Anxiety is a word that we hear a lot these days but what does it mean?
Believe it or not, anxiety is one of the most common psychological conditions in the world today and affects most of us at some point or another. However, whilst it is something that we can all experience the symptoms of, it can be completely different from person to person.
In this post, I’m covering the five most common signs of anxiety. However, if these symptoms don’t relate to how you’re feeling, it could still be anxiety. Anxiety will affect people in very different ways, and you don’t have to have the common symptoms or recognise the most popular signs of anxiety.
Top 5 Signs of Anxiety
- Excessive worrying / a feeling of dread / irrational fears
- Difficulty sleeping/fatigue
- Panic attacks
- Restlessness – a feeling of being on edge / feeling agitated / difficulty concentrating / irritability
- Aching muscles
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is the fear of a perceived threat rather than an actual immediate threat; some people find that they can go several days or weeks without any symptoms and then suddenly feel engulfed and overwhelmed by them.
For some, their symptoms are worse at certain times of the day. There is no one size fits all diagnosis for anxiety, so if you can relate to more than a few of the above, then it is very likely that you suffer from anxiety.
Feelings of anxiety around a specific event or challenging situation life such as loss of someone special, separation, divorce are a completely normal response. However, if you’re finding that they are impacting on your daily life or causing you to withdraw from friends and family, then there is a chance that you have an anxiety disorder.
Check out my blog: Self Care Tips For Anxiety
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