Anxiety is a normal fear response that we all experience from time to time. It has its benefits such as keeping us alert and safe and motivated. However, when anxiety becomes dominant over your life, causing you to worry about every 'what if' and prevents you from doing the things you'd love to do, it's a sure sign that things have progressed from a healthy level.
Anxiety can make you feel jumpy and on edge, highly strung and nervous.
People with anxiety often find that they tend to think of the 'worst case scenario' in situations and it can take a lot for them to see something standard, such as swimming in the sea or going to crowded places as a relaxed and safe option.
Anxiety is caused by a thought that produces fear. Your brain produces a thought, to which you feel fearful of, which then triggers the stress response within and the fear seems overwhelming, thus, producing physical symptoms such as sweaty palms, lack of concentration, pounding heart, mind racing. This is your body preparing you for flight, fight or freeze.
So, is it possible to recover from anxiety? Absolutely! In fact, I'm living proof it can be done. Just think, if one day a thought you had seemed so overwhelming that it caused you to experience anxiety, what makes you think a thought can't cause a positive response instead? The answer is, that of course it can and is possible to reset our currently defaulted reactions.
"I now no longer feel like I am in a constant state of anxiety, and even better I haven't suffered from any more pain attacks!" H, from Hampshire