Sunday, March 12, 2017

VERY EFFECTIVE METHOD: How To Train Your Brain To Stop Worrying

Worrying is a huge unnecessary evil when it comes to your mental health. However, you should know that worrying not only affects your mental state, but also has a negative effect on your physical health as well.

Although a little worry can be helpful as it helps you prepare for the upcoming events, worrying too much affects your health to the point of making you tired, stressed, greatly prone to depression, and even physically ill.

When you worry, the heart rate increases, you sweat, and the breathing becomes more difficult. You may also become pale, given that the blood withdraws from the skin and moves towards the muscles in order to prepare them for the fight or flight situation – as the body has prepared to respond to the threat, the tension may turn into pain causing weak legs, trembling, headaches, and back pain.

Furthermore, stress and anxiety are known to lower the immune system, making you more prone to colds or even more severe illnesses. They also make you even more fatigue and lethargic.

In this article, we are going to present you some practices, which can help you stop worrying and calm your anxiety.

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  • Write down your worries
Putting your worries into words helps transform the doubt and pity in your head into a problem with a potential solution. Putting your worries into words prepares you to the problems and look for a way to resolve the issue. According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, anxious test takers who wrote their feelings before doing the test actually performed much better compared to those who didn’t. Researchers believe that the key to writing about your worries is to emphasize the worst possible outcome for the cause of your anxiety.

  • Practice mindfulness meditation
Many different studies on the topic have confirmed that the simple act of closing your eyes and listening to your breath helps improve mental stability and cognitive function.
So, the next time you feel anxious, remember that all you need is an open mind and a quiet space. Sitting for at least 2 minutes helps you feel more centered, optimistic, and clear-headed.

  • Channel your stress into exercise
Exercise offers both physical and mental benefits. Although it is difficult at the beginning, exercising regularly helps regain the control of your life. This sense of control and self-worth allows you to reduce overall worry and stress.

It is recommended to practice aerobic exercises to the depressed patients, as it has been shown to lower the levels of body’s stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline. Moreover, it also helps boost the production of endorphins – a chemical in the brain that kill pain and lift your spirits.