Do I Have Anxiety 

Do I have Anxiety? A Smart question to ask

Anxiety is a drag, she follows us around whispering in our ear, holding us back, tells us lies and half-truths designed to scare us into submission.

Anxious feelings are actually the result of a very natural and normal survival reaction, the Fight or Flight response.

At best anxiety is an essential warning sign to take care. 

But some of our alarms can be set way too sensitive and can go off at the slightest thing.

At worst Anxiety grows and can take over our lives makng the simplest tasks difficult and any healthy chllenges near impossible to overcome.

Do I have Anxiety?

As we have seen, the answer is always Yes,

to some extent she is always in our lives.

The real question is,

Is anxiety a negative influence in my life? 

  • Do you find that you spend large periods of the day worrying?
  • Do you often feel nervous, apprehensive or on edge?
  • Do you feel that things are getting on top of you?
  • Do you find it hard to relax and 'switch off'?
  • Do you often experience unpleasant physical sensations such as 'butterflies' in your stomach, muscular tension, dizziness or breathlessness    

Anxiety is a slippery character, hard to pin down because she affects us all differently.

One may suffer intense anxiety attacks that strike without warning, while another gets panicky at the thought of mingling at a party. 

Someone else may struggle with a disabling fear of driving, or uncontrollable, intrusive thoughts.

Yet another may live in a constant state of tension, worrying about anything and everything.

Anxiety gets into our head and can makes us feel, think and behave in specific ways,

Sometimes this acts to protect ourselves from physical threat,which is good and what anxiety is there for,

But often anxiety compels us to self-sabotage with unhelpful and distressing symptoms.   

Do I have Anxiety: The Feelings

  • On edge
  • Nervous
  • Panicky
  • Stressed
  • Irritable
  • low patience threshold
  • Uptight

Do I have Anxiety? The Physical Sensations

  • Tense body/Muscular pain
  •  Dizzy/Faint
  • Chest tight or painful
  • Stomach Churning
  • Trembling or tingling sensations
  • Heart racing/palpitations
  • Breathing faster or slower than usual
  • Concentration difficulties 

Do I have anxiety? The Thoughts

  • Often worry 'what if' something bad happens
  • Mind jumps from worry to worry
  • Often imagine the worst case scenarios
  • Always expect the worse, on the look out for danger

Do I have anxiety? The Behaviours

  • Avoid doing things you would like to
  • Pace around
  • Find it hard to relax
  • Snap at people too easily
  • Get easily flustered
  • Talk very quickly

If you recognise a number of these feelings, sensations, thoughts and behaviours, you may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety.

Remember, experiencing anxious or stressful feelings in and of itself, does not mean you have an anxiety disorder or need professional help.

Why not take this quick Questionnare to get a general idea where you stand with Anxiety right now.

Anxiety, whether mild or severe can be reduced and managed.

Wherever you are, there are always things to do to improve your situation.

Remember, you can't be relaxed and anxious at the same time, so get some relief right now.

Relaxtion could  be defined as an absence of stress and anxiety. It is a place where the body and mind can repair, rejuvenate and rebalance. When you are truly relaxing you can not feel anxiety at the same time. 

Try it right nowHypnosis 4 smart girls offers; free Hypnosis tracks and Guided Visualisations  aimed to lead you into relaxation and give your body and mind a much needed break from anxiety.

Tip:Feeling anxious can make it a bit harder to fully relax, so  if it doesn't work at first be persistent it gets easier with practice and it's well worth the effort.

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