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One Voice Makes A Difference with Janet Swanson

Feb 28, 2022

Anxiety effects our spirit, soul, and body!  In this week’s podcast, Joey will share with us how we can deal with anxiety in practical and spiritual ways!

First of all, anxiety is our body’s natural reaction to stress.

It’s a normal part of life to go through occasional anxiety. 

However, if your anxiety is persistent, overwhelming, seemingly uncontrollable, and excessive, you may suffer from an anxiety disorder. 

OCD, also known as obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) are related to anxiety disorders and often times come with depression.

40 million people experiencing anxiety disorders in any given year.


5 quick ways to cope with anxiety

If your anxiety is sporadic and getting in the way of your focus or tasks, there are some quick natural remedies that could help you take control of the situation.

If your anxiety is focused around a situation, such as being worried about an upcoming event, you may notice the symptoms are short-lived and usually subside after the anticipated event takes place.

  • Question your thought pattern

Negative thoughts can take root in your mind and distort the severity of the situation. One way is to challenge your fears, ask if they’re true, and see where you can take back control.

  • Practice focused, deep breathing

Try breathing in for 4 counts and breathing out for 4 counts for 5 minutes. total. By evening out your breath, you’ll slow your heart rate which should help calm you down.

  • Use aromatherapy

Whether they’re in oil form, incense or a candle scents like lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood can be very soothing.

  • Go for a walk or do 15 minutes of prayer

Sometimes, the best way to stop anxious thoughts is to walk away from the situation. Taking some time to focus on your body and not your mind may help relieve your anxiety.

  • Write down your thoughts

Writing down what’s making you anxious gets it out of your head and can make it less daunting.