Do you suffer from anxiety?
Do you worry about finances? Do you worry about work? Family? School? The future?
I’ve been there myself, in fact, I still struggle with anxiety but I have a better grasp of it now. I can’t give you any ground-breaking advice on how to fix your anxiety, I’m writing this really to show you there’s others out there suffering — at different levels — so you’re not alone. Before I knew I had anxiety — I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder — I thought I was going crazy.
I thought my head was going to explode!
When you worry, let’s say about finances, does it get out of hand? You start out worrying if you have enough to pay the mortgage. Then, you worry if you will be able to make the car payment. A few thoughts later you find yourself worrying if you will become homeless because you can’t pay your bills.
Is this common? Does it interrupted your life?
Your thoughts start about a small insignificant worry and snowballs into a disastrous problem which doesn’t resemble the original thought at all. This is common for people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). I should know, I suffer from GAD myself.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a different animal than normal feelings of anxiousness. Feeling anxious about the happenings in your life occasionally is common. General Anxiety Disorder on the other hand causes you to worry uncontrollably about things all the time; the worry is often unrealistic or out of proportion for the situation. Even when there isn’t anything to worry about, you will find a reason.
You’ll often be aware there’ s no reason to worry but daily life alone becomes a constant state of worry, fear, and dread. Anxiety will eventually dominate your thinking to the point it interferes with your daily functioning, including work, school, social activities, and relationships.
Sometimes you will just worry and not know why. You have a feeling something may happen or may just can’t calm yourself.