Anxiety And Decision Making
Anxiety causes many problems in a person’s life, anyone with this problem understands how making decisions are very difficult. Our cognitive processing malfunctions due to our anxiety when this happens we become overwhelmed. This causing us to worry about making the wrong decision, people with this problem are often perfectionists. Having to be perfect is a trigger for many people, giving them symptoms of low self-esteem and negative thinking. When we are taken out of our comfort zone, this overwhelms us and we need to take a time out.
The Anxious Student
Everyone does not have the same symptoms with anxiety, but most people with this problem do struggle with making decisions. When our symptoms flare up we lose our confidence, this allows us to double guess our decisions. The majority of high school seniors have a difficult time deciding which college they will attend, for the anxious student this is a trigger for their symptoms to flare up. They will become overwhelmed, the fear of choosing the wrong college prevents them from being able to make a decision. Even though there is not a right or wrong answer, the overwhelmed person has the fear of choosing the wrong college.
What Can You Do
First thing you want to do when feeling overwhelmed is to take a time out, take several deep breaths. If possible, take a short walk, this will distract you and calm your down. Accepting the way you are feeling is your anxiety symptoms, just accepting what is causing you to feel the way you do will help. Once you are feeling better positive self talk will boost your confidence again. Telling yourself there is nothing to worry about, there is no right or wrong answer. The worse which can happen is you will have to transfer to your second college choice, this will not be a big deal. Do not over think the problem, often going with your gut feeling is the best choice.
Learning to manage your anxiety will take some time, but with practice you will master the skills you need. The best coping skill is deep breathing, this can be used anytime you start to have an attack. Starting this before becoming overwhelmed works best when you can take a short walk this helps a great deal as well. Distracting yourself from your symptoms will help you calm down if you need some help the herbal supplement Kava is highly recommended by herbalists. Great hobbies which will help with your anxiety as well are art and music, many people benefit very much from practicing yoga as well. There are specific poses for anxiety, these are something to consider.
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This article was about making decisions and how anxiety can prevent us from making wise ones, many of our worse decisions have been because we were anxious. Best to take a time out, take some deep breaths and leave the area for a few minutes. Try some of the relaxation techniques, the art and music therapy and whatever seems interesting to you.
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What Is On My Mind Today
I use to have a terrible time making the simplest decisions, never knew it was anxiety. After much research and experimenting I learned how to take a time out and do deep breathing, this has been the best thing I ever learned. I did not attend college, I could not make up my mind what I wanted to study or where to go to college so I lost out.