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Sneaky Anxiety

Anxiety is a word we hear daily, and for some of us, anxiety has a major impact on our lives. The definition of anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. However, anxiety can manifest itself in many sneaky ways. Uncovering what anxiety looks like for you can be a major help in taking control over it.

What does anxiety look like? Here are some common warning signs you may be dealing with anxiety.

  • Worrying

  • Stomach issues

  • Overthinking, or catastrophizing (assuming the worst will happen)

  • Sweating and rapid heart beat

  • Trouble sleeping, and nightmares

  • Panic attacks

  • Headaches

  • Trouble concentrating, and memory issues

  • Difficulty focusing

  • Nausea

  • Avoidance

  • Procrastination

  • Lack of patience

  • Irritability

  • Negative self talk

  • Feeling like it’s hard to breathe

  • Feeling like you are not good enough, or not doing enough

  • A feeling like something bad will happen

  • Tension and body aches or pains

  • Believing others are judging your actions

  • Feeling like you have to be the best

These are just some of the common ways anxiety can manifest itself. After reading through this list, did you notice any symptoms of anxiety that you feel?

Try taking a few moments to write down what symptoms of anxiety that you have noticed in your own life. Calling attention to your symptoms is the first step in understanding how to conquer them!

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