The primary symptom of Generalized Anxiety Disorder is the almost constant presence of worry or tension, even when there is little or no cause. Worries seem to float from one problem to another, such as family or interpersonal relationships, work issues, money, health and other problems. Even when aware that their worries or fears are stronger than needed, a person with GAD still has difficulty controlling them. All this cloud of worry, the person involved, apart from having a persistently high level of anxiety on a daily basis, also have trouble concentrating, fatigue, irritability, sleep problems and a series of own physical symptoms of anxiety (tension , headache, tremors, nausea, etc.) that make in short, the person feels hopeless and misunderstood.
How to stop worrying?
1. Accepting uncertainty: think about everything that could go wrong will not predict the future, that is not going to help control over what may happen. While we worry we enjoy our present. We are very concerned or not, what has to happen will happen.
2. Postpone your worries: when we worry constantly about something, we reach conclusions not to fix, but it skipped a concern to another generalized more discomfort. Create a space of time a day to worry, if you come a concern “after hours”, point it, and set aside for review in that space of time. Surely many of the concerns you’ve pointed meaningless when you review.
3. Examine your thinking: magnifying these problems? What is the real chance that what you fear, go? In your thinking lies the key to the way you feel. The more catastrophic is your internal dialogue, accumulate more anxiety and concern.
4. Learn to relax. Worrying constantly generates a lot of anxiety, it is important to find personal spaces during the day to relax and unwind.
Obviously, this is only a taste of possible strategies to overcome persistent concern. If you see your level of concern interferes with your life so that you create a high level of anxiety, you probably need the help of a professional. The best treatment to address generalized anxiety disorder is cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps to distinguish the person’s real concerns that are not already identify and repair the factors that maintain persistent concern.