But what is behind the connection between Borderline Personality and abuse?
Healthy body Physical symptoms of anxiety can include muscle tension, racing heart, dizziness, sweating, and shortness of breath. These can occur unexpectedly and be quite distressing. They can be prevented or reduced by regular self-care and relaxation. Nurture Yourself Eat regular well-balanced meals e.
Avoid or reduce alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine intake. Exercise regularly, particularly with a cardiovascular or relaxation component. Perform regular self-care - such as relaxing activities and regular planned breaks.
Have a good sleep routine. Breathe Breathing well can slow down or interrupt the anxiety response, and provide a sense of calm, grounding, or relaxation.
Practice conscious deep breathing for 1 minute at a time, whenever you are waiting for something e. Try lengthening your exhalation or outward breath - breathe in for 4 seconds and breathe out for 5 or 6 seconds.
Practice this cycle a few minutes each day, or whenever you think of it. Be Mindful Being aware of our body and surroundings in a non-judgemental way can reduce feelings of anxiety and bring a state of calm.
Close your eyes and observe your breathing: Shift your awareness to what you can hear, smell, and touch, being aware of the environment outside your body. Shift awareness back and forth from your body to your surroundings several times.
Use Cues to Relax When you are aware that your body is tense or you feel that you cannot let go of worry or stress, use this as a cue to practice more regular relaxation. Try tightening and releasing different muscle groups, to practice relaxing the ones that are most tense.
Imagine when you breathe out that any tension in your body is flowing outward, and as you breathe in, imagine it is being replaced by warmth, energy, and peace.
Think of an image or scene that is relaxing to you, and picture this when feeling tense or under stress. Schedule regular relaxing and enjoyable activities - such as massage, warm baths, exercise, or being in nature. Healthy mind Anxiety can be accompanied by mental activity that is distressing, distracting and unproductive.
This includes worry and preoccupation with fears or imagined negative outcomes. The more you worry, the more it is likely to occur. Be Realistic Often when people are anxious, they think of the worst possible outcome to their situation, even if this is unlikely to occur.
This increases anxiety and its effects. Notice if you are thinking the worst about your symptoms or situation. Remind yourself that feelings are not facts - just because you dread a certain outcome, does not make it more likely to occur or make your worries come true.
Employ logic - challenge yourself to think of an outcome or conclusion that is less catastrophic, and more likely to occur in reality. You may need to ask others to help in the start. Write down your response as a future reminder. Think of times in the past when your worries have proved false.
Interrupt Anxious Thinking Sometimes it's hard to use logical thinking, especially when anxiety is high. Temporary disruption of anxious thoughts can help you access your logic and choose what you would prefer to focus on. Identify if endless and aimless worry or 'what if?
Try some different and silly ways to interrupt this negative process such as: Sing your worries to a silly tune, or speak them in a funny cartoon voice. Pick a pleasant thought to focus on or imagine, such as something you look forward to or are proud of doing.
Listen to music or an audio book.
Intentionally revert your attention back to the task you are performing, reminding yourself that worry is unhelpful. Contain Your Worry If your worry is hard to control, distracts you from your daily tasks, and consumes your thinking, try some ways to limit the worry and allow yourself a break.
Identify if your worry is solvable has an aspect within your control or unsolvable outside of your control. Use problem-solving to focus on solvable worries. Clearly identify the problem, brainstorm possible solutions, use pros and con lists to decide on the best solution sand make an action plan to address the problem.
For unsolvable worries, use relaxation and other techniques to reduce your negative reaction to the situation.Borderline Personality and Abuse. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is highly associated with the verbal abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, physical abuse, and/or domestic violence often suffered by those who are non borderline.
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Anxiety can affect your body, mind and behaviour. Here are some helpful tips* for managing anxiety by addressing these three areas.& We suggest you choose a few to start with that seem most relevant to you. Healthy body Physical symptoms of anxiety can include muscle tension, racing heart, dizziness, sweating, and shortness of breath.
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