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Written by Anna Selner   

According to a U.S. study, 30% of the factors explaining anxiety come from heredity. Other determinants are the personal experiences (60%) and the influence exerted by the family (10%).

In perpetual motion, the anxious person does not take up. To counteract the discomfort that inhabit the anxious person, she bites her fingers nervously and manipulate objects. She is convinced that her destiny escapes and must do everything to achieve. How touchy is she! Since not everything works as she wishes, since she cannot get rid of this discomfort that afflicts her, the anxious person gets carried away sometimes suddenly. This behavior has a long-term risk to poison her relationship with others.

In contrast, she may as well reverse her behavior and immobilizes herself to protect her against any potential threat. This small mountain is transformed into detail in her eyes – insurmountable and paralyzes action. To avoid this situation, anxious person may seek to isolate herself and not leave home. Still, she seeks the approval of others in everything she does. Often on the alert, she checks once but twice in the event... This way of being sometimes becomes morbid and definitely requires treatment.

Sick of anxiety?

Do not wait to be sick before temper this sense of insecurity. Prolonged stress, for over six months, may worsen and become generalized anxiety. When ill-being takes control of the person, symptoms appear. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association, just to recognize for three of the six following signs to describe the malaise of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):

  1. Restlessness or feeling keyed up or exhausted
  2. Fatigue
  3. Difficulty in concentrating or mind going blank
  4. Irritability
  5. Muscle tension
  6. Sleep disorders.

Other mental illnesses may accompany anxiety. Panic disorder, for example, gives way to sudden attacks of terror. Social phobia, fear of being contaminated like obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (discomfort caused by a violent event marked by intense fear or helplessness), are psychological disorders that are associated.

Relaxation plan

Body and soul are relaxed, this is the best panacea to cure the anxiety disorder! Above all, it is important to better understand your anxiety, learn to control it by changing the way of seeing things. Instead of isolating yourself, why not look to others? Instead of scattering and worry about everything and nothing, you can concentrate on the essentials. Appreciate the good times, live one day at a time. Forget stimulants such as coffee, alcohol and tobacco. Unwind with a relaxing physical activity such as swimming, yoga and Qigong. Your breathing, blocked by stress, will improve. Your muscles will relax and, most importantly, your head will be emptied of all worries. And finally, go ahead, treat yourself! Take a break from the certified therapists or acupuncturists!

Test yourself! Track your natural anxiety.

  • Do you dread the dangers and problems while there is no reason to worry?
  • Are you tense, nervous and irritable all the time?
  • Is worry and stress constantly disrupting you?
  • Do you hesitate, you come back often on your decisions and choices?
  • Do you tend to check a hundred times to be sure?
  • Do the fear of making mistakes makes you control every move?
  • Is the fear of failure prevents you to act?
  • Do you lack self-esteem?
  • Do you doubt your ability to succeed?
  • Are you looking for approval from others? Are you afraid of being rejected?
  • Are you wondering about your fate?
  • Because of anxiety, your relationships with others are different?
  • Do you fear for your health and you afraid to die permanently?
  • Are you absorbed with reflections on how you live and your past?
  • Are you sensitive to emotions?

Interpretation of the anxiety test

If you have more than five positive responses, you maybe an anxious nature person.
If you answered yes to at least eight questions, no doubt about it.

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