Recognising anxiety

Symptoms of anxiety aren’t always apparent, but it’s something we probably deal with more than we think; we just don’t recognise the signs.

We may also not think we’re prone to anxiety, but dealing with daily issues that are sometimes out of our control and more than we can handle, can bring about anxiety in those of us who aren’t prone, or have never dealt with anxiety at all.

It’s important to recognise the signs, but the feeling you get in the pit of the stomach, the adrenalin rush you get when a particular thought comes into your head that has the potential to make you stressed. Anxiety not only makes us feel nervous, but living with anxious thoughts all the time, can make us ill as well.

Anxiety may also make us feel panicky over issues we wouldn’t normally feel panicky about, but consciously we’re struggling to deal with. So, if you think you are dealing with anxiety, take time to stand back and think about what’s causing you to feel that way.

If you’re still struggling to deal with the presenting issue, I would suggest try talking to someone with whom you can trust and whom you feel will understand.

5 Jan, 2015

2 thoughts on “Recognising anxiety

  1. I’ve had a couple of anxiety attacks in my life and I get anxious more than I’d like to admit.

    Usually I just have to take a deep breath and think about the situation and calm myself down. It usually isn’t as bad as I think it is and I get anxious over nothing.

    1. Thanks Lisa. I agree with you thoughts. When we look back on some of the things we deal with, we will often see that what we were anxious about was really nothing.

      Through experience and what we deal with, we hopefully will get better at recognising the signs. It’s easy to talk ourselves into things and that I think is part of our problem. We build scenarios up until they’re out of our control and then we get anxious.

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