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People who feel anxious often manifest several symptoms, such as headache, sleeping problems, concentration problems, and distress. Because of the fast rhythm of life in today’s world, which is full of challenges, problems, and stress, anxiety has started to be a common and widespread feeling, especially among the youth.

Actually, anxiety occurs as a result of social, academic, and life stresses. Some youth face social stress and anxiety because of issues like marriage. They feel they may not be able to find a suitable person to marry. Others get worried about whether they will be able to fulfill the financial responsibilities of marriage and other general duties. Even married couples might also face several obstacles in their life, which makes them feel anxious.

Another source of anxiety among the youth is the stress that often comes about because of the fear of failure in choosing the right career or because of high expectations and ambitions.

Even school and university students get anxious particularly during the period of exams. Submitting projects, research papers, and completed assignments and meeting deadlines are also sources of anxiety among students. In many cases, students fear to be blamed if they fail to meet the high expectations of their families.

Anxiety can be dangerous if it starts to be part of a person’s lifestyle. This can be the case if you are continually anxious — with or without reason — and if simple things arouse your anxiety. In order to overcome this problem, you first have to think of the negative physical, psychological, and social consequences that might happen as a result of your continual anxiety.

 What can you do? 

Although anxiety is a problem for many people, it can still be solved. Reciting the Qur’an is the best way to get rid of any feeling of anxiety. and from starting off this way, you continue by sharing your feeling with a friend or a member of your family to support you!

Anyone can experience these anxious feelings, but the important thing is to comprehend the reason behind the anxiety, which mainly arouses from a feeling of fear toward the future. Knowing the future is the choice of Almighty Allah for us, and we have to trust Allah’s choice. We have to be sure that Almighty Allah decides the livelihood and blessings for every one of us.

 Dependence on Almighty Allah

Our role is to exert our utmost effort in our studies, work, and issues at hand and to leave the future to Almighty Allah. Regularly praising and remembering Almighty Allah and reciting His Book are the main key to tranquility of the heart and confidence, which in turn treat any feeling of anxiety. It is not a matter of a specific medication; you are the one who can treat yourself through your sound faith and trust in the will and choice of Almighty Allah.

And always remember to do your best and Allah will do the rest.

Rencana Tuhan (Ilustrasi)

Aku: Tuhan, bolehkah aku bertanya sesuatu?

Tuhan: Tentu.

Aku: Tapi janji, Engkau tidak marah.

Tuhan: Ya, janji.

Aku: Kenapa kau mengizinkan banyak ‘hal’ terjadi padaku di hari ini?

Tuhan: Maksudnya?

Aku: Aku bangun terlambat.

Tuhan: Ya.

Aku: Mobilku membutuhkan waktu yang lama untuk menyala.

Tuhan: Oke.

Aku: Roti burger yang ku pesan dibuat tidak seperti pesanan ku, sehingga aku malas memakannya.

Tuhan: Hmm.

Aku: Dijalan pulang, hp ku tiba-tiba mati saat aku berbicara mengenai bisnis besar.

Tuhan: Benar.

Aku: Dan pada akhir, saat aku sampai rumah, aku hanya ingin sedikit bersantai dengan mesin pijat refleksi yang baru aku beli. Tapi itu tidak nyala! Tidak ada yang berjalan benar pada hari ini.

Tuhan: Biar Aku perjelas, ada malaikat kematian pagi tadi, dan Aku mengirimkan malaikat Ku untuk berperang melawannya supaya tidak ada yang hal buruk terjadi pada mu. Aku membiarkan mu tidur disaat itu.

Aku: Oh, tapi,

Tuhan: Aku tidak membiarkan mobil mu menyala tepat waktu karena ada pengemudi yang mabuk lewat depan jalan dan akan menabrak mu.

Aku: (merunduk)

Tuhan: Salah satu pembuat burger mu hari ini sedang sakit, Aku tidak ingin kamu tertular makanya Aku membuatnya salah bekerja.

Aku: (malu)

Tuhan: Hp mu Aku buat mati karena mereka sebenarnya penipu, Aku tidak mungkin membiarkan kamu tertipu. Dan lagipula akan mengacaukan kosentrasi mu dalam mengemudi bila ada yang menghubungi mu kalau hp mu menyala.

Aku: (mata berkaca-kaca) aku mengerti Tuhan

Tuhan: Oh soal mesin pijat refleksi, Aku tau kamu belum sempat membeli listrik, bila mesin itu dinyalakan maka itu mengambil banyak listrik mu, Aku yakin kamu tidak ingin berada dalam kegelapan.

Aku: (menangis) Maafkan aku Tuhan.

Tuhan: Tidak apa, tidak perlu meminta maaf. Belajarlah untuk percaya Aku. Rencana Ku pada mu lebih baik dari rencana mu sendiri.

Aku: Aku akan percaya padamu. Dan biarkan Aku untuk berterima kasih atas semuanya.

Tuhan: Sama-sama… Aku akan selalu bersamamu, menjagamu☺