Living With Anxiety

05 - May - 2023

Living with anxiety can be a challenging experience. It can make even the simplest tasks seem overwhelming and can feel paralyzing at times. Anxiety can impact all aspects of a person's life, from work to relationships to their overall quality of life. It can be a constant presence that follows you around, often leading to feelings of isolation and hopelessness.

One of the most challenging aspects of living with anxiety is the unpredictability of it all. Anxiety can arise at any time, triggered by anything from a simple text message to a looming deadline at work. This unpredictability can be incredibly distressing and can lead to a sense of helplessness, as though you are at the mercy of your own emotions.

Physical symptoms are also common in those experiencing anxiety. Sometimes, anxiety can manifest physically- causing a racing heart, sweating, shaking, and even shortness of breath. These physical symptoms can become so overwhelming that they can mimic a heart attack or respiratory failure, causing even more anxiety.

Social interaction can also become challenging when living with anxiety. As simple events like meeting up with friends or even making a phone call can be incredibly daunting, leading to avoidance behaviors, and further isolation. This can lead to a vicious cycle, with anxiety causing isolation, leading to more anxiety, causing more isolation, and so on.

Moreover, living with anxiety can be exhausting. Constant worry and racing thoughts can take a toll on mental health, leaving one feeling drained and unmotivated. It can also cause sleep disturbances, making it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, leading to more exhaustion.

The experience of anxiety can often be overwhelming and can lead to feelings of shame and embarrassment. The stigma attached to mental health, in general, can lead individuals to believe that their anxiety is a flaw or weakness. But, anxiety is a mental health condition, and just like any other health condition, seeking help is essential.

Anxiety is a common condition that is experienced by millions of people around the world every day. Anxiety can be defined as feelings of unease, nervousness, and worry about something that may happen or may not happen. Anxiety can vary in severity, from mild to severe cases, and can impact different people in different ways.

Anxiety is a concern regularly brought to counselling and psychotherapy. Our team of therapists are all expereinced and trained in working with anxiety.