Racing heart? Can’t breathe? Constantly worrying about every bad thing that could possibly happen? All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape – which only makes it worse, right?
First of all, some clarifications. Everyone deals with feelings of anxiety at some point – whether it’s related to the underlying sense of dread that might be resulting from the “global pandemic thing” or concerns about how much work you have going on. No one can live a life untouched by anxiety but people with General Anxiety Disorder feel anxious most days. So yes, it’s okay to worry. The secret is to not let it get the one up.
Oprah Winfrey said in a 2013 interview that anxiety nearly caused her to have a nervous breakdown. However, things have changed in Oprah Winfrey’s world, and the outlook is 100% delicious. Oprah describes the managing of anxiety as a process in which you take ownership of your life. You don’t just wake up one morning and you have it all together; it’s about learning how to live a fulfilling life, where you’re able to feel anxious and still be productive.
The good news is that even the most extreme anxiety disorders can be treated so that the symptoms aren’t overwhelming. Anxiety is manageable, in fact, there are a plethora of tools to help lessen its impact.
If anxiety is interfering with your ability to lead a happy life, speak to your GP and get the help you need.
Source: webmd.com, helpguide.org, time.com, healthline.com, menshealth.com, ct.counseling.org, womanshealthmag.com
DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.