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Do your worries and fears seem overwhelming and interfere with your daily life? You may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to "danger": an automatic alarm that goes off when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a stressful situation, such as hurt feelings, overwhelm, and uncertainties. When it interferes with your relationships, work, activities, and day to day life, it is time to talk about it.
Despite their different forms, all anxiety disorders share one major symptom: persistent or severe fear or worry in situations where most people wouldn’t feel threatened, confused, anger or hurt. Is this you?
Emotional symptoms of anxiety: In addition to the primary symptoms of irrational and excessive fear and worry, other common emotional symptoms include:
*Feelings of apprehension [am I doing this right? ] or dread, watching for signs of danger[yes, sometimes], anticipating the worst [foreseeing all possible outcomes - all at the same time and trying to avoid the worst]
*Restlessness, trouble concentrating
*Feeling tense and jumpy, or irritable
*Your mind has gone "blank"
Physical symptoms of anxiety: Anxiety is more than just a feeling. As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight response, anxiety involves a wide range of physical symptoms:
*Pounding heart, sweating
*Headaches, stomach upset, or dizziness, light-headed
*Shortness of breath
*Not feeling "grounded"
*Muscle tension, tremors, and twitches
*Fatigue or insomnia
Learn how to articulate and manage these, so they don't control you. Gain clarity, find solutions, implement tools and strategies to get your life on track.