Suffer from fear and anxiety?

Fear and Anxiety

Fear and Anxiety

Have you been affected by fear and anxiety?  For me it was like a domino effect with stress causing anxiety, then panic appears and finally you fear the panic happening again.  Stress over a long time was the trigger for me.

Fear and anxiety are a normal part of life and have evolved on the basis that you adapt in response to threat.  They are closely linked but quite different and you need to deal with them in different ways.  Anxiety is a vague unpleasant emotional state and it often appears to have no basis or direct threat.  Fear is similar except that it has a specific object. Continue reading Suffer from fear and anxiety?

How to treat agoraphobia successfully

barbed_wire_5While agoraphobia is not something that directly poses a threat to life, there is a need to treat anyone who suffers from this kind of a disorder in order for them and those around them to be able to go through life normally.   Agoraphobia is a panic disorder that stems from a fear of experiencing a panic attack in a situation or location that could be difficult to get out off without experiencing embarrassment.

Agoraphobia can be treated successfully with the help of the sufferer, that is the key.  People suffering from agoraphobia normally do not know what triggers their anxiety attacks and therefore try to avoid being in places where they feel stressed and could be embarrassed by such attacks.  They usually fear being alone outside their homes, being in a crowd, traveling for long periods in a closed vehicle, or being in any enclosed area an eventually can be the fear of being afraid and losing control.
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Anxiety and Physical Symptoms

anxiety and physical symptomsI think most people who have never experienced stress or panic attack don’t really realize that there are anxiety physical symptoms that result from having this condition.  I think they may think that ‘it’s all in your head’ and that some people react emotionally.  It’s sometimes difficult to detect someone who is having a panic attack unless they verbalize what is happening to them or they show some other sign like fainting, throwing up or shaking etc as it is sometimes something that is experienced inwardly.

If you know the anxiety physical symptoms you get, then you can stop it coming on or minimize it’s effect.  As an example when I feel tingling in my fingers or scalp it alerts me that I am stressed and over breathing and so I know to start to slow my breathing down and hold my breath periodically for up to 30 seconds at a time.  This really helps me to stop the panic attack and works 90% of the timeMany people who suffer anxiety also suffer from upset stomachs, often feeling nauseous.  Others will think they are having a heart attack or they are going to die because of the anxiety physical symptoms they are experiencing. In these instances the symptoms are easy to see and not experienced just inwardly.

Anxiety and Panic attacks can also lead to other physical problems like ulcers and other problems with the stomach, headaches and migraine and high blood pressure. These anxiety physical symptoms are real and the people who suffer from anxiety are often misunderstood and labeled ‘sensitive’ or ‘antisocial’. In reality they are brave souls who are facing a fight for situations or occasions others would find ‘ordinary’.  It’s difficult to be social when you are holding your breath and being sensitive is really a good thing not a bad one don’t you think?

Don’t worry what others think and live your life to the fullest and know that there are others like you fighting the fight and winning and you are not alone.  We understand!

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I really want to rule the world again!

I am going to do something a bit different this week and talk to you about a video I really love, and which reminds me of a time from childhood to my teenage years when I was a confident and outgoing person.  I don’t know really where my confidence went but it disappeared in early adulthood and I was left with anxiety and panic but I really want to rule the world again.

I then discovered MUSIC that I could download to my iPhone, iPad or Kindle that could help me with rebuilding confidence.  CLICK ON THE LINK TO LEARN MORE.

The video is the Grammy Award winning song “Viva la Vida” and also known as ‘When I ruled the world” sung by Coldplay.   It’s a very stirring song and a little bit sad as well.   I would like you to listen to it but don’t examine every word but just enjoy the song.

When I first heard it I thought immediately of my young days when I was a confident young lady who loved to mix and had many friends.  I became an anxious and reserved person who preferred her own company or only those of some close friends and family.

The lines –

“People couldn’t believe what I’d become,
Revolutionaries wait for my head on a silver plate,
just a puppet on a lonely string” 

These lines of the song are exactly how I thought of myself and what others thought of me, and all the while they were wondering where the confident girl went.  I was thinking that they were just waiting for me to fail, panic or retreat.  The song is also uplifting to me and makes me want to rise up and sing loudly out the window, especially in the OH OH OH part.

I wish I could go back to those days when I ruled the world.

Click on the video below and listen to it now and let me know what the song says to you.