Anxiety is not a condition, it's a symptom. The brain is signalling that all is not well. We can grasp fears with our minds, but anxiety grips us from within. Whether the cause is real or imagined, the fear itself can be overwhelming and often terrifying. You are fighting shadows and you have no idea where it all started.
Anxiety reflects the levels of stress in your life. Normal fears are straightforward and logical but when you have a panic attack, it means your body is having a physical response to an emotionally charged situation.Fight or flight syndrome goes back millions of years. Imagine a caveman seeing a dinosaur. His mind would be filled with terror and this sent a flood of adrenaline flushing through his system, helping him run faster or fight harder. Today the mind still has the same capacity to have an impact on the physical body.
Chronic worriers believe if they don’t worry about their problems they are neglecting them. Their thoughts tend to be mainly negative and they cannot allow themselves to think about a better outcome, because that would be tempting fate. But focusing on worst-case scenarios won't keep bad things from happening. It will only keep you from enjoying the good things you have in the present.
All these unhappy mind states reduce confidence and self esteem and individuals begin to doubt their ability to handle their own lives.
The effects of stress are insidious and stressed people usually fail to identify them because their thoughts are fragmented and muddled. Just getting through a day without anything terrible happening becomes a goal in itself.
Can prove to you it's never too late to undo damaging thoughts and behaviours. Life will always throw up problems and we cannot know what’s ahead. The past is past. Whatever happens to you in life is unimportant. It's the interpretation of what happens to you and the way you react that matters.