Overthinking & anxiety among teenagers and young adults are more common than you would think. In any survey, more than 60% of recipients will have some symptom of anxiety in a stressful situation.
Being anxious doesn’t always mean you have frequent panic attacks. Some anxiety is high functioning, which means it is always there, but rarely surfaces. If you are one of them, then here are activities that can immediately take you out of that train of anxiety-filled thoughts.
Visuals Can Do Wonder
When we are so consumed with obsessive thoughts, distraction becomes difficult. It is like our own mind doesn’t wish to detach from the chain of thoughts, and it takes an extra effort to force your mind to look elsewhere.
Visuals can be an excellent way to keep down the chaos in your own mind and dive into a different reality. At times, when we overthink, it is so overwhelming that something which hasn’t even happened (and might not have any possibility of occurring) consumes us so deeply that it is difficult to come out.
Once you distract yourself and put some time between the manic thinking, you will see that the chain of thoughts was ridiculous and made no sense after all. It is advisable to watch something aesthetically pleasing. Probably a cinema with excellent cinematography and visuals. Some of the movies which great cinematography are –
- The Harry Potter Series.
- The Lord Of The Ring Series.
- Pride & Prejudice.
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Relaxation Is Self Care
With the chaos of the world engulfing you, relaxation is like a diamond in the coal. But, no matter how important coal is to keep the trains of your life going, we all crave a diamond once in a while.
Therefore, no matter how busy your work life gets, never use it as an excuse not to relax. Giving in to the perils of a busy and exhausting life can give you excessive anxiety. Instead, you need to sit back, relax, breathe, and just be mindful.
Taking thirty minutes out for yourself at the end of the day can do wonders for your mental health. We are talking about-
- Less overthinking.
- More sleep.
- Waking up early.
- Better physical health.
- Better productivity.
When you return from work or school, give yourself some time to relax where you disconnect from the world.
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Staying Present Is Everything
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside your brain chemically when you are overthinking? Why does it feel like there’s chaos going on inside? Why are there so many thoughts and all your voices speaking at the same time?
Because you are currently inside your head, making what ifs and instances which might never happen. However, your brain is acting to these imaginations, making your palms sweat and your heart beat faster. So, no, it is not your body spasming because it doesn’t have a mind of its own.
You are letting it go out of control, and a good solution to bring yourself back in control is being present. Try your best to mute everything going inside, and just concentrate on three things.
- Something you can see.
- Something you can hear.
- Something you can feel against your skin.
Heightening your current senses is a great distraction, and every time you find your thoughts drifting, just concentrate back on your breathing.
Try Junk Journaling
Junk journaling has many benefits for someone who is dealing with anxiety & overthinking.
- First, it becomes stressful whenever you tie an anxious person into an obligation, but stress journaling is not a task. You do not have to do it every day.
- Second, there is no rule or pattern of how you should begin. You just pour your thoughts down on a piece of paper.
- Junk journaling doesn’t always entail writing. If someone is not great at writing, they can always go for making a video documentary of their mood whenever they are not feeling well.
At times, when you put these feelings down on a paper and read it or listen to them once they are recorded, they start making a lot more sense than usual.
Get Rid Of Your Anxiety!
Admitting that you have anxiety and trying to get rid of it is not something you should be ashamed of. You are, after all, entitled to live your best self possible and cannot compromise in terms of poor mental health. Yet, a survey shows more than 31% of adults will deal with anxiety at least once in their life.
Hopefully, these above-mentioned suggestions have been of some help to you. So, write to us, and let us know the other ways we can help in bettering your mental health.