LIFE SKILLS FOR ANXIETY!
I have just phoned an ex-client who came to me years ago because she wasn’t coping with the symptoms of ‘anxiety!’ I asked her today for one word that would describe how it felt to have this ‘condition’ and she immediately said ‘debilitating!’ I will add she is now a close friend.
There are several symptoms for what I’ll term ‘General Anxiety’ and some of them are:
A racing heart.
Worrying about things constantly, particularly that we’re ‘not coping’.
Hot and cold flushes.
The above can also extend to certain phobic behaviours.
I have had clients in the past who were scared to fly, and also one who was unable to drive on certain roads because the sides of the streets weren’t flat and there was a ‘drop’ either side. Underneath these limiting choices to ‘stay safe,’ we uncovered fears that were blocking these people from doing the things they really wanted to do.
For anyone reading this, the content regarding symptoms is not meant as a means to diagnose yourself and if you have experienced feeling irritable, getting tired easily, difficulty sleeping, concentrating being a challenge and anxiety impinging on everyday activities, plus any of the things mentioned above, it would be best to get a doctor’s diagnosis and ask for help.
We all experience some anxiety during our life-time which makes diagnosis sometimes difficult, so getting a medical opinion is always most appropriate with anything we’re worried about.