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Being Anxious

It is normal for most people to feel anxious at some time in their life. It is part of our response to danger to prepare our body and mind to deal with it. There are different things that might make us feel anxious and some of these are normal. It is only if you are feeling anxious a lot of the time that there may be something wrong.

Our response to anxiousness

We can have a physical and emotional response to being anxious.

What your body feels when you are anxious:

  • Fast heart beat
  • Sweaty palms
  • Queasy stomach

What your mind feels when you are anxious:

  • Nervousness
  • Worry
  • Fear
  • Dread    
  • Uneasiness

A little anxiety can make you focused and ready to head off potential problems like just before an exam starts. A lot of anxiety can leave you feeling tongue-tied or unable to do what you need to do.

If anxiety affects the way you live your day to day life, it might be worth coming in to see us. It might mean that you are distracted, preoccupied, always tense and alert.

Being anxious can sometimes make you have a panic attack

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