anxiety-free in any crisis.