Anxiety triggers are different for all – some people experience it when stuck in a crowded place while others may experience it when work pressure strikes or due to phobias. But when that happens, there are a few things that need to be identified:
- Three things one can see
- Three things that can be heard
- Three things one needs to touch
When seeking sounds, it can be as basic as the ticking of the clock or the rustling of the leaves on a tree. Last is touching things in reach, like body parts or clothing.
Why the 333 technique is effective
Experts say that humans tend to get stuck in a circle of overthinking. Practicing this technique can help bring them back to the present moment and to realise that in that minute, there is nothing to be anxious about.
Anxiety disorders can develop due to several factors like genetics, childhood trauma, or stress. These can be as generic as obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias to panic disorders.
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