Anxiety

  • We live in a stressful society and anxiety (which is a form of stress) is very common. When we are anxious we normally experience a variety of uncomfortable physical sensations like
  • Clinical Symptoms
    • Excessive worrying and thinking/racing thoughts that are uncontrollable
    • Restlessness – feeling on edge
    • Being easily fatigued
    • Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
    • Irritability
    • Muscle tensions
    • Sleep disturbances
  • Anxiety stems from the unknown in the future and or the feeling/emotions of not being able to control something/situation
  • Anxiety also influences how we behave. For instance, when we feel anxious, we often avoid doing things that we want to because we are worried about how they will turn out.

If you or another person are experiencing anxiety some things that can help include;

  • write what you’re experiencing in a journal
  • talk to someone
  • listen to music
  • watch a show
  • play a game on your phone
  • count backward from 10, 10 times
  • put ice in the hand because holding something cold is distracting
  • do the 5,4,3,2,1 method;
    • Say 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste