Ways To Manage Health Anxiety

It’s normal to worry about your health a little bit. But if you are already healthy and still thinking about it all the time, it can actually detract from your quality of life. You’d want to just enjoy your time on Earth, not worry every second about having some awful disease!

In the past, people didn’t worry about their health as much as they do now, even though they generally lived shorter lives. That’s because being concerned is easy todfay. The moment you get a headache, you consult Dr. Google who tells you that you have some dreadful incurable brain tumor. 

Via: Pinterest / * this is a collaborative post *

In this post, we take a look at some of the ways you can stop worrying about your health. Check out the following ideas: 

Differentiate Between Your Thoughts And Reality

Until you have an official diagnosis, you don’t know what illness you have. So if you experience pain or something unusual, don’t automatically assume the worst. Instead, go to the doctor’s office, get a formal diagnosis and then wait for the results. You can’t identify a disease, just by guessing what it is.

Be Open To Discomfort

This piece of advice sounds weird, but it really works. Many of us believe that we should be able to pass through life in a state of perpetual comfort. But that’s unrealistic. Everyone experiences pain – it’s just a part of reality. 

Many people, though, worry about discomfort in the future. And that can lead to a profound sense of anxiety in the present. 

Instead of fighting the inevitable, try to accept it in your mind. Yes – life will sometimes become painful. But that’s okay. All pain eventually passes. 

Calm Your Body

Did you know that the thoughts you have can directly affect your health? Well, they can. When you have peaceful, meditative thoughts, you put your body into a positive state. But when you worry and fear all the time, you can actually set yourself up for disease. 

Calming your body is critical. No matter what is happening in your life, whether you are working late or going for breast cancer treatment, find something that switches off your stress response. This way, you can maximize your chances of getting through the episode in one piece. 

Tell Yourself The Worrying Isn’t Worth It

For many people, their constant worrying is actually worse than the disease. They never feel like they can live their lives to the full because they are continually fretting over what health issues might lie around the corner. 

In this situation, ask yourself whether worrying is worth it. Does anxiety help? Or would you be able to live your life more magnificently if you let it go?

Acknowledge Your Sensations

Lastly, people worried about their health don’t always want to acknowledge the sensations their bodies generate. But at some point, we all need to open ourselves up to our bodies and ask why we have these feelings in the first place. 

Bodies are naturally noisy and complex places. So if there’s something wrong, we need to be receptive to what might be causing it and deal with it.

Share: