Everyone has fears, and everyone has times in their life when they feel anxious or uneasy. But what if this feeling is stronger than normal? When you start having feelings that just aren't what you consider normal and the times when you feel anxious become more often you might want to talk to you family doctor or a counsellor to figure out what is causing your issues. Knowing what to look for and what is normal for you is very important. Have things in your life changed, drastically maybe? There are many reasons why you might be feeling anxious, whatever they are make sure you are honest with yourself and your doctor or counsellor so that you can get whatever help it is you may need.
Signs of Anxiety
Social anxiety is not something you would want to bring with you all your life. It is definitely limiting and you should deal with it as soon as you see the following signs:
Are you often trying to make yourself invisible when in the presence of a lot of people? When there is an opportunity for you to talk and to confront others, do you tend to cower and hide, in an attempt to avoid the situation?
Do you often find yourself saying “no” to all kinds of opportunities because you are afraid that you might make a mess of things and you believe that you are not good enough for it?
Do you find yourself stammering and losing your voice, when you are put under the spotlight? Do you find yourself struggling and suddenly feeling some discomfort when put in the spot? Do you see yourself suddenly feeling nauseous, sweaty and dizzy?
If any of these things sound familiar to you, then you have a problem-- a problem that you need to address.
Dealing with It
If you are having anxiety problems, it is important that you address it right away, so that you can pick your life up and make a positive change. Here are some of the things that you can do:
If you think that your anxiety is already taking over your life, then you will need to do something definitive about it, and that is to seek professional help. Some people go through extensive psychotherapy and cognitive therapies to be able to free themselves from this.
Meditation also helps. Meditation exercises help to channel specific areas in your brain that will help you significantly when you deal with anxiety attacks. When your mind is at peace, you can achieve a stronger hold over it.
Facing your fears head on also helps to resolve your anxiety. If you are afraid of speaking in public, then you should push yourself little by little, until you become more confident about it. It is not good to quit altogether and to quickly declare yourself defeated. Fight on, however small your efforts, and see if you can make a significant change in your life.
Anxiety can be crippling. It keeps you from growing and it limits you from achieving your true potential. If you are having problems with this, you should aim to overcome it. You should learn how to take control over your worries, so that it does not affect you.