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Exercise is particularly beneficial for easing anxiety. Exercise decreases the levels of stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, and promotes the production of endorphins.
It also improves the activity of the serotonergic system, and therefore may be helpful in dealing with anxiety.
Additionally, exercise raises your core temperature which leads to simultaneous decrease in the muscle tension, so the sense of anxiety is alleviated. You can take a walk, do some running, rowing, rollerblading, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, step aerobics, kickboxing and sports such as soccer, tennis and basketball.
We tend to be afraid of the unknown and we tend to hide from whatever we are afraid of, including the fear of death.
You need to face your fear and get the facts instead.
You may become a volunteer at Compassion in Action at The Twilight Brigade or similar organizations. That way you will become more familiar with death and its potential healing, beauty and peace. It will become clear to you that death is not an ending but a transition. You will face your fear, and walk through it.
Dannion Brinkley in his book Saved By The Light, based off his own experience, explains that our lives are not really ended when our physical bodies die. This understanding can grant you acceptance and peace.
We will all die maybe some in 5 minutes, or in 50 years. 200 years from now our world will change and none of us will be here. Accepting the inevitable helps to relieve stress and anxiety. This book contains more insights on facing mortality.
Forgive yourself others their mistakes. We all make mistakes, but you need to realize that we are doing the best we can. Much of the death anxiety, or fear of death, comes from a fear of judgment and hell.
We cannot undo the mistakes we have made in the past. But we can often ask forgiveness, repay debts and make amends. These actions can heal the sense of guilt and death anxiety.
When it comes to life and death, that is beyond human power. If you are religious, it is really best to ask those questions to God. Ask God to remove the fear, so that you will be able to serve him better.
First, visualize death as a kind and loving event - a sacred transition. Imagine someone who goes through this transition right now. They are genlty released from the body and welcomed by the loving presence of God. Imagine and feel this transition as a healing experience for this person.
Fear of death is an uncomfortable emotion that we project on to the future. Ask yourself, is everything OK right now? Focus on your life and not on the end of it. Focus on what you can control. When we stay firmly in the present, there is no fear.
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Recognize the role your body plays on a macro level
On a larger perspective our lives fit together to form societies and communities which depend on our energy and actions in order to sustain a certain level of organization. Your own body has the same mechanisms and consists of the same materials as other ones around you. Understanding this can help you become more comfortable with the thought of a world without you still being around.