Most people worry some of the time, however, if you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, worries and fears are so constant that they interfere with your capacity to work, play, and relax. You may worry about the same things that other people worry about: money, job, family problems. But, unlike others, your worry is unrelenting. At times, you may feel tense and anxious and won’t even know what you are worried about.
Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety include:
Worry that disrupts your job, activities, or social life
Muscle tension, aches, soreness
Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
Stomach problems, nausea, and/or diarrhea
Jumpiness or feeling unsteady
Edginess or restlessness
Feelings of dread
Inability to relax
Problems with focus and concentration – your mind may be “going blank”
Anxiety-reducing lifestyle changes include:
Have H.O.P.E, which really means: Hold On, Pain Ends. I have come out from the other side and have seen many of my clients come out of this as well. Take a deep breath and relax your face. Yes, you read that right. Relax your face. We hold more tension there than we realize. Also remember what Bob Marley says: Everything is gonna be alright.
Where you are at, is where you are at, and that's ok. You're learning something powerful in this experience, even though you may not feel it in this moment. Many Hugs! Amy Francis
Amy is a Certified Body Code Practitioner and Life Coach.