The Things About Anxiety

Posted on May 6, 2015

It's more than just worrying

For people that don't understand anxiety or have never experienced it, they may think it is the same as worrying about things that are going on your life. Everyone worries about things from time to time, it's a natural part of being human and letting your brain figure out the next move. Anxiety is different, it's irrational, and it's constant. It may start out as worrying about one particular aspect of your life, your career, your relationship, but it can quickly snowball until it becomes a constant state of fear.

It can strike at any time

It's a common misconception of mental illness that it is triggered by an event in someone's life, like a death, relationship break up, financial problems etc . Of course all of these things can be a trigger, but equally anxiety can begin at any point in your life, even when things are seemingly going very well. Often when these worries do begin at a time when everything is, going well, we dismiss them, precisely for that reason. We don't want to admit a weakness. We don't want to talk to anyone about it because we don't feel we really have anything to feel worried about. This dismissal makes the illness grow stronger. Even the strongest, most confident people can suffer from anxiety.

It's not logical

Anxiety can strike at any time of your life, and doesn't have to have one clear cause. It can be a combination of factors that have built up over time, that you may not even be able to recognise. Often you don't know what you are scared of. You may have a great job, a wonderful family and relationship, but suddenly the world becomes a terrifying place to be. It's similar to the way a phobia works. People with severe phobia's know from a rational perspective that a spider, or button, can't actually harm them, but it is a completely different part of their brain that makes them terrified to their core.

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