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 may happen. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are going to be hurt. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations (See Mind UK for managing stress).
Personally, as an anxiety sufferer from birth, my Mum had it too, which I only found out later in life. Mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, a daily walk in nature, affirmations such as 'All is well' and remembering to throw out the thoughts that do not serve my wellbeing, have really helped me. I am also learning more about Ayurveda, as it focus' on the root cause. I believe it is not only possible to lessen the physical symptoms but overcome them with daily practice.
The ego will try to talk you out of taking time for yourself, but it is vital to first love yourself, develop a healthy lifestyle and things then have a way of falling into place. Try to let go, focus on the good and live in the present moment as often as you can.
How can I help myself?
Living with anxiety can be very difficult, but there are steps you can take that might help.
Anxiety Help from The Children's Society
You might get anxiety when you are feeling nervous or worried about something. We all go through this at some point. But it is how you deal with it that matters.