Cause There Are Always Bad Thoughts To Make You Restless?
I want to ask, in my mind there is always the worst scenario, like when I walk, in my mind there is always a shadow of me falling / sprained, when I walk with my little brother, in my mind there is a shadow of my little brother falling. It makes me anxious when walking. R nPreviously I sprained a lot of the same leg and the time span was not far. Is this a form of trauma or something? Thank you
Hi Taenashi, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
First of all, it is necessary to know in advance, do these thoughts bother you in your daily life? For example, making you excessively anxious and afraid to leave the house or afraid to do anything or making you prevent your sibling or people around you from doing certain things that are actually quite normal and not dangerous.
It is quite normal to have things like that go through your mind. This makes a person more aware of the surrounding environment that has the potential to make him injured. This is a normal self-defense mechanism in humans. Certain events (such as a sprained leg) can trigger more alertness when you walk and as long as it doesn't scare you so much that you don't want to walk anymore, for example, it's normal.
If you experience excessive anxiety, which interferes with your daily work functions, then you may experience what is known as an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can take many forms, but if you experience excessive anxiety about everyday events, or small and trivial things that are not really important to worry about, then this anxiety disorder is called generalized anxiety disorder. If you experience this, you should check with a psychiatrist for further evaluation and treatment.
If the things that cross your mind don't interfere with your daily activities or functions, then you can try to do the following:
Get enough rest and sleep every day, because fatigue can worsen emotional conditions and increase anxiety
Practice relaxation techniques regularly, especially when you start to feel your anxiety rising. The easiest relaxation technique to do is deep breathing, but you can also do yoga or meditation regularly
Do exercise regularly, at least 30-40 minutes every day
Reduce drinking caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, or chocolate
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
Eat full nutritious meals on a regular basis
That's all I can say, hopefully it's enough to answer
dr. Irna Cecilia