10 MIN READ | Positive Psychology

Staying Relaxed and Focused in a World Plagued by Anxiety

Amanda Jackson

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Amanda Jackson, (2019, September 19). Staying Relaxed and Focused in a World Plagued by Anxiety. Psychreg on Positive Psychology. https://www.psychreg.org/staying-relaxed-and-focused/
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Assume responsibility for the way you manage and react to this issue. Negative news usually gets the most attention. News broadcasters and the press are in huge competition for people’s particular attention and as such broadcast attention-grabbing news that will attract them.

Sadly, the news that most people find fascinating is usually frightening, harmful and results in anxiety. The major problems that result in acid reflux, migraine, outrage, and depression are recent political chaos that arises from the economy, nature, financial approach, etc.

Our mind is very powerful and we should know that this news made available through these sources are usually not compulsory to be consumed. It is possible to beat down the negativity oozing from it and stay calm in the midst of it.

There are several relaxing techniques that can be implemented for anyone that is likely to be overwhelmed by anxiety and finding it difficult to escape from it.

The initial step is to try to stabilise these occurrences happening nowadays. Be mindful of your comments as words like ‘never’, ‘all’, and ‘everyone’ makes you become attached and restricts your opinion on these things. We only have a handful of things that are ‘never’ and ‘at all times’ in life. You may be certain that you have verified some things that will occur, but the truth is, our convictions are chosen by our mind and dispose of those things we do not believe so we should be mindful not to get caught up with a mindset of all-or-nothing.

Carryout mindfulness anywhere you find yourself, but this does not imply that you should start to murmur a mantra and close your eyes when driving. Procedures that can be carried out in every circumstance can be discovered and many of them can be performed opening the eyes. A very common procedure is deep breathing. It is usually difficult for the mind to concentrate on two things at once, always have it in mind that you should immediately consider taking deep breaths to relax once you become overwhelmed by anxiety and subsequently begin to physically respond.

Deep breathing is performed gradually. It involves concentrating on a gradual absorption to fill up your stomach and concentrating on gradual breathing out to release any negative thoughts. Concentrating more on your breathing will limit your concentration on these negative thoughts that are creeping into your mind.

Load up your proverbial inventory with beneficial personal mantras. It is usually very tempting to describe how bad things are and the possibility of it escalating whenever negative thoughts sets in and you tend to become anxious. The mind of human typically absorbs unfavourable occurrences, continually spins it around until it is hard to escape. You might sometimes become unaware that you use negative phrases when conversing with yourself which makes it important to put together sets of beneficial mantras beforehand that will be spoken to yourself. These include lyrics of songs, poems, and phrases from loved ones.

Ensure that they are words with purpose and have them handy for every circumstance. Rather than letting negative news or unfavourable circumstance swirl continuously in your mind, discharge and substitute them with ready-made beneficial phrases that you have.

Don’t consider other people to be different or distinct but rather having a linkage to you. Humans generally are very diverse in their convictions, values, methods of communication and so on but deep down, everybody passes through the same difficulty of instability, low self-esteem, family health issues, financial issues (which very wealthy people also face), stress, anxiety and so on. Nearly everybody is battling a kind of inward fight.

Try to always consider the foundation behind people’s approach to life rather than picking up an outward fight with them whenever you feel they are different from you. You may disagree with their comments or convictions initially, but you will discover insights into human nature. Almost everybody has been in a situation of finding it difficult to initially love someone, but will discover that they weren’t bad after getting to know them finally.

This is also similar to hundreds of individuals around you that warrant you spending time to get to know more about them.

Finally, stay informed, you might have discovered unfavourable news, but are the details and knowledge behind this news entirely true? There are so many rumours in this recent environment and discerning the truth from many of these fake news is usually difficult. Sometimes the truth is accompanied by an underlying scenario. Spend time to be an aware and discerning consumer of news. Although, there are cases where something more unfavourable is connected with the initial news you heard, but staying informed will most of the time bring comfort.

You are powerless in influencing what will happen around you, but you can assume the responsibility to properly manage the way you react and handle the whole thing. Put one of these things to test and discover how easy it is to handle the inward anxiety in just a second. Your level of perception and effectiveness depends on how you properly manage anxiety.

What are the required attributes? You would have undoubtedly heard about the mission to ‘make this nation great again’ if you live in the US. You might have also heard about it even if you don’t reside there considering the popularity of the recent president. This is an effective reviving call that will propel and inspire individuals, but what is the true definition of greatness.

Several options can be selected from Merriam Webster and some of them are:

  • Notably large in size
  • Markedly superior in character or quality

We can conclude from a political standpoint that the latter definition best describes the possibility of a reviving cry – being noted to be superior in quality or in character. This then boils down to the definition of being markedly superior. We can ascertain that happiness cannot be derived from accumulating wealth and study has categorically proven that we can only derive happiness by spending money not on ourselves but on other people.

To obtain a mind lift, you should donate to charities, give assistance to those that lack, and take care of strangers and loved ones with your money.

Does markedly superior imply that you are more powerful than your opponent? How possible is this? Does this imply that you have a taller height or look more attractive? The concept behind greatness is usually presumed by many traditions to be connected with wealth, popularity, achievement, and fulfilment.

We inform children with outstanding results on papers that ‘getting that A was a great job’. An employee under review can be informed that ‘Keep up the great work you are doing’. You might even inform members of your team that ‘the catch was great and your help in winning the game was great’. The word ‘great’ is very common and can be used in several life circumstances.

If you are on a mission to greatness either influenced by the recent political recurrences or simply desires to be an exceptional individual, it is important to put into consideration your objective and your measure of success once you attain the position of greatness. Rather than the regular method to measure greatness, measure how great you can become using these attributes.

Empathy

Most caring individuals carry significant greatness. All individuals are battling with one kind of agony or the other. Looking outside, you will not see the agony of others but yours alone. It is only an individual with sympathy that can put their needs, emotions, and desires aside and concentrate on the worries of other people.

Having empathy for poor kids with health issues, and other less privileged individuals and animals is a great deed because enduring with those regarded as less privileged is a definitive level of human sacrifice.

Practise empathy by taking care of other people. Take steps into putting others into consideration and defending the less privileged. This is a clear indication of being great.

Kindness

The kindhearted carry greatness. Being kind when things are favourable and accompanied by a lovely experience is usually easy, but being kind when things are not going your way is usually difficult. It is natural to often kick out and find someone to blame or take responsibility. It is very uncommon to find an individual who can remain calm when angry. Being kind can be displayed in different ways.

Some activities like helping someone with a heavy bag, waiting and holding out a door for a person and more significant acts of kindness where you might have to let go of something of significance which can be beneficial to someone else. It is difficult to be kind, but it is a clear sign of greatness to be consistently kind.

Humility

Humble individuals are usually receptive in discovering themselves, self-evaluate, self-reflect and carry out helpful steps without being protective which is a true sign of greatness. Humans are easily compelled to display a sign of boldness, confidence and being in control. Strangers usually consider being humble an unusual behaviour.

Many regard humility as a spiritual activity identifying the fact that we hold no regard in the plan of life.

It is identifying how little we are and simultaneously recognising the chance to play a role and change lives. Individuals with humility are usually developing because they usually discover, understand and carry out modifications as required. Humility literally looks like a very low component, but in reality, it is a sign of greatness.

Love

Individuals with the ability to freely love others without any motive carry greatness. The ability to love (and its linked drawbacks) also comes with a lot of risks. Individuals with the ability to love other people without any motive and irrespective of their shortcomings and issues can achieve the stage other people find very difficult to achieve.

Several people, considering their family background have never been genuinely loved which makes them refrain from being open and their ability to love others. Individuals who can genuinely love others without considering what to get or the effect it will have on them are definitely great.

Understanding

Anyone with the ability to go beyond just learning, but strive to comprehend and gain insights carries greatness. Understanding goes beyond just being intelligent in terms of education or being able to pass an examination. Understanding requires concentration and strength. It is undivided attention. The determination to make inquiries and persistently wait, till you discover the concept and the opinion of others.

Several individuals have come to a conclusion that the ‘great’ ones are those with degrees, intelligent, and educated, but in truth, there are several situations where their level of knowledge, do not make them genuine and accessible to communicate without restriction with others. It is a clear sign of greatness to let go of personal wants on behalf of understanding the demands, desires, and issue of others.

Takeaway

Well, it is probably time to change the way people think and consider the attributes that make an individual, a society, a group, a firm and a community genuinely great. These attributes are not related to being powerful, possessing the most wealth or with the best military influence. These attributes are leading a life filled with empathy, kindness, love, humility, and understanding. Consider the number of individuals that would really indicate that they achieve greatness through these attributes.

The reason your level of brilliance is not related to being an adult. It’s no doubt that we become more experienced as we grow older and our ability to take the right steps depends on how educated we are. But this is always not the case. There are situations where the way we develop naturally removes our curiosity and enables us to know the proper step to take. Kids of different age groups educate us on several life lessons if we are prepared to pay attention, observe and reflect on how they can be employed in our lives.

The best approach is honesty. Have you ever been in a situation where a familiar kid told someone ‘that wasn’t good’, ‘I hate your shirt’, or ‘I don’t prefer that type of food’? The natural response is to silence the kid and inform them how bad those comments are but in reality, they are only being honest. Kids always react to every wrong deed and comment about how bad it is, but grownups simply watch things happen from afar instead of adopting a firm position or rarely make a statement.

You need to perceive if your harmless lie is usually required or perhaps an act of integrity is the proper policy.

 It’s fine to reveal emotions. Children shed tears. They violently step on the ground and shout with joy and energy. Although it is socially inappropriate for grownups to violently step on the ground whenever things don’t work out, but periodically releasing obvious joy can be liberating. Try hopping vertically and scream for joy when faced with a joyful event. Try to also shed tears when anyone or anything make you feel sad or unhappy. You can violently throw a pillow when lonely, to feel liberated. It is usually very liberating to release your emotions and move forward to handle something else.

You reserve the option to question this. The conventional school system educates you on everything that should be learned and examine your knowledge afterwards. Kids who question this system are usually seen impolite or disobedient, but the most effective thing that can be done might be to question this system. Don’t presume that your insufficient knowledge is the reason behind an unfavourable situation.

Endeavour to question and make inquiries, research, discover the real fact rather than accepting what you are told without proof. Kids usually get criticised for raising questions, but one of life’s most valuable gifts is gaining knowledge and understanding.

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Fun can be an effective learning approach. Grownups are required to be determined. Life is loaded with many serious activities such as your daily routines, home cleaning, bill payments and different locations to be. At a particular age, life events become a progression of tasks. It is usually strange and senseless to catch fun and laugh. It’s time-wasting but laughter has proven to have an overwhelming outcome. A very effective approach to learning something is to enjoy it. Games that involve team development at off-sites are usually dependent on this principle. The level at which you enjoy or participate determine how better you can understand and learn something from it. Try to discover fun wherever you find yourself.

Be enthusiastic: have you ever discovered a kid who is passionate about riding a horse or playing soccer such that they are usually left outside in the yard till the close of the day? Kids who are passionate about Legos or developing are ready to invest a lot of time by simply putting the proper piece together. Kids who are passionate about animals will be ready to spend more time with an injured pet while cuddling and speaking gentle words to the animals. ’Enthusiasm is what revolves the world.

Kids are ready to participate in what they are passionate about without disturbance except they have been previously hindered from doing it. Discover something that you love so much and remain determined in it. The more you feed your passion, the more you will also receive from it.

You can’t employ the use of Google for: ‘What is the reason the sky is blue?’, ‘What is the weight of an elephant?’ Things that can be learned from the internet are usually limited as opposed to learning practically. The kitchen’s scientific tests, uprooting backyard rocks, exploring the possibility of flying the bicycle over high gravel and trying to be sure if you can create a handstand or not are an entirely practical approach.

Grownups usually grow weary and no longer investigate, but depend only on online news to discover different happenings. Come out of your comfort zone and learn. Get involved in new world occurrences and participate in activities that will trigger your physical sense. Google can’t have the knowledge of everything. Participate in life activities.

Rely on your instinct. Kids are naturally perceptive. It’s an uncommon adult who has no knowledge of a kid, but just dislikes something or someone by simply perceiving it to be challenging or difficult. Kids are naturally linked with the minds of others, nature, and animals. This instinct gets suppressed with time due to the serious activities they face in life. Concentrate on restoring your natural instincts. Try not to invalidate or overanalyse an event that might be perceived to be wrong. Respect emotions and investigate extensively.

Adults are responsible for the growth, development and the proper functioning of kids in life. Adults who can also identify the possibility of the kid being a teacher can as well develop new life approaches that can enhance their life experiences.


Amanda Jackson did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh.  She has an ongoing interest in mental health and well-being. 


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