How To Deal With Anxiety Without Medication
People who have extreme severe anxiety and anxiety related issues often find the stress of their careers are triggers, if you have a high stress and demanding career this possibly could be one of your major triggers. Many of us must give up our past careers due to this stress, some of us even must apply for our disability benefits while recovering and learning to cope with our anxiety issues. I was one of these people who had to use my disability benefits. I was for a very long time ashamed of being on disability, even though I worked and paid into the program the loss of my career was too much for me to bare.
Anxiety And Stress
Stress in any form is a trigger to your anxiety symptoms, you must eliminate as much as possible the stress from your life. Weather its the stress in your life from your career or your personal life, you must eliminate or at the least find a way to lessen this stress to ever recover enough to earn your own living again. People with anxiety issues often have low self-esteem, the loss of something such as their careers can effect them more severely then most other people. When I loss my career I felt I had no purpose in my life, I loved my career and it was one of the things I was most proud of and kept me going when times became rough.
Making A Career Change
The majority of people dealing with their anxiety issues often must make a career change to ever earn a living again, many people with such problems have a difficulty adjusting to dramatic changes in their lives. I highly recommend if this is you or someone you know, consider finding a passion and make this your new career. Something which gives you much happiness and good feelings inside as your new career will be the best therapy and coping technique you will ever find.
Low Stress Careers
Low stress careers is a must for anyone in this situation, also the majority of people with this problem do much better with careers which allows them to work solo or with people individually or in very small groups. Many people become anxious around a larger group of people and become less confident in their abilities, even more so speaking to groups is much more stressful for them then speaking to individual people or smaller groups. Here are some of the anxiety friendly careers you can consider.
- Lab Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Construction Inspector
- Graphic Design
- Website Design
- Cleaning Offices
- Financial Advisor
- Brick Mason
- Baby Sitting
- Dog Walking
- Care Giver
- Online Home Business
If you or someone you know is considering a new career due to their anxiety issues , anxiety friendly careers for many people are focused on careers dealing with.
- Working From Home
Many people who are struggling to find the right new career change could benefit by contacting their nearest vocational rehabilitation program, most states provide this service to assist people with disabilities to be retrained and return back to earning their own living. Weather or not your receiving disability benefits you are eligible for these types of programs, your tax dollars pays for this program so do not be ashamed to take advantage of using these programs. These programs provide the resources and assistance to return back to employment once again. These programs have tests you can take to find out your strengths and weaknesses, also you can take career test online as well.
Returning To School
Many people must return back to school for training skills to change careers, not everyone is able to return back to school but its well worth giving it a try. I attempted to return back to school three different times, sadly I was not able to do this because of my anxiety. Only you know if this is a good option for you, if your like me and you did not know give it a try, you have nothing really to lose. Returning back to school for some of us is a trigger, many of us put too much pressure on ourselves to succeed. Many people with anxiety have low self-esteem, for me it took very little stress at that time in my life to lose all my confidence and become extremely anxious and depressed. Even though school was not a positive experience for me, I am very happy I did expose myself to this experience. You are eligible for government assistance to return back to school, if school is the right choice for you take advantage of the government assistance to return back to school. Today many people are receiving their training online right from home, so this is another option you might consider.
Coping techniques are more important then ever to know when your returning back to working again, even though you have changed careers and found your passion and anxiety friendly career you will still experience some stress and will need to use your coping skills. Some good coping techniques and skills are:
- Therapist (Counseling)
- Arrive At Work Early
- Record Your Thoughts and Feelings (Journal )
- Turn Your Anxiety From Fear To Excitement
- Focus On People Around You
- Deep Breathing
- Physical Active (walking is a good one)
- Good Support System
Never give up on returning back to employment, I struggled for many years until I found the right new career for me. I found helping others through my articles and products is my perfect anxiety friendly career. I am amazed how I just kept experimenting with new careers until I found the right one for me, when I failed with one I had to take some time to recover and become healthy again. Once I became healthy again, my motivation to experiment with something new became strong again to do. Never think there is nothing you can do to get back on your feet again, but first you must learn how to deal with your anxiety and become healthy again.
As always I encourage you to leave your comments on my website and feel free to contact me privately if you desire, I am more then happy to assist you privately in overcoming your anxiety and become healthy again.