All About Anxiety
Like PMS, Anxiety is something that is often uncomfortable for women to discuss. We ALL want to be seen as superwomen ALL the time! So it makes us uneasy when we are vulnerable about our difficulties. We are here to tell you that you are not alone! Many women suffer from anxiety symptoms! And similar to your period, anxiety is something that we can combat with the proper tools!
Many of us suffer from anxiety. Anxiety is a mental health condition that can cause feelings of fear, nervousness, or tension. This uneasy feeling can take a serious tole on your mental, and physical health. As women we are constantly overcoming challenges, helping others, and accomplishing goals. We each play many important roles in our families, careers, relationships, communities, and that’s just to name a few. When we are depended on by so many, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious.
Symptoms of Anxiety
The most common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Uncontrollable worry
- Muscle tension
- Fast Heartbeat
- Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
- Difficulty concentrating
- Physical discomfort
- Feeling on edge
Anxiety triggers, can be caused by genetics, environmental reasons, emotions, events, or experiences. Identifying what is driving your anxiety is an important step in managing triggers, and helping you alleviate your anxiety.
Stress from school and work
Stress in a personal relationship such as marriage.
Stress from an emotional trauma such as the death of a loved one.
- Stress about finances
- Stress from a serious medical illness.
While many of our main anxiety triggers are easier to identify there are a few things that play into anxiety that are less obvious they are the following:
- Lack of Sleep
- Traffic jams
- Skipping Meals
How to Identify Anxiety Triggers
Write it down! Start a note in your phone, or use a journal to log when your anxiety is noticeable and record what you think might have led to the trigger.
Be honest with yourself! Anxiety can cause negative thoughts and poor self-assessments. Be patient with yourself and be willing to explore things in your past to identify how they may affect you today.
Ask for help! Some anxiety triggers can be difficult to identify, but a mental health specialist has training that can help you. They may use talk therapy, journaling, or other methods to find triggers.
How to Reduce Anxiety
Positive language: learning to refocus your language and feelings when you start down this path is helpful.
Professional help: helps you cope with your anxiety triggers and can help you find a treatment plan that eases your symptoms.
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