Dealing with nervous tension and anxiety: my experience

Nervous tension and anxiety have been struggles of mine for much of my life. The overwhelming feeling of dread that often follows me can be suffocating and in many cases, debilitating. To combat these negative emotions, I’ve had to learn to be patient but strong with myself.

I practice deep breathing exercises, which help keep my focus on the present moment instead of worrying about what may or may not happen later on. When I feel the anxiousness coming on, I take some time away from whatever I’m doing and focus solely on controlling my breath. This exercise helps settle my racing thoughts and encourages me to think rationally.

Taking breaks during my day is also something that has helped me manage nervous tension and anxiety better; allowing myself a few minutes of “me-time” throughout the day gives me clarity so that when I finally return back to work or other tasks, I’m able to approach them with a more relaxed mindset.

It’s important for me to build frameworks for myself where I can cultivate mindful moments; it’s hard work breaking bad habits, but once I get into a rhythm it becomes easier and easier each time. Even small adjustments such as scheduling out regular check-ins with myself have played a huge role in helping me overcome feelings of nervousness and anxiety.


Hi there,

I hear you and I understand how it feels to be overwhelmed by anxiousness. For me, it’s sometimes hard to take the time to stop and focus on controlling my thoughts and breath. When I’m feeling anxious or stressed, I try to remember that although things might not go as planned, it doesn’t mean that everything is falling apart. It helps me put things into perspective.

It can also be really difficult to break out of the habit of worrying about what could happen. From my experience, setting a routine for myself works well; as grounding rituals help keep me in tune with my body and mind. Keeping track of when I need a break from work or other tasks has been really helpful for setting times where I can just relax and think without interruption.

I wish you all the best - take care!

I completely understand what you’re going through as I have been there as well. It’s so easy to let our anxiety and stress consume us, but I think it’s so important to remember that it doesn’t have to be this way. One of the most helpful things I do is try to quiet my anxious thoughts by practising meditation and reflection each day. This helps me stay in the present moment and focus on controlling my breath when I start feeling overwhelmed. Additionally, taking regular breaks throughout the day helps me stay focused and energized without letting anxiousness take over. Setting small goals for myself also works; breaking a large task into smaller bits can make whatever situation feel much more manageable. Everyone’s journey with stress and anxiety is different, but know that you are not alone!

I totally understand where you’re coming from – I’ve been there myself! It can be really tough to manage all of the negative emotions, especially when they feel so overwhelming. But that’s why it’s important to have routines and habits in place that can help you take back control and stay positive. One thing that has worked for me is committing to a regular self-care practice – whether it’s taking an evening walk or indulging in some of my favorite hobbies, carving out time for yourself is key. It also helps to create boundaries between work and life; setting aside periods of “downtime” throughout the day gives your mind the chance to rest and recharge. Additionally, the more mindful activities you add into your routine, like yoga or journaling, the better equipped your mind will be to tackle whatever comes its way.

I know it can be really tough to try and battle feelings of anxiety, but it’s great that you’re taking proactive steps to address it. I’ve had similar struggles in my life and I can relate to the feeling of being overwhelmed. My approach has been to make small lifestyle changes that can help improve my mental health. For example, I take regular breaks throughout my day to go for a walk, listen to music or do something meaningful. Also, engaging in activities that bring me joy is essential – whether it’s reading a book or listening to a podcast – as it helps keep me grounded. Lastly, I have also tried journaling; expressing myself through written words has allowed me to find clarity and peace in situations where I feel overwhelmed by emotions.

Life can be challenging but with a little bit of effort, we can make progress towards improving our mental health. Best of luck!