New Delhi: We all get worried and stressed out at times, simply because that’s totally natural for us. But, do you really know how much is too much? Do you worry too much that it is hurting your relationship or your performance at work/school?
Anxiety can actually be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. So, it’s quite normal for you to feel anxious when facing a challenge or so. But when anxiety becomes excessive, it can interfere with your daily life. Anxiety has also been implicated in several chronic physical illnesses, including heart disease, chronic respiratory disorders, and gastrointestinal conditions.
Here are five signs that tell your anxiety is too high-
- Frequent or persistent worrying thoughts that make it hard for you to focus on daily tasks or responsibilities
- You blow things out of proportion
- Difficulty sleeping or insomnia due to excessive worry
- Feeling tense and jumpy most of the day
- Anticipating the worst
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach upset
- High blood pressure
If you feel your anxiety level is getting too high, there are things you can do to lower it and bring your life back into balance – regular exercise, practicing relaxation, getting enough sleep, limit intake of caffeine and alcohol, etc. Seeking experts’ help and opinions can be very effective and helpful.