Learn how to Recognize Anxiety

This post was written by Rhonda Wasserman

Original Content by Ashley Berges

Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. Anxiety can interfere with work, education, and relationships. It may leave us feeling like we want to hide from society and life. There are many reasons we feel anxious, as it is a very common stress response. 

 Anxiety and feeling anxious can be overwhelming. Anxiety is a feeling of worry and uneasy concern.  If left unchecked, it can be debilitating to some people. Anxiety can help protect us, but it becomes an issue when we constantly feel anxious. When we are too sensitive and feel very anxious, we may feel fearful and overwhelmed.  We must learn how to control our anxiety so it does not control us.  

Physical Symptoms

There are also physical symptoms of anxiety that we should recognize. We can begin by asking ourselves what happens when we are anxious? Where do we internally feel our anxiety?  It may feel like we have butterflies in our stomachs. Perhaps we begin to sweat or breathe heavily when we get anxious. All of these can be physical signs of anxiety, although we may not associate them with feeling anxious. These symptoms could cause us to visit a doctor, not knowing the origin of these symptoms. The doctor most likely will not find anything causing these physical symptoms. This may leave us questioning our sanity. Most likely we are not going crazy, we are suffering from anxiety


Not only are there physical signs of anxiety, but we also have thoughts that we produce when suffering from anxiety. Anxiety affects how we think. When we can recognize our anxious behaviors, we can understand why we want to escape, feel afraid, and want to hide from the world.  

Once we can understand and recognize our anxiety we will be better prepared to move on to the next stage in life. We will be able to learn how to manage our anxiety, get rid of what we may have been hiding behind, and live our true life.

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