But if you’re constantly feeling jittery for no reason, then something’s up.
For many people, stress is at the root of their nervous feeling.
In this article I will reveal the causes and consequences of a nervous feeling and we will come up with a number of useful tips to take away this feeling.
Causes of a nervous feeling
A nervous feeling often arises from stress and being nervous.
The biggest cause of this feeling comes from stress from work, school or private matters.
Work can cause a lot of stress for you.
This is because you have a lot of work to do, the work is very difficult, you set the bar very high on yourself or you need it financially.
Not everyone experiences the same form of stress due to work, but they are all related.
Stress from school often comes from wondering if you’ve learned well enough, what grade you’re going to get, or because you have to give a presentation in front of the class and you’re not used to it.
Stress at school is something everyone experiences, we have all given a presentation that we felt nervous about.
You just have to think like that. The faster you do it, the faster it’s over.
During your stress of a presentation, don’t forget to lose the overview, because your story must be understandable.
Another annoying cause of stress and a nervous feeling is something is not going well in the home.
Heartbreak, you or a family member is seriously ill, the death of a loved one, your wedding, the birth of your child or in many cases an argument between family members, which is usually about money.
Families can often be a place where you feel calm, nice and good, but it can also be a place for arguments, pain and sadness that can make you very nervous.
For example, an argument with a family member can cause a family to explode and a number of family members speak to each other for years or never again.
Other causes that cause people a lot of stress are their financial situation. As difficult as it is sometimes, try to stay positive and be rational and flexible.
A nervous feeling always has a cause, but if it lasts for a long time, it always has consequences for you physically and mentally.
Not being able to control nerves: physical and mental consequences
A prolonged jittery feeling can lead to several consequences:
Nervousness can lead to all kinds of other consequences, but it is now important that we take you to how we can remove this feeling.
We want you to enjoy life again without a long-term nervous feeling getting in the way of you mentally and/or physically.
How To Remove Nervous Feeling? Useful Tips
Tip 1: Try to involve mindfulness in your life
It is very important that you live in the here and now. Take your time to look around you and focus on one thing at a time.
Eliminate all those unnecessary incentives and ask yourself relevant questions: Am I happy? Am I safe? Am I healthy?
By living in the here and now and therefore applying mindfulness, you will notice that your nervous feeling decreases, less physical discomfort and you will feel more happy.
Tip 2: Meditation (breathing exercises) and yoga
Meditation and yoga make you feel better about your body. They also ensure that you experience less stress and feel happier.
There are different types of meditation and yoga, but one that is particularly good for when you are feeling nervous is breathing meditation.
Another is mantra, but we’ll take a closer look at that separately. Breathing meditation ensures that your concentration goes to the here and now.
Focusing on breathing in and out through the nose gives a very soothing feeling.
Yoga, on the other hand, will make you feel less physical inhibitions and understand your body better.
Tip 3: Mantra
Mantra is a form of meditation from Hinduism.
Mantras are often spoken aloud during meditation or yoga. The power of mantras lies in the repetition of the text or saying.
You will notice that when you repeatedly say mantras aloud alone or with a group, you will feel a connection with yourself and others.
There are also all kinds of different types of mantra such as: OHM Mantra, Shanti Mantra and So Hum Mantra.
You have to completely open yourself up to this mentally to fully feel the effects. The nervous feeling will disappear completely after this.
Tip 4: Keep calm and analyze yourself while having a panic attack
When you are very nervous and therefore have a panic attack, it is important that you pay attention.
How do I feel myself? What exactly is going wrong? What can I do to make myself feel better?
Often panic attacks feel like you could die at any moment.
Realize what this feels like and when it happens again understand that this is a panic attack.
It is actually a sign from your body that it is ready to fight and thus the opposite of death.
Tip 5: Sit or stand upright
When you feel a nervous feeling it is important that your upper body is straight.
However, stay calm and make sure your body is sitting or standing upright. This keeps you calm and this unpleasant feeling will slowly disappear.
When this is accompanied by heartburn, it is essential to stand or sit up straight to allow the acid to drain.
Tip 6: Use of medication
Medication makes you less nervous or have a panic attack.
It also helps against heart palpitations and heartburn and is also something doctors can prescribe for a burnout.
Examples of medication for panic attacks and a nervous feeling are: alprazolam, citalopram and clonazepam.
For heartburn it is best to take omeprazole for a while and then taper off slowly.
Tip 7: Visiting a specialist
If you feel that few things really help and you would like to talk to a specialist about it, please contact your GP, psychologist, therapist or life coach.
These are specialists who have more sense where your nervous feeling comes from. They will help you with certain exercises and/or medication.
Sometimes this feeling comes from a past event that you have hidden deep within yourself.
Talking about it with a specialist can therefore be very helpful. Figuring out your stress and panic attacks is very important and not always easy.
Tip 8: Be careful with what you eat
We all love a nice ice cream, coffee after dinner or a greasy bite.
But did you know that food plays a huge role in whether you feel good and when you feel nervous?
Too much sugar intake can actually make a panic attack worse.
Furthermore, products such as coffee, tomatoes, mango and sweets can cause heart palpitations and heartburn. This will then lead to a nervous feeling that will not just go away.
Just walking quietly and changing your mind or taking medication help in these kinds of situations.
Another form of eating that is very soothing. You eat slowly and consciously and you enjoy it more.
Tip 9: Watch, listen or read something that cheers you up
From childhood you got it tucked in with Bassie & Adriaan. “Whatever happens, always keep smiling.” And what research shows, laughing and doing something that cheers you up has a healing effect.
Scientifically Proven: A study by Dr. Lee Burke of the University of California shows that laughing takes away your nervous feeling, and it produces natural painkillers in your brain.
Look, listen, sing or read something that makes you laugh out loud.
Tip 10: Discuss it with your friends or family
You are not alone in the struggle with your nervous feeling, with the daily stress you experience.
Discuss it with your best friend or with one or more family members.
The people who know you best will give you good feedback that you can work on.
They will reassure you that everything will be fine. They will also take away your stress with a smile and a tear. Your best friends are the people who are always honest with you.