Anxiety is an extremely deliberating condition that must be addresses as a matter of urgency. People who suffer from anxiety are often in a confused state of mind, and are at odds with what is wrong with them and how to go about providing a solution to their condition.
There are several things that can make anxiety worse:
Number 1: Negative Influences In Your Life
There are people that can be very bad for you and can have a negative impact upon you and your anxiety. It is vital that you surround yourself with positive people. Negative people can have an impact upon your mental health. Negative people often put you down, drain you of energy and often are not sympathetic of your situation. Positive people can lift your spirits and help make you feel good about yourself, giving you an overall more positive attitude on life.
Number 2: Isolating Yourself From Others
One of the worst things that you can do if you have Anxiety is to isolate yourself from other people, as when you are alone you are alone with your thoughts. Having a victim mentality instead of adopting a determination to beat anxiety is very destructive. When you are alone with your thoughts then you are more likely to adopt a victim mentality as you don’t have other people around you to provide a positive influence.
Number 3: Overthinking
Anxious people often having racing thoughts that sometimes they are unable to switch off. Although difficult try to stop your racing thoughts by distracting yourself with an activity, such as riding a bike, doing some physical exercise, watching a film etc. Overthinking only serves to make anxiety worse.
Number 4: Caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulant that causes somebody without anxiety to feel jittery and awake. For somebody suffering with anxiety it causes their heart rate to increase, making them feel moody and ‘on edge’. Somebody who has anxiety who is consuming caffeine on a regular basis are more likely to suffer from panic attacks.
Number 5: Drugs & Alcohol
Drugs and alcohol provide temporary relief from anxiety, but in the long run it can make anxiety worse. When you try to withdraw from regular drug and alcohol use you will have withdrawal symptoms which will fuel your anxiety.