Anxiety is a very normal feeling and part of being human, every experience anxiety at some point in their lives. Anxiety is an inbuilt warning system built in our body that triggers when we are on the verge of trouble, it helps us tackle and prepare for the situation. That’s completely normal. But the real trouble comes when the anxiety is triggered frequently and without reason.
Subtle Triggers To Anxiety That We Fail To See
Today anxiety, depression along with various other kinds of mental issues are becoming common. Doctors blame it on the current lifestyle. Today we are going to discuss the Subtle triggers to anxiety that we fail to see.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is the general feeling of unease and fear sometimes that can be mild sometimes severe. The anxiety that comes when one faces a troubling situation is common and perfectly normal but when our brain becomes overly protective and triggers anxiety without no particular reason then this can be termed as an anxiety disorder. For people suffering from this case having an episode of an anxiety attack can be intrusive, confusing and exhausting. If you or someone you love is suffering from anxiety disorder then you can help them if you identify what’s triggering these episodes in them.
Anxiety issues when misunderstood or left unattended can sometimes be harmful and even leading to that person succumbing to the issue. The soon you identify the condition the better. This is why I decided to do this topic, so people can understand when they or someone that love is showing signs that they might be having an anxiety disorder.
Triggers to Anxiety That We Fail To See
- Getting all the details right
People suffering from anxiety would always need excessive information, they would like to know anything and everything so that they wouldn’t have to welcome something unpleasant. This is kind of an anti-defense mode as this can help them to keep their anxiety from triggering “what-ifs” into their minds.
- Making decisions
This can come in two ways, in some people anxiety can help people decide better. You might be surprised to know that people with anxiety have some of the most vibrant minds, they may of possibilities that a normal person could never imagine. On the other side, anxiety can make thinking difficult in a person, every day’s activities and making decisions can become a difficult task for them.
Am not saying all anti-social people suffer from anxiety, but if you notice someone close to you regularly opting out of things and says ‘no’ to invites maybe that person has anxiety issues.
- Fight. Anger, aggression, tantrums, irritability
A person with anxiety need not always be withdrawn, sometimes they could be the exact opposite and uncontrollable.
- Crying for no reason
People with anxiety issues may cry out with no particular issue
- Tummy problems
This might seem weird but people with depression tend to have tummy issues
- A need for constant reassurance.
Once the ‘what-ifs’ launch into action a person with anxiety needs love care and assurance. The reassurance you provide can be about anything – how you feel,whether you’ll get there on time, how other people feel, whether the plans make sense.
- Their thoughts are mostly negative and they worry about what’s going to happen next
- Difficulty in falling asleep
People suffering from depression usually have trouble falling asleep since is hard for them to shut their mind and relax.
- They seem scattered, inattentive, forgetful, distracted
I hope this article on, “Subtle triggers to anxiety that we fail to see”, gave you an insight into the anxiety issue and how to identify them in a person. If you are still here at the end of the article, know that anxiety is treatable. You can help your loved ones by giving them your love and care. Do let me know if you have dealt with anxiety and how you get to manage it efficiently.