Stress & Anxiety

We only have control over one person in our life…ourselves.

 

What is anxiety?

Everyone gets anxious. It’s the feeling we have when faced with something we’re frightened of. Exams are a good example. We all worry about them, we tell ourselves “I know I’m going to fail”, our heartbeat and breathing speed up as we walk into the hall to find our seat.

A little anxiety is good for us. Otherwise how would we motivate ourselves to get things done.
But sometimes anxiety becomes a problem. If you answer yes to any of these, you may be suffering from anxiety:

  • Do you get anxious or worried a lot of the time?
  • Do you get anxious about stuff other people are cool about?
  • Have you started to avoid situations that make you anxious?
  • Do you feel your life is getting out of control?
  • Do you get sense of feeling overwhelmed?
  • Is it starting to get in the way of your life?

Don’t beat yourself up. About one in twenty of us suffer from anxiety at some point. Sometimes our anxiety is triggered off by a difficult event in our lives: divorce, death, illness, bullying, unpleasant stuff that puts us on our guard. So we get anxious about other things. Good thing is we can learn how to manage our stress and anxiety by understanding our behaviour and learning to focus our energy purely on the things that we can change. This will leave us with a sense of achievement rather than stress and panic.

Through using various tools we can work together to get control back in your life. .