Everyone feel anxious at some point when facing an unknown or challenging situation. However, if you are worrying or your fears seem to overwhelm you and affect your life you could be suffering from an anxiety disorder. There are many types of anxiety disorder and many effective treatments and self help strategies that you can use to help you to deal with your anxiety. It is important to understand what type of anxiety disorder you are dealing with first. Once you understand that then you are in a good position to start dealing with the effects and reduce the symptoms of anxiety. You can either live around anxiety or allow the anxiety to live around you
Your body uses Anxiety as an automatic alarm that goes off, when the body feels threatened or is facing a stressful situation. It’s not always a bad thing it helps you to stay alert and can encourage you to motivate yourself in situations? But when you are constantly feeling anxious, then this takes your attention of your normal everyday life. There is a fine line between productive anxiety and anxiety disorder. However once this is crossed it doesn’t mean there is no going back. You can skip from side to side all your life. The problem is when you remain in a disordered state.
Anxiety disorders generally come in a group of related conditions, they can change from person to person. Someone may suffer from intense anxiety attacks that come out of nowhere, while someone else might feel panicky going for a job interview.
Although they are different, they do share one link, persistent fear or worry in situations where other people wouldn’t feel threatened.
It is not a good idea to list some of the symptoms of anxiety because if you are reading this you already know how it feels and by listing them you will start to feel a little anxious.
Anxiety is more than just a feeling, it involves a wide range of physical symptoms. With that in mind people often self diagnose and may suffers from headaches, palpitations, insomnia, shortness of breath. It is always best you see your doctor first.
Anxiety attacks are also known as panic attacks, this feeling of intense fear can happen anywhere without warning. To understand your own anxiety more look at what is triggering it. Sometimes there is an obvious trigger other times it’s not so obvious. Anxiety attacks can peak within ten minutes of a thought of fear, but rarely last longer than thirty minutes. During that time the feeling of terror can be so severe that you can totally lose control of your normal physical functions. Once this anxiety attack is over it is the fear of another attack that controls you and can help to take you back to that anxiety.
You see once you have addressed what type of anxiety you are suffering from then noticing the triggers should be your next step. The trigger is what fires the Anxiety attack inside you. Instead of fearing the fear of anxiety, it is more productive and personally empowering to ask the question. Not why, but what is causing this feeling, when does it happen, how does it not effect others? Then think to yourself you were born with only the fear of loud noises and falling. How have I developed this anxiety that does not affect others?
Somewhere in your past you have opened a gateway from the productive side of anxiety to the no productive side and like any path the more it is travelled the more and more permanent the path becomes. If you were to take a different approach (path) to the situations you would no longer be doing this to yourself. I can help show you that there are options and other paths to take because it is not the situation but the perception that needs to be changed….