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Anxiety is a natural emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. It’s a feeling of unease, worry, or fear that can be caused by various things, such as a new situation, an upcoming event, or a change in circumstances. It is important to remember that feelings of anxiety are a common human experience, and it does not mean there is something wrong with you.

Anxiety can become a problem when it starts to interfere with your daily life. For example, if you are constantly worrying about things, feeling irritable or restless, and having trouble sleeping, it may be a sign that you are experiencing anxiety. If you find yourself thinking “I am feeling anxious”, it is essential to acknowledge your feelings and seek mental health support.

There are many factors that can contribute to anxiety, including genetics, environment, and life experiences. For example, if you have a family history of anxiety disorders, you may be more likely to develop one yourself. Stressful events, such as a traumatic experience or a major life change, can also trigger anxiety.

If you’ve ever wondered, “Why am I feeling anxious?” it is critical to recognise that anxiety may be a complicated emotional reaction. Identifying the exact causes of your anxiety may need self-reflection or perhaps expert help.

Symptoms of anxiety can vary from person to person, but common ones include:

  • Feeling nervous, irritable, or restless
  • Having trouble sleeping or staying asleep
  • Having a sense of impending danger or doom
  • Having difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
  • Feeling tense or on edge
  • Experiencing physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, or shortness of breath

If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, it’s important to seek help. With the right treatment from a mental health professional, you can manage your anxiety and live a full and happy life.

If you’re looking online for counselling in Nottingham, find out more about our services here.

As part of our webinar series, we’ve included a specific episode on anxiety you can face when returning to work. You can find this webinar below.

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