It is quite common to feel anxious at various points throughout the day or during specific events. Whether you are overwhelmed at home or about to do a work presentation, anxiety may manifest with certain signs. You may feel physical symptoms like a fast heartrate, sweaty palms, shallow breathing, tense muscles or shakiness. Or you may feel it more emotionally with a million thoughts racing through your head.
Either way, anxiety is never a fun feeling to experience, not to mention daily. It usually stems from a feeling of fear and worry and is an emotion just like sadness, frustration, and guilt. But it tends to make things worse because it interferes with our thoughts and reactions rather than helping in a situation.
When we are in the moment, it is hard to think about anxiety being a useless emotion. All we want to do is get through it and move on but sometimes it feels impossible.
The next time you are feeling anxious or a panic attack arising, try these simple tips.