Anxiety is commonly known as worry or stress and comes in waves.
In many cases anxiety can be described as a wave, due to the way it can build out of nowhere, rising, peaking and eventually subsiding.
Fear and anxiety are closely interconnected with anxiety the tool our body uses to warn us of potential danger and alert our bodies to spring into action and defend ourselves. Anxiety only becomes a problem when it is out of proportion to the situation or when it arises when there is no actual threat or danger.
Anxiety affects the way we think, act, and feel and can result in the following:
Increase in heart rate, breathing rate, ‘butterflies’ in stomach or diarrhoea;
A narrowing of our attention resulting in worrying such as, something bad is going to happen;
Avoiding people or situations;
We may feel angry or;
Seek comfort in food, alcohol or cigarettes.
To tolerate and manage anxiety, we need the skill of noticing what is going on in our minds in response to a feeling or event and strategies to cope with these feelings. Anxiety softens when we can create a space between ourselves and what we’re experiencing.
Evolving Minds aims to help you manage and understand the symptoms of anxiety disorders so you can take control over your life.
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