Everyone feels anxious or worried from time to time.
However, some people experience excessive anxiety.
When stress and worry affect your daily routine, this is the time to take action.
Here are 6 ways anxiety affects daily life:
1. Social situations
Being in loud or busy places can seem scary and overwhelming, so it may be hard to go to parties, or some days, even leave the house!
2. Lack of Concentration
You might have a hard time concentrating or remembering things because your mind is busy worrying about other things.
Over 8 million people in the UK struggle with anxiety
3. Work problems
People with anxiety can feel worried or scared at work and not do their job well.
4. Bad relationships
Anxiety can make it hard to make friends or form relationships, because you may feel might inferior or insecure around others.
5. Poor health
Stress from feeling afraid or worried for a long time can cause physical problems like high blood pressure or heart disease.
6. Loss of motivation
A lot of anxiety, can make it hard to get enough sleep or eat healthy food.This can make you feel tired and unmotivated.
Time to take Action!
When anxiety is affecting your daily life, this is the time to take action.
There are different ways to help with anxiety, like talking to a doctor or therapist, taking medicine, learning relaxation and grounding techniques, and joining support groups with other people who feel the same way.
Remember, you are not alone!
If you need help, don't be afraid to ask for it.
There are millions out there facing similar challenges every day so don't hesitate to reach out for help if you need it!
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.
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