Last Updated on December 7, 2022 by Rayna
Anxiety can be debilitating at worst and downright aggravating at best. Either way, I want to eliminate anxiety in every part of my life. And I bet you feel the same way since you clicked on this post. Am I right? Eliminating anxiety is a process but it can be done!
We all have the same amount of hours in each day. And, in some seasons of life, there’s just not enough time in the day to schedule that appointment with a counselor. If this is you, then this article about eliminating anxiety is probably just what the doctor ordered.
Causes of Anxiety Attacks
The causes of anxiety are not fully understood. It is a complex and multifaceted disorder that has many contributing factors. The key to understanding the causes of anxiety lies in each individual’s history, personality, and environment. Recognizing what causes your anxiety is exactly what you need to overcome it.
Some of the most common causes of anxiety are as follows:
- Traumatic event
- Genetics (and learned behaviors)
- Chemical imbalance
- Personality type
- Environmental factors
Anxiety is a mental disorder that can be exhausting and even crippling in some cases. It can severely affect your quality of life and make you feel like you are in a constant state of worry. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it is estimated that 40 million people in the United States are living with anxiety disorders. That’s 19% of the population!
What is the Root Cause of Anxiety and How Does it Affect Your Life?
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease. It can be caused by a number of things, including stress and trauma. The key is to ask yourself the tough questions to get to the root cause. Anxiety can also be caused by physical health problems like heart disease or diabetes.
Also, it is important to consider that the root cause of anxiety is often not clear and it can include a number of factors. Anxiety can even lead to depression or worse if it is not treated properly. Do not overlook the symptoms of anxiety, as they do need to be dealt with so that your emotions can be healed.
9 Strategies and Solutions for Eliminating Anxiety Attacks
- Think about what you’re thinking about
- Change negative thoughts to positive thoughts by focusing on truth
- Forgive others
- Start journaling your thoughts regularly
- Learn calming techniques like taking deep breaths, walking away to a quiet place, or calling a friend
- Assess your surroundings when anxious feelings strike
- Become self aware of what exactly happened (thoughts, actions of others, other factors) to start the feelings of anxiety
- Calm yourself with positive thoughts like, “I am okay. This will pass. I am not in any danger”
- Create daily decrees to speak over your life each morning
I have created three self help journals that can assist you with guided journaling. They are:
No matter if anxiety has been aggravating you for two weeks or over two decades, it needs to be dealt with. And always remember Isaiah 54:17!
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;Isaiah 54:17, NASB
And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.
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