Thursday, May 28, 2015

Anxiety

Some days I wake up entirely sad, mainly days that I don't work, it feels like the weight of the world is on my shoulders.... 
The night before when I went to bed, every thing was good, hubby and I didn't fight, Brooke and I were ok so why this some mornings. 

This morning for example I woke with a heavy heart and was incredibly nervous that there was someone in my house..... It's crazy because all three doors and windows were locked... It is really hard when you have moments like this.  It just takes over your heart(makes it heavy), your mind(causing it to go crazy) and emotionally because you are full of tears and very weepy ( or is that just me) 

I had enough so I wanted to research it .... 

Most cases of morning anxiety are simply generalized anxiety. You wake up feeling anxious or stressed about your day, but otherwise you don't necessarily have specific attacks or actions. You're simply stressed every time you wake up.


    Morning anxiety is actually a bit easier to understand, because it's not necessarily its own type of anxiety. Rather, it's a reaction to anxiety that has its basis in a number of potential causes. These include:
    I found ways to stop morning anxiety 

    ~ go jogging- daily exercise has been shown in studies that morning exercise has been shown to improve your overall mood.  It's because after a night sleep we have built up energy and we need to get it out 

    ~ remove daily stresses - you need to make sure you are happy to face the day 

    • A) Make work fun - if work stresses you, find a way to make work fun 
    • B) getting out there - if you find you do not feel as if you are getting out there enough or having enough fun 
    • C) Relationship Troubles- Those with relationship issues should be making sure they're addressing them as well. Sitting around and hoping things will change is foolish. If you're so stressed during the day that you're waking up with anxiety, then you need to make changes right away if you want your morning anxiety to go away.
    Positive Thinking Exercises
    Similarly, morning anxiety suffers from a problem of negative thinking. You're waking up assuming that your day is going to be stressful, and you experience anxiety as a result. You may not even realize this assumption is occurring, but it's one of the key factors in creating this idea that you should feel anxious to start the day.
    So you may need to try some positive thinking exercises.
    • Positive Journaling – One thing to do is write in a journal every night or every morning where all you write about are the genuinely great things that have happened to you or will happen to you. 
    • Affirmations – Affirmations are not for everybody, but they can be effective. Affirmations are positive phrases that you repeat to yourself when you're feeling down. 
    • Morning Notes – You can do this yourself, or have a partner do it for you, but another thing you can try is waking up every morning with a positive note posted somewhere around the house. 
    • Goal Setting – Finally, make sure that you're setting goals for yourself, with numerous sub-goals listed along the way. Each sub goal should have a date that you're gunning for, with everything planned out on a calendar. 

    Finally, the most obvious step is to address your overall anxiety. So many people look for a quick fix when it comes to controlling their anxiety, but just doing these steps will not cure your anxiety over night, it is a daily process and one that we do not have to carry alone. There are  many people out there that are willing to help us 


    7 comments:

    1. I don't have anxiety issues however, I find that meditation (even 5 minutes or so) really works to help calm me when I'm stressed out!

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    2. Setting goals really helps me, too. I've had anxiety longer than I can remember. One day, I'm on top of the world, the next day I'm afraid to leave the house. A lot of positive "me time" (which is usually blogging!) is my lifesaver. Really great post. Thanks for bringing some more awareness to mental health.

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    3. I'm definitely one who looks for a quick fix! ;) I'm glad you've found some things that work for you!

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    4. I have suffered from anxiety for most of my adult life. Some days are way harder than others. I'm actually having a very anxious couple days. Thank you for sharing what you do to help yours. It helps to know I'm not alone.

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    5. These are all great suggestions! There is no quick fix, but we can all face better mornings. Thank you!

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    6. I deal with anxiety - in spurts - mostly since I've hit middle age... another thing to do - the affirmations are great - print out comforting scriptures and post them near your computer or wherever you spend a lot of time!

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    Thanks for the blogging Love