Social Anxiety Help:
6 Ways To Relieve
Your Physical Symptoms
The following 6 Social Anxiety
help tips will enable you to experience relief from the
physical symptoms that your anxiety inflicts. Essentially, I'll show
you how to relieve social anxiety (physically) in this article.
Anxiety Turning Into A Panic Attack
Anxiety can be worsened or improved by your
breathing technique. Currently your
technique when anxious would be best described as
"rapid, short breaths". You likely
breath too fast without even
Short breaths cause your
blood oxygen and
levels to fluctuate, which creates symptoms like dizziness, muscle pain
The social anxiety help I can offer you for this problem involves
The correct breathing
Your breaths OUT should always be
than your breaths in.
That is the best social anxiety help I can
give you in terms of improving your physical symptoms. Breathing 2 to 3
seconds IN, followed by 4 to 5 seconds OUT, is ideal.
You should consciously tell yourself to breath slowly, and for longer
Don't listen to
anyone who tells you to
take deep breaths in; that's misleading social anxiety help! Doing that
would give you more oxygen
than you need, which would stimulate you, possibly into a panic.
It's easy to forget about practising proper
breathing when you're
feeling anxious, so
you must now engrain it into your mind as one of the most important
tips you'll find on this site. One last time: If in doubt, consciously
change your breathing to a slower
pace...2 or 3 seconds in and 4 or 5 seconds out.
A welcome bonus to improving your breathing
technique is that it will reduce muscle tension, which can be
particularly worrying when located in the chest area. Thankfully, any
chest pain you encounter that coincides
with anxiety is
almost certainly the result of muscle tension.
At it's most extreme, muscle tension can
if you're having
a heart attack, but the likelihood of that is very slim. It's worth
mentioning that genuine heart
problems usually start off with pains in other parts of the body.
Poor blood circulation
If anxiety makes you feel weak, or gives
you tingling sensations,
you're probably experiencing poor blood circulation. Such feelings are
very likely caused by blood gathering in your limbs.
Tingling sensations and feeling weak
harmless occurances, but there are 1 or 2 things you can do about
Take light exercise
Swimming, cycling and walking are
good social anxiety help techniques in terms of relieving
the physical symptoms
because they will all get your
blood to circulate more effectively.
Seeing as you're probably
going to get
your bike out (mid conversation), or take a dip in the pool, going for
a walk around is likely your most relevant option
at any particular time.
if you're in a bar and you
get discomforting sensations resulting from poor blood circulation,
walk to the toilet. Once you're there, go into a cubicle and shake your
arms and legs a little. This should help to circulate the blood, and
the symptoms should seem better than they were.
Exercise also helps to counter excess
adrenaline in the blood.
Adrenaline 'promotes' anxiety, and so anything you can do to reduce
is of course
Achy muscles, or headaches
Muscle pain, particularly in the neck, head
and shoulders, is
common in anxiety sufferers. These types of pain happen because as your
body prepares to run or fight (the fight or flight response), it tenses
Muscle pain can be particularly
distressing if you
leave it untreated, so
it's best that you get help with it. The solution, actually, is an
That's right, a good old
fashioned rub on
those aching muscles
should be enough to make them feel much better.
You can do this
yourself for your neck and head. Unless you're some sort of acrobat,
you might have to let someone else massage your back.
Having said that, if you can get someone
else to massage your back,
it's better to get them to do your neck and head also. You can totally
relax if someone else does it. If you do it yourself, you'll be unable
to relax enough to make it too much better.
In many cases,
caused by muscle
Bad body posture
Many people with anxiety
adopt a bad body posture, especially when sitting. This is
anxiety itself is a bodily response to perceived threat, so when we are
anxious we tend to sit in a very 'tucked in' position, thus making us
as small as possible.
Typically this style of sitting involves
folded arms, tucked in legs, and a forward lean of the upper
lungs. It restricts blood
circulation, inflicts muscle pain and even causes digestive
The better your posture is, the less chance
you'll have of the above problems affecting you. As they are all
it's important that I offer you some social anxiety help to deal with
Most importantly, sit upright and
squarely. Your spine should be straight.
Awesome body posture!
Get yourself comfy. If
your chair isn't so
comfortable, find another one. Actually, I hear a lot of good things
about standing desks.
Take regular breaks
from sitting. Every 30
- 60 minutes, go for a walk around. Sometimes simple stuff like this is
all it takes for relieving social anxiety's physical symptoms.
Constipation or Diarrhoea
Whilst your body is experiencing anxiety,
muscles need more oxygen
than usual to perform at their best. To get more oxygen to your
muscles, more blood needs to be pumped to them...
A lot of the blood needed
by your muscles
will come from your digestive tract. This means less blood will be left
to run your digestive system. Having less blood present slows the
digestive system down.
At this point the muscles surrounding
the digestive tract can become knotted. That
causes the four issues here in Problem No.6.
Milk, exercise and
Cold milk is a natural
antacid, which means
it will help to sooth your
stomach. This means that ice cream and
are helpful too. Bananas,
strangely enough, also work as a natural antacid.
In conclusion, eat (or drink) dairy products
and bananas to make your stomach feel better. Consuming those is good
anxiety disorder symptom treatment.
Sore eyes, dry mouth
& dry lips
During extreme social anxiety, your body's
water content turns
inwards to help your vital organs function more
effectively. This explains any lack of moisture you've
noticed in your eyes and mouth.
Eye drops, water and lip
Your eyes may feel quite sore. If they
really hurt, the best social anxiety help I can offer is to go buy some
lubricating eye drops from your local pharmacy.
solutions for mouth dryness are just as simple - drink water
and if your lips are dry, apply some lip balm.
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