Life is full of unpredictable challenges and obstacles that we must face at some point in time, whether we like it or not. Sometimes the smallest things - like breathing - become another hurdle we must face when dealing with already significant moments in time.
Below, we list some of the top examples where having an anxiety necklace to control your breathing could come in handy.
Why We Get Anxious During New and Stressful Moments
Situational anxiety is extremely common and affects thousands of individuals across North America daily. Triggered by situations such as starting a new job or giving a presentation in front of a large group of people, this form of anxiety can happen to almost anyone.
While there can be many factors at play, one of the main reasons why anxiety can be triggered in various situations happens because it’s either: new and challenging, or you had a negative experience in this situation before. For example, if you gave a presentation in a client meeting that didn’t go very well you may be more prone to experiencing anxiety in future client meetings.
Symptoms of situational anxiety are very similar to that of any anxiety or panic attack. You might experience any of the following in situations where you don’t know how to respond or what to expect:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dry mouth
- Muscle tension
- Rapid breathing
While this form of anxiety can impact anyone, if you are more susceptible to anxiety in general then you are at a higher chance of experiencing stress and situational anxiety. Having said that, there is no need to fear new and changing situations. There are many coping strategies that you can use in stressful moments to alleviate panic such as deep breathing, visualization, and an anxiety necklace.
Anxiety Necklaces: Significant Life Moments That Are Better With Them
Anxiety necklaces that promote deep breathing can be a helpful resource to rely on in times of stress. These anti-anxiety products are designed to regulate your breathing pattern while giving you a moment of calm in uncertain and challenging life situations.
Below are a few situations in which you can always rely on an anxiety necklace.
Job interviews are one of the most common answers that people give when asked the question: What situation gives you anxiety? No matter how much you prepare, you will always be nervous interviewing with a new company, especially if it’s for your dream job.
Interviews are highly stressful life moments. Meeting a person who is in a position of authority and talking about yourself while also being judged by your demeanour and appearance can be nerve-wracking for anyone.
Using a deep breathing tool like an anxiety breathing necklace in the moments leading up to your interview can help to decrease stress levels, lower heart rate, improve mental clarity, and decrease digestive issues.
Approximately 40% of the general population experience some form of anxiety when flying or in the lead-up to taking a flight. This can range from crippling fear to mild physical sensations such as headaches or tense muscles. This type of anxiety is often classed as anticipatory anxiety.
Airports and travelling by air, especially if it is a long-haul flight, can be stressful for a number of different reasons. For those individuals who are prone to anxiety, the fear of not having control over the flight or being in a small space with other people can cause panic attacks in the days or hours before getting on a plane.
Practising relaxation techniques such as visualizing a smooth flight while using tools such as an anxiety breathing necklace can help you to focus on regulating your breath in times of panic in the hours before or while taking a flight.
A fear of heights (known as acrophobia) is considered to be one of the most common phobias in society. If you are prone to panic or anxiety around heights, visiting the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is probably not on your bucket list. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t have to navigate heights.
Perhaps you work in construction and will need to be around heights when working on a project. Or, maybe your anxiety is triggered when driving over a high bridge. Many everyday situations will require you to face and overcome your fear of heights - it is not always avoidable.
Having an anxiety necklace can be helpful in situations like these because it will allow you to focus on the task at hand: controlling your breath. When we control our breathing with a deep breathing tool it can dramatically decrease the physical sensations that we feel when we’re stressed or scared.
Attending a doctor’s appointment is another example of when situational anxiety can kick in. Being nervous or afraid to go see a doctor about a medical issue that is bothering you is completely normal. Many people can feel anxious in this particular situation because they think about the worst-case scenarios; they believe that the doctor will find something wrong.
For others, a fear of needles can elicit anxiety attack symptoms when visiting the doctor. This can be especially true for young children. Each time that this happens, the anxiety or panic attack becomes a conditioned response. This means that people create a stronger association between panic attacks and doctor appointments.
If this sounds like you, there are simple ways that you can manage your anxiety at your next doctor’s appointment. Listen to music if the sounds of the doctor’s clinic make you nervous or keep an anxiety necklace around your neck to soothe yourself if your heart rate quickens.
Public speaking is another life experience that can make your hands tremble and beads of sweat roll down your back. Those with social anxiety often don’t volunteer themselves for events or situations that require speaking in public. But, that doesn’t mean it’s completely unavoidable.
Speaking in public doesn’t have to include being on a stage in front of hundreds of people. Being in a boardroom with five other people giving a presentation can be just as anxiety-inducing. Many people who experience panic during this situation may notice that their limbs feel heavy, their heart rate is fast and their mouth feels dry.
The best way to overcome this type of anxiety is to incorporate coping strategies into your day. Practising deep breathing before an important public speaking event or meeting can help signal to your brain that you’re not in a ‘fight or flight’ environment.
Those with a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) may discover that every moment in life causes their anxiety to be triggered - sometimes for no obvious reason. Those who experience anxiety excessively can often have chronic anxious thoughts and feelings throughout their day. This can range from being worried about their health and finances to worry about an unrealistic outcome.
People with GAD can often feel that anxiety is controlling their life without the correct management techniques in place. If you suffer from anxiety daily and find it difficult to pinpoint particular situations that trigger it, an anxiety necklace can be a calming tool to have on your person at all times. Whenever you start to feel overwhelmed, you can retrain your mind to focus on your breath - silencing those constant worrisome thoughts.
How Does the Beam Anxiety Necklace Work?
Moksha’s anxiety necklace, the Beam is intuitively built with a split-path airflow design that promotes deep, mindful breathing. Rather than doing deep breathing by yourself, the necklace assists in the exhalation stage allowing you to put all of your focus into simply taking a breath.
Our free anxiety necklace app also gives users insights into their necklace usage and a full library of over 1000 breathing exercises that they can rely on regardless of what situation they are in. For relief from stress and panic, shop our range of anti-anxiety products today.