A quick note on anxiety
Anxiety can cause physical havoc on your life, headaches, insomnia, muscle pain and panic attacks. Internally, anxiety is invisible. An illness felt more than seen and there is no way to separate yourself from the symptoms you experience. The weight can feel physical whilst you carry the misery in your thoughts, actions and behaviors, these can all have an effect upon relationships and of course upon yourself. Although there are many different types of anxiety that exist some of those being Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder or Panic Attacks, it is very important that we do not presume to know what someone is going through. Some anxiety disorders that are the same, can create different feelings within those experiencing the symptoms and we must keep a clear mind that anxiety is not a ‘one size fits all’, not all techniques work for everyone. Anxiety can lead to depression, whilst both struggles come hand in hand, anxiety and panic attacks can be triggered by daily occurrences or they can occur ‘out of thin air’. Ultimately, having anxiety means you may not always be able to understand why you feel the way you do. Most importantly having anxiety, depression or any mental illness does not make you any less of a person, it just makes you … you.