Anxiety is one of life’s challenges that is hard to avoid. So, we try to manage it. But what can be done to deal with various causes of anxiety in this troubled world?
Here are three ways that you can manage anxiety.
To start, let us give you one general tip to help you manage anxiety. Read the Bible.
The Bible is a great source of information that you can use to manage anxiety. Here are some amazing verses to help:
“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up” (Proverbs 12:25).
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34).
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love” (Romans 8:38-39).
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3 Specific Tips
Now let’s explore some specific ideas that you need to help manage your anxiety level.
Spend Quality Time Caring For Yourself
Spending quality time on yourself means taking a step back. It means examining your needs and your situation by looking from the outside and looking in. Why do certain things happen to you? What are the things that you need to do to spend quality time away from the things that cause anxiety? How can you spend time with your loved ones properly?
Answering these questions will help you pause to reflect on what is important. Make sure that you give yourself the time that you deserve to see things from a different perspective. Address your physical, mental, and spiritual health so you are in a condition to respond to challenges and have some reserves to help other people with their anxiety. But taking time to recharge your own strength and well-being must be addressed first.
Exercise and Fresh Air
Science reveals that anxiety can be managed when the brain releases endorphins. These “happy hormones” that your brain releases when you exercise can help you manage your anxiety levels on a daily basis.
Getting plenty of fresh air and breathing deeply helps manage stress and anxiety, which can be done while exercising or at other times. Oxygenated blood helps the brain and body function efficiently. When the physical state of your well-being meets with mental and spiritual peace that things begin to make sense.
Do Not Be Afraid To Ask For Help
You should not be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources to help you cope with the challenges and anxiety that may arise.
The first one that you should seek help from is our Creator and Redeemer. Prayer is a powerful tool to help you manage your anxiety and everything else that you are feeling or wondering about. You always have the love of God and His non-judgmental ear to listen to your needs. Your faith, courage, hope, peace, and assurance will grow every time you pray and follow this admonition from Scripture: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).
You should also ask for help from the people around you. See to it that your friends and your family know what is happening within you so they can try to provide you with the help that you are looking for. Seek professional assistance before the anxiety or overwhelm becomes too great. There is nothing wrong with seeking assistance when needed.
We Are Not Alone
While there may be a lot of self-help activities and books available that make us turn inward, the important thing is to realize that you can be a blessing to others in many ways by being a light in a troubled world! This will not only help your anxiety, but you will also help others cope with their anxiety by simply caring, listening, and praying with them.
We are all created in the likeness of the Creator, and it is up to us to make sure that we maximize the time that has been given us in this world.
Psalm 94:19 shows this is true: “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” Through the help of this Bible verse, the Creator is telling us how we can find joy in our hearts during anxious times.
It is in our nature to worry about the future. Since we cannot see what the future holds for us, we fear that we might not have a great future ahead of us. But we should not fear. While we may feel anxious about what is to come we should be grateful for what we have today and can have every day — the love of the Lord and the forgiveness that He gives when we freely accept it.
God promises to finish the good work that He started in us. We can have faith in His faithfulness and be at peace even in uncertain times. He will never forsake us and promises, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).