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Overcoming fears of the future naturally: The present instead of the future

Corona, war and climate change. These are all events and developments that can cause people to fear and worry about the future. When these fears become commonplace and you can no longer get them out of your head, we talk about fear of the future. These can affect all areas of life and represent major restrictions. Many people fall into a downward spiral that can lead to accompanying illnesses such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In order to offer you a ray of hope, we present many tips and natural approaches to future fears below. If this sounds good to you, we hope you enjoy reading it now!

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

What are fears of the future?

If you have fears about the future, you probably know what they feel like: Constant nagging worries about possible bad events in the future that could happen. These fears can relate to all areas of your life, whether it's your personal, financial, professional or health-related future. The effects can be very different and include, for example, restlessness, sleep disorders or concentration problems. But your body can also be affected by complaints such as stomach problems or headaches. Of course, it is completely normal to occasionally be afraid of the future and to worry. However, constant fears about the future are a major hindrance in everyday life and reduce your quality of life. We therefore want to give you an understanding of the reasons for and effects of anxiety about the future and help you to understand these worries better.

Did you know ...

That around 25% of all people in Germany suffer from an anxiety disorder at least once?

These are possible causes and triggers of anxiety about the future

The causes and triggers of anxiety about the future are very diverse and can vary from person to person. The most common factors that can contribute to anxiety about the future include stressful environmental factors that accompany you in your everyday life. These can be financial problems, job insecurity or conflicts in relationships. But also pandemics such as Corona or social crises such as war can have a major impact on your psyche. Other causes include past traumas, genetic predisposition, perfectionism or low self-esteem. Your fears about the future can be exacerbated by stressors such as high pressure to perform or financial insecurity. If you have reached such a point, you can also easily fall into negative thought patterns. These include, for example, catastrophizing or black-and-white thinking. Social media doesn't make things any better. On the one hand, they are constantly reporting on negative events in the world. On the other hand, you are almost constantly compared with seemingly more successful people.

How fears about the future can affect you

Psychological effects of fear of the future

With anxiety about the future, you probably suffer from persistent worries and fears, combined with helplessness and the difficulty of dealing with uncertainty. In the long term, this can lead to irritability, nervousness and increased susceptibility to stress. This in turn can cause feelings of being overwhelmed and restlessness. Problems relaxing or switching off from thoughts can also cause sadness or even depression in some cases. Fear of the future can also lead to reduced concentration and problems with working memory. The fact that you always have the future on your mind often leads to self-criticism and negative thought patterns in the present. Difficulties in making decisions and making plans are also not uncommon, as these influence the future. If you do manage to make decisions, this is often followed by thought spirals and catastrophizing thinking. With this, you assume the worst case scenario that can happen.

Social, physical and professional effects of fear of the future

If you are plagued by fears about the future, you have probably already noticed that they can affect you socially, professionally and physically. You may have withdrawn socially and perhaps not participate in activities as often. This is partly due to the stress and anxiety that accompany you and make it difficult for you to maintain relationships. At work, your performance can be severely affected by concentration problems and fear of failure. This can increase your avoidance of professional or academic challenges. Physically, sleep disorders, problems falling asleep or staying asleep and restless sleep can affect you. Stress can also be associated with symptoms such as stomach problems, muscle tension, headaches or palpitations. This can also affect the function of the Immune system be reduced.

Did you know ...

That the most common specific fears are fear of animals, thunderstorms and heights?

These exercises and practices can help you become more mindful

Mindfulness exercises to reduce anxiety about the future

Some exercises and practices can help you to be in the present moment and not think about the future. One of these exercises involves breathing. The best way to do this is to sit in a quiet place, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Consciously notice how your breath flows in and out of your lungs. Just observe and don't change anything. Notice when your thoughts wander and let them pass like clouds to draw your attention to your breathing. Stay in this state for a while and concentrate on the moment. If you find this exercise and doing nothing difficult, the body scan might be something for you. To do this, lie relaxed on your back and be aware of your body. Try to feel your body parts one by one and then consciously let go of tension. Start with your toes and slowly work your way up to your face.

Live more consciously: Everyday practices for more serenity

You can also try to be more mindful in everyday life and stay in the present. For example, take time to eat consciously and enjoy your meal without any distractions. Focus on the texture, taste and feel of the food in your mouth. Take the time to chew and savor each bite thoroughly. A walk may sometimes be a bit boring, but it's also great for your mindfulness. On your next walk, focus especially on your surroundings, smells, sounds and the sensations in your body. Feel the gentle breeze on your face, take in the smell of the forest and observe the play of the trees. If you find this a little too boring and want to be more active, we have a few more ideas for you. Movement exercises such as yoga, tai chi or simple stretches can really help you to be mindful.

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Easy application by spraying into the mouth

The application of your Fear of the future-Sprays iBy the way, the treatment is very simple: the spray is simply sprayed into the mouth according to the dosing instructions on the bottle. In order to achieve the best possible effect and to be able to optimally counteract the causes, we recommend using it over a longer period of six to eight weeks. As a kind of cure, spray 3×3 sprays daily.

These lifestyle changes can work wonders

Health-promoting lifestyle habits

Regular physical activity can help you to reduce stress and improve your mood. All it takes is at least 30 minutes a day, which you can spend walking, running, doing yoga, swimming or cycling. To promote your general well-being, you could try to have a balanced and healthy diet. Try to focus on fresh, unprocessed foods such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and lean protein. This will provide your body with the nutrients it needs and improve your quality of life. Sleep also plays a very important role in your mental and physical health. It allows your body to rest and regenerate and regulate stress hormones. It is best to stick to regular bedtimes and create a relaxed sleeping environment.

Stress management and social support

We have already mentioned some relaxation exercises to keep you in the present. There are also a few stress management techniques that you could try if you haven't tried anything before. These include meditation and progressive muscle relaxation. The social environment plays a major role in coping with anxiety. Try to get support from family, friends or therapists to talk about your fears and get support. This can help you feel less isolated and alone with your problems.

How to achieve good time management

Good time management can help you to feel less overwhelmed and less anxious about the future. Just try out a few techniques and see which one works best for you. A few methods would be schedules or to-do lists to help you prioritize and stay organized throughout the day. Also take enough time to do things that you enjoy. This could be a nice dinner with friends or a relaxing jog, for example. However, don't feel obliged to say "yes" to everything, but set yourself limits that you feel comfortable with. Taking time for relaxation and self-care is crucial to promoting your own health and well-being. Schedule enough time for self-care and don't let pressing thoughts stress you out.

These are typical concomitant illnesses that can occur as a result of anxiety

Mental illnesses associated with anxiety

Anxiety disorders are very often associated with depressive moods, and the symptoms of both can reinforce each other. Due to the constant anxiety, your body is constantly tense and in survival mode. It is therefore not surprising that panic disorders, which cause sudden and recurring panic attacks, can be your everyday companion. To escape your anxiety, you may also unconsciously develop social phobias. Such social anxiety can manifest itself in an excessive fear of social situations and interactions. Your fear of the future can also turn into a generalized anxiety disorder. This is characterized by excessive and persistent worries and fears about various areas of life.

Physical and somatosensory effects of an anxiety disorder

If something very bad has happened to you once, you may be afraid of this very situation. It may even have developed into a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is generally associated with severe anxiety symptoms. Somatoform disorders are physical symptoms for which there is no medical explanation and can also be caused by anxiety. Another common side effect of anxiety disorder is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This is characterized by compulsive actions and thoughts. Anxiety disorders can also have an impact on physical health. They can lead to cardiovascular problems, sleep disorders, muscle tension and gastrointestinal problems.

Did you know ...

That, according to a survey in Germany, 46% of respondents think they could be significantly worse off in ten years' time?

These medicinal plants can help you with anxiety about the future

Suddenly occurring states of anxiety and shock lead to fever, cramps and pain due to a strong activation of the central nervous system caused by stress. The Aconite influences the central nervous system with its nerve-active substances, calms it and counteracts the effects of fear or shock. The fever, cramps and associated pain subside and the regeneration phase can begin.

Anxiety can be both a cause and a consequence. If it is the result of total, stress-induced overstimulation, then Gelsemium help to calm the nervous system and alleviate or switch off anxiety. The alkaloids gelsemine and gelseminine, which are present in wild jasmine, act directly in the brain and have an anxiolytic effect. In spagyric medicine in particular, Gelsemium is considered to be an anxiety remedy.

Arsenicum album is a remedy for anxiety when the excessive demands are so great that the person does not believe they can cope and becomes ill as a result. Arsenicum allows you to relax, ensures that a little more distance can be gained from the subject and helps to dispel the dark mood.

Anxiety causes the nervous system to go into overdrive. You are tense and hyper-alert. Potassium phosphoricum helps to calm the nerves and alleviate the effects of anxiety on the body. The potential of the nerves is reduced and the tension eases. However, it is important to get to the bottom of the actual anxiety and treat it.

The effect of Kava-Kava is described as being similar to benzodiazipines. Its relaxing and anxiolytic effects on both a physical and psychological level reduce anxiety and restlessness. There are also several clinical studies that clearly demonstrate the effect. However, no short-term results are to be expected. In the studies, kava kava had to be taken for about a week before the first effects could be felt. The great advantage of kava kava is that it works well but does not cause any addiction.

Zimply Natural - your natural support for fears about the future

With Zimply Natural, we are the antidote to painkillers, sleeping pills, and standard medications. We are your medicine! For our mixtures we use the centuries-old natural healing method of spagyric back. The Spagyric combines the herbal active ingredients and phytotherapeutic elements of the HealingplantsThe mineral salt qualities, as well as the subtle information of the medicinal plants and the energetic potential of the Bach flowers.

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

FAQ: Questions and answers about fears of the future

Will you ever be able to achieve your goals?

Basically, you can achieve almost anything you want. We would like to give you a few tips for setting the necessary goals. Try to set realistic goals that are actually possible right from the start. Also be aware that a setback does not mean failure, but is just as much a part of achieving your goals as a challenge. You can use these as opportunities to learn and grow. Flexibility and adaptability are also skills that can help you succeed. Try not to let people talk you out of your goals and stick to pursuing them. If an obstacle gets in your way, don't let it block your view of your goal.

How can you deal with the challenges of getting older?

Everyone gets older and some people probably worry about it. The body becomes weaker and performance decreases. But that's no reason to worry about it every day. Getting older brings with it many physical and emotional challenges. To cope well with these, it is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat a balanced and healthy diet. This will help you to prevent many problems. Social contacts and support can also be of great benefit to you, as you can communicate and share your worries with others. The most important thing is to know that you are not alone with your problems!

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