As human being living in today fast-paced and highly competitive world, feeling anxious and stressful from time to time is a normal thing. But, when anxiety takes over your life, it becomes a serious problem! When that happens, a lot of people tend to resort to prescription medication, drugs or alcohol. Please don’t do that, because these stuffs will create more problems rather than solution.
Fortunately, the good news is that there are simple and natural approach to deal with anxiety and stress. One of these techniques is using prayer and meditation. This is a great strategy to overcome anxiety and it doesn’t have any negative side effect.
Which is Better: Prayer or Meditation?
The answer is simple: Use whichever you prefer. Some people have a close relationship with a higher power while others do not. No matter what your religious belief, you can conquer your anxiety through your thoughts and affirmations – no medication required!
If you are a more religious type of person and you feel that prayer works best for you, then do it. On the other hand, if meditation works best for you, then you want to meditate instead. The important thing to focus here is to get better without resorting to dangerous drugs that can seriously affect your health condition.
Also, please remember that meditation is not related to any particular religion. Meditation is an ancient art form that has been practiced for thousands of years for seeking solace and calmness in our mind and soul. It is a very effective way to overcome anxiety and stress if done correctly.
How to Get Started?
First, stay away from prescription medications, drugs, alcohols or other toxins that can do more harm to your body. Tell your mind that you want to get better without resorting to drugs. This can help to bring you closer to the nature. It is all in your mind, and your mind is a very powerful thing. What you think will determine what you can achieve… it is a case of mind over matter. So, make sure you use the power of your mind to do good thing.
Here are more tips to help you overcome anxiety:
1. Learn to breathe properly. Pull the air deep down into your diaphragm, and let it out slowly. Do this several times and you will begin to feel calmer. When you take in air, if only the top part of your lungs expands, your chest rises and falls. When you breathe the right way – the calming way – your belly rises and falls, not your upper chest, because your entire lungs are being filled with fresh air.
Avoid breathing from your upper chest only and you will already be on the road to feeling calmer and less anxious. It’s a simple thing to do and a great way to get started. The more you do it, the more it will become automatic. Soon, you will feel calmer without even thinking about your breathing anymore.
2. Whatever approach you choose (prayer or meditation), do it everyday. It does not have to take long, 5 to 10 minutes a day is good enough. Remember to focus your mind on the positive thing. What do you want to improve in your life? Your health? Finance? Relationships? Whatever it is, focus on positive thinking and get rid of negative ones.
3. Laugh. Try saying “ho, ho, ho, he, he, he, ha, ha, ha” and other silly phrases out loud. When you do, you will start to smile, then grin, and then laugh for real! And when you are laughing, you can’t frown or feel anxious!
4. Practice meditation with your friends or family members. Gather a group of people who have the same interest with you and practice meditation together to achieve improved mind and soul. The main benefit of doing this in a group is that you guys can support each other and encourage one another to get better.
We have shared with you some great tips you can use to overcome anxiety naturally without resorting to any drug. We hope that you can put this information into a good use.
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