04 Oct Anxiety
Anxiety is a warning signal that affects your body. It is an unsettling feeling that can be hard to describe, like an internal sense of dread. Some anxiety is proportional to what you are experiencing. But when anxiety starts to trouble you, it feels like having a smoke detector above the toaster – there are a lot of false alarms.
“Evolution favours an anxious gene” – Aaron Beck
Another way to describe anxiety is to view it on a spectrum. On one side we feel anxious and can take action, so our anxiety doesn’t increase. On the other side we experience anxiety that grips us to feeling physically helpless. Our level of anxiety may also depend on weather what we fear is happening and becoming real. Anxiety about things we imagine is different, however it may still be as strongly felt.