What Are The Symptoms of Anxiety?

Anxiety can rear its head in many forms. It’s often difficult to look at someone else and know whether they’re experiencing anxiety. However, anxiety can have a huge impact on how you live your life. 

It’s important to educate yourself about anxiety so you can recognize the symptoms. It can take some time to realize that what you’re experiencing is anxiety if you don’t know what to look for. Take a look at some of the most common symptoms of anxiety.

A Sense of Impending Danger

Are you constantly worrying about ‘what if’? Perhaps you like to make plans so you’re covered in the event of a worst case scenario. For instance, you may worry about a loved one being in a car crash and start to plan your route to the hospital in your mind.

Perhaps you feel like you panic for no apparent reason regularly. It’s an extreme type of worry that can cause physical symptoms to manifest.

Heart Palpitations and Nausea

Heart palpitations and nausea often go hand in hand when it comes to anxiety. You may wake up in the morning and have these symptoms without any rhyme or reason. It can be difficult to make them go away without understanding that they’re linked to anxiety.

Some things that can help these symptoms to lessen include positive affirmations said out loud and CBD to calm the symptoms while your mind catches up. Remind yourself that not every thought you have is fact so any ‘what ifs’ are unrealistic.

Poor Concentration

There are times when putting your focus into a task can help to distract from feelings of anxiety. However, there are other times when anxiety is so severe that it can stop you from concentrating on your tasks. In addition to poor concentration, anxiety can affect your ability to make decisions.

You may even have trouble answering simple questions and need more time than average to give an answer. Using simple techniques like mindfulness and breathing throughout the day can help you to gain more clarity and work through anxiety.

Trouble Sleeping

Insomnia is a common complaint amongst those who suffer with anxiety. You may find it difficult to switch off and fall asleep or you may wake several times during the night. If you find that you have an inner monologue running through your mind constantly, it can help to talk or write about your thoughts.

Counseling and therapy both offer unique opportunities to address your anxiety symptoms which can lead to better sleeping patterns. You can also try keeping a journal that you write in before going to sleep as a way to empty your mind before resting.

Although these are common symptoms of anxiety, the list of symptoms is extensive and specific to each individual. If you feel you may have anxiety, it’s important to schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss it. If you’ve found this article helpful, take a look at the others. 

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