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4 Ways Anxiety Affects Those Who Suffer From It

“If You’ve Never Gone Through It, Chances Are You’ll Find It Difficult To Fully Understand.”

Anxiety can pose a real challenge in daily life and carrying out your daily routines. Below are some of the ways in which anxiety affects those who suffer from it.

1. Heightened sensitivity

  • Sufferers can become hypersensitive to loud noises. Simple sounds like someone sneezing or a car door slamming shut, which typically do not worry normal people, may cause anxiety sufferers to jump up and be worried.
  • High pitched voices, or their brain’s perception of someone shouting, can cause people with anxiety to feel that they may have done something wrong to anger these people and make them shout. This results in sufferers becoming real silent and quiet so they don’t cause further damage.
  • Sufferers can be excessively aware of their breathing. Any changes in the breathing pattern, especially harder breathing, can cause people with anxiety to have a panic attack (What Not To Do During Panic Video) and subsequently worsen their breathing patterns, thus creating a vicious cycle.

2. Excessive worrying over sudden events

  • Texts, emails, or calls that were not expected by an anxiety sufferer can cause him/her to become alarmed and wreck his/her entire day. People with these emotional challenges may begin feeling sick if the boss unexpectedly asks them to stay back, even though the boss likes them and they are good at their what they do.
  • Changes in plans or the arrival of unexpected guests can result in a lot of stress.

3. Self Doubt

  • People with anxiety are always doubting themselves and always worrying about having done something wrong. The result is that they may not take the elevator in order to avoid interacting with others and thus avoid being wrong or socially inappropriate. They may pass through office halls with their heads down and avoid eye contact with others or acknowledgement of others. 
  • Children of an anxiety ridden mother/father may not get to become friends with others as their mother/father is too afraid to meet new people. Anxiety sufferers may avoid phone calls as they are afraid of what the person on the other end may want to discuss.
  • Anxiety sufferers may use self-scan at grocery stores to avoid talking to the cashier. They may use self-scans also to avoid being judged by the cashier about the things that they buy.

4. Physical symptoms and other mental symptoms      

  • Sufferers may experience a variety of physical symptoms. Random thoughts and worrying may prevent them from sleeping and keep them awake well past their bed time. 
  • There may be wild fluctuations of the mood. If things do not go as planned people with anxiety may sometimes get real angry and irritated and even snap at others. Sufferers who are compulsively punctual may turn into ‘The Hulk’ if someone makes them wait beyond the scheduled time of the appointment.
  • There may be a tightening of the chest, leading to difficulties in breathing. They may experience shaky and stuttering hands.
  • Despite their minds being active with racy thoughts, sufferers may face problems with concentrating. They may experience an upset stomach, nausea, fogging of the mind, and fatigue.

Now that we understand how anxiety affects a person, we can understand how the body and spirit is truly affecting by such things like thinking, beliefs, and a persons actions. Anxiety is growing around the world and it’s up to a good RIC life coach to step in and nudge a sufferer towards freedom.

Comment Below On What You Experience Now Or In Your Past Dealing With Anxiety.

Comments 6

  1. Cheska J
    August 4, 2018

    I have suffered from anxiety, when I share it to others they tell me to “stop overthinking” or “you’re worrying too much”. People don’t understand how to help people with anxiety. I didn’t know how to control it back then, thankfully through constant researching for myself, support groups and simply reading more about how to address it I’ve been able to manage it better. Life coaching for anxiety sounds like a great idea. Thank you for this informative post, Dennis!

    1. August 4, 2018

      Very welcome. Looking forward to your response to the RIC certification course, enjoy!

  2. Marculs Rita
    September 24, 2018

    It was a bad experience, I never took it serious. I developed a serious and long time anxiety after I had bad break up with my ex. It affected me in so many ways, I was losing my mind, I get scared, worried over little things. I almost went crazy but nobody understands me, thank God for My neighbor who helped me on the treatment which includes counselling, medication, including antidepressants.

    1. September 24, 2018

      Glad you found freedom.

  3. Rukky Pelsk
    October 28, 2018

    wow, quite informative! For people to effectively help those that are suffering from anxiety, there is a need to really understand these symptoms, especially when they happen to be those very close and dear to us.

    1. December 12, 2018

      Glad it spoke to you.

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