Most of us at some point in our life will feel extreme feelings of anxiety and stress, it's how we deal with those feelings that make us different to those people that are unable to control those feelings and deal with them and live with anxiety day in day out.It is normal to feel anxious in certain situations like starting a new job or meeting new people, when the anxiety takes control of somebody it's not always easy to put things right.
It is normal to feel anxious in certain situations like starting a new job or meeting new people, when the anxiety takes control of somebody it's not always easy to put things right.
Symptoms of anxiety include
- Feeling constantly on edge
- Irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach aches
- Sleep disorders
- Muscle aches
- Excessive sweating
The symptoms can vary greatly between two sufferers and there are many other symptoms that people may or may not get.
There are also different anxiety disorders
- Social phobia
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Panic disorder
- General anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Agoraphobia (not being able to go outside)
There are lots of treatments available for sufferers including
- Neuro linguist programming (NLP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Initially, you may seek the advice of a GP who may suggest one of some of the above.
Learning to recognise and eliminate the symptoms is key, and put yourself out of your comfort zone without limitations.
Ensuring you eat well and sleep enough and exercise will also help.
Talk to friends and family about how your feeling, perhaps confide in a work colleague or you boss you will be surprised at just how many others have suffered from a form of anxiety in their lives.
Remember you have not always had these feeling so you can and will feel well again.
Try and pinpoint what it was that started your anxiety and work through your thoughts and feelings.
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