Have you ever felt butterflies fluttering in your tummy while waiting to be called for a job interview? How about those wobbly knees when you are about to talk on stage? What you have felt are common symptoms of anxiousness.
A certain level of anxiousness is healthy. It motivates us to be prepared. When we are anxious for an academic exam, we strive to study hard. The outcome of our nervousness, then, is positive. We yield good grades. Unfortunately for some, their level of anxiousness becomes debilitating. Instead of being a catalyst for a positive outcome, their anxiousness prevents them from doing anything productive at all.
When Anxiousness Becomes Disabling
Oftentimes, anxiousness is overlooked. It is considered as a minor problem because most individuals do not understand how destructive it can be. If you experience palpitations, shortness of breath and lack of sleep because of excessive worrying, most likely you are struggling with an anxiousness issue which needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Here are other signs that indicate you have an anxious issue.
- An irrational fear of a particular situation, object, animal or person can be a sign of an anxiousness issue. It is normal for individuals to fear something. Snakes, for example, are feared by most people but this fear comes with a reason: because some snakes are dangerous.
- Although anxiousness begins in the mind, it can cause a lot of physical symptoms. Among these symptoms include chronic indigestion. When we’re nervous, we feel butterflies in our stomach. Even small children experience this feeling. But when you experience diarrhea, bloating and intense cramping, those are no longer harmless butterflies. What you are feeling are already symptoms of anxiousness.
- Compulsive behavior is also considered as a debilitating issue. It is often a product of an anxiousness issue. Because an individual feels anxious about a particular situation, object, animal or person, they try to “comfort” themself by performing compulsive rituals. When experiencing anxiousness, for example, some people wash their hands repeatedly and not just for two times or three. People with compulsive behavior can repeat their compulsive ritual for a dozen times. Sometimes, they even hurt themselves in the process.
There are many ways to overcome Anxiousness and hypnosis is among the popular methods. It works by targeting the root cause of a person’s worries. A lot of our worries stem from underlying causes like childhood trauma. Medication can only remedy the physical symptoms of anxiousness. Hypnosis works even better. It targets both the physical symptoms of anxiousness and the underlying cause.