Congratulations, you have taken the first positive steps in dealing with your anxiety. Education and knowledge are key elements in learning to cope with your anxiety.
Negative and limited thinking are connected with the development of anxiety. Anxiety and stress are closely linked. Suffering extreme anxiety is not a sign of weakness. It is purely a response to stress. Ongoing stress causes serious wear and tear on the body, whereas, if something stressful suddenly happens during the day and we take action to deal with it the stress dissipates.
Generalised anxiety is made up of three elements:
- the physical sensations you experience,
- the emotions you have while experiencing them and
- the thoughts that go through your mind at the time.
Some of the symptoms of anxiety are;
- feeling agitated,
- irritability, inability to relax,
- difficulty concentrating, continually worrying,
- feelings of depression and more.
- feeling overwhelmed.
The accompanying physical symptoms of anxiety can be:
- muscle tension,
- difficulty sleeping, restlessness,
- headaches, fatigue,
- upset stomach, dry mouth,
- palpitations, dizziness and more.