Everybody has experienced anxiety in some shape or form at some point in their life. Anxiety to some degree can occur when faced with a stressful situation, for example before an exam or an interview, or during a worrying time such as illness, job loss, or a financial crisis. For some it is an occasional occurrence and for others it is part of their daily lives.
From sweaty palms to a full-blown panic attack with shortness of breath and heart palpitations, it swoops over you and takes control and you cannot help but fall into its grasp.
Like the auto-pilot in your brain taking over the controls, you can see it happening and you just cannot hit the off button. It can happen to anyone at any time. But why does this happen?
Anxiety is normal, and not something to be eliminated but something that can be managed. It can be brought on in many ways. Whether a stressful situation is real or perceived the results and symptoms are alike. For many people, anxiety interferes with normal life. And it can become a problem when our bodies tell us there is danger when there is no real danger.
Excessive anxiety is often associated with physical and psychological conditions and is considered abnormal when it is very prolonged or severe, it happens in the absence of a stressful event, or it is interfering with everyday activities such as going to work.
While anxiety may seem a bit scary, the good news is that all of this is manageable
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie Ten Boom
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