When anxiety becomes more than just a passing feeling or transient worries, it might be time to talk to someone. Anxiety is thought consuming and takes power over our lives. It can strip away our ability to connect with others as well as our ability to get to know ourselves. Constant worry about things that may or may not happen denies us of the joy of the present moment.
Anxiety causes feelings of loneliness, disconnection and insecurity and we then become filled with thoughts of inferiority and negativity. But when we take control of our thoughts and get to know ourselves better, we can forgive who we were, accept who we are, and look forward to who we will become.
The National Institute for Mental Health describes the following symptoms of anxiety:
- Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
- Being easily fatigued
- Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
- Being irritable
- Having muscle tension
- Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
- Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep
I believe that it is possible to regain control of your thoughts and break free from the constraints of the mind.
I believe that, with help, anxiety does not need to have so much power in your life.