What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, emotional feelings and physical sensations. It’s useful when we’re in danger, but when we’re not and we become overwhelmed by excessive anxious thoughts, worries, fears and even panic attacks, anxiety can become detrimental to your quality of life. It means you can find it difficult to concentrate, relax and can impact your emotional and physical well-being.
Some of the emotional symptoms can include, problems sleeping, unable to concentrate, irritability, sense of dread, fearing the worst, feeling out of control, obsessively worrying about the future and past, ruminating on past situations and experiences, feeling tearful or having repetitive thoughts. Physical symptoms can include stomach pains or churning feelings, headaches and migraines, dizziness, muscular tension, raised blood pressure, hot flushes, teeth grinding, nausea, changes in sex drive and panic attacks.