Mahatma Gandhi once said, “When there is love, there is life.” But what is love? What is real love? We spend our lives longing and searching for it. Love seems to be a very beautiful mystery that most of us find hard to explain because its meaning is felt more than it is clearly uttered.
Love is really fascinating. In Psychology, neurotransmitters such as Dopamine, the pleasure chemical in our brain, norepinephrine, which produces the racing heart and excitement, and endorphins, our body’s natural painkillers, act like magnets bringing lovers together in ecstasy. Even though love can sometimes be so complicated and intricate, everybody still wants to be loved, to be respected, and to feel special.
There are some easy tools that anyone can use to cope with their feelings of anxiety. They include:
1. Learning more about anxiety: This will help you to understand what is happen when you start to feel increasingly anxious. First, remember that we all feel anxious at times. It can help us to prepare for and cope with hard tasks – such as sitting an exam or teaching a class. However, it leads to problems when the danger isn’t real yet our body is signalling a high state of alert.
2. Learning strategies that help us relax: The two most common strategies for relaxing and unwinding are calming down our breathing and muscle relaxation. The former involves taking slow, gentle breaths (breathing in through the nose, pausing for a few seconds, then breathing out slowly through the mouth, again). The latter involves learning how to tense and relax the different muscles - and then repeating this until our stress levels fall.