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Free yourself from anxieties with these 8 easy steps

Is your day to day life disrupted by paralysing anxiety attacks? Whilst it’s normal to feel anxious in certain situations such as job interviews or medical tests, constantly feeling anxious when there is no specific cause could be a sign that you are suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

Anxiety can manifest itself in physical symptoms including nausea, palpitations, sweating, trembling and difficulty breathing. The mental torture can leave you feeling drained or irritable and may result in you taking time off work or avoiding social events. Severe bouts of anxiety can convince you that you are actually going mad.

If you are constantly plagued by feelings of unease or even fear, this free anxiety test will assess how anxious you actually are. Help in overcoming anxiety is available from AnxietyUK but there are steps you can take right now to relieve yourself of the debilitating symptoms of GAD.

Take control of your anxiety

Whilst you can’t magic anxiety away, you can learn how to take control of it rather than letting it destroy your life. Right now check out these breathing exercises that will immediately help you to feel calmer and more in control. There are also powerful quotes to calm anxiety as well as great books that will aid you in overcoming anxiety disorders.

Focus on the here and now

Mindfulness is a simple meditation practise that enables us to focus on the present moment rather than dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future; both of which can increase anxiety levels. Embarking on a mindfulness based program has helped many people to overcome depression, anxiety and stress. A report by Harvard Medical School showed that mindfulness meditation may be effective in easing anxiety.