Anxiety is a normal reaction to a danger like your mom’s flying chappal—the body’s automatic fight-or-flight response that is triggered when you feel threatened, at gunpoint, or are facing a challenging situation such as a job-interview, your dad getting you married to your cousin, an upcoming exam or your first date.
In moderation: anxiety isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can help you to stay alert and focused, spur you to action, and motivate you to solve problems.
…when anxiety is constant or mind-boggling, when uncertainty and fears interfere with your relationship, studies and daily life, you’ve likely crossed the border line from normal anxiety into the colony of an anxiety disorder.
Since anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions rather than a single disorder, symptoms may vary from person to person.
One individual may suffer from 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.
Think and ask yourselves some questions:
If you identify with any of the following six signs and symptoms, and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder:
- Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge?
- Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities?
- Do you believe that something bad will happen if certain things aren’t done a certain way?
- Do you avoid everyday situations or activities because they cause you nervousness?
- Do you experience sudden, unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic?
- Do you feel like danger and catastrophe are around every corner?
There are some self-help tips that will make you feel better and cause you less anxiety attack:
- Loneliness and isolation can trigger or worsen anxiety, while talking about your worries face to face can often make them seem less overwhelming.
- Look at your responsibilities and see if there are any you can give up, turn down, or delegate to others.
- Practiced regularly relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing can reduce anxiety symptoms and increase feelings of relaxation and emotional well-being.
- To achieve the maximum benefit of stress relief, aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise
- Try to get seven to nine hours of quality sleep a night.
When to seek professional help for anxiety symptoms
While self-help coping strategies for anxiety can be very effective, if your worries, fears, or anxiety attacks have become so great that they’re causing extreme distress or disrupting your daily routine, it’s important to seek professional help.
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