Self-criticism, stress and anxiety are related to being gifted, talented and creative. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed while doing what you love? It’s called creative anxiety. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. If not, taken care off, it can affect your productivity. We can manage our energies by what we allow our minds to think . If you can accept that some anxiety is inevitable, you may be able to learn how to work with it instead of against it.
Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins are neurotransmitters in the brain that have been shown to improve mood, reduce symptoms of depression, and relieve stress and anxiety. Endorphins are essentially an all-natural antidepressant. Additionally, flexibility and strength gained from exercising can help to prevent anxiety. Who isn’t happier when they aren’t in pain or stressed all the time?
Our breathing changes when we are feeling anxious. We tend to take short, quick, shallow breaths, or even hyperventilate; this is called “over-breathing”. When having anxiety or panic attacks, take long, slow breath in through your nose, first filling your lower lungs, then your upper lungs. Hold your breath to the count of “three”. Exhale slowly through pursed lips, while you relax the muscles in your face, jaw, shoulders, and stomach.
3. Talk To A Friend.
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Creative anxiety and stress is universal and experienced by everyone. It is important to take breaks when you start to feel burden or overwhelmed. Go for a walk, shop, eat, talk, dance, exercise, do anything that will put your brain on a relaxed mode and live in the moment.
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible”. – Francis Of Assisi