While anxiety is not a pleasant experience, it may lend some comfort to know that everybody experiences anxiety from time to time.
You see, anxiety is not a disease. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and fear.
Anxiety is a basic human emotion. Happiness, anger, fear, disgust, contempt, sadness, and surprise are also normal human emotions. But if anxiety is an inseparable part of us, how do you know if anxiety is a problem for you?
The following will help you determine whether anxiety could be a problem for you:
- Do I feel anxious more often than not throughout the day?
- Have I restricted my activities as a way of coping with anxiety?
- Do I experience panic or panic-like symptoms in certain predictable situations?
- Am I intensely fearful of specific situations or things?
- Do I experience acute anxiety in social situations?
- Have I developed repetitive behaviors or thought-processes to manage or avoid anxiety?
- Is my anxiety related to a specific traumatic event?
Types of anxiety range from specific fears to social anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, to more generalized worries that may be causing your anxiety.
Anxiety in a mild form can be an annoyance, but severe anxiety can be incapacitating.
Constant worry can cause sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can sap your strength and effectiveness during the day.
Physical problems stemming from anxiety can leave you feeling tense and drained and are involved in some disease processes.
The good news is anxiety IS treatable and preventable.
I'll help you identify the triggers for your anxiety how to more effectively manage your circumstances and reactions.
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