Is it Normal to Feel Anxious All the Time? - Tiger Medical Institute

Is it Normal to Feel Anxious All the Time?

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“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

Anxiety and Life

Feeling anxious occasionally is a normal part of life, especially in response to stressful or challenging situations. However, feeling anxious all the time, to the point where it interferes with your daily functioning and well-being, may indicate an anxiety disorder or other underlying issues.

It’s important to seek support and professional help if you are experiencing persistent and excessive anxiety.

Aspects to Consider When Always Feeling Anxious

Below are some key points to consider when always feeling anxious.

1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

GAD is a common anxiety disorder characterized by excessive worry and anxiety about various aspects of life, even when there is no apparent reason for concern.

If you consistently experience excessive and uncontrollable worry that lasts for six months or more, it may be a sign of GAD.

2. Other Anxiety Disorders

Besides GAD, there are several other anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each disorder has its own specific symptoms and diagnostic criteria.

If you suspect you may have an anxiety disorder, it’s important to consult with a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis.

3. Underlying Factors

Chronic anxiety can be influenced by various factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, past traumatic experiences, imbalances in neurotransmitters, and environmental stressors.

Certain medical conditions and substance abuse can also contribute to feelings of anxiety.

4. Impact on Daily Life

Feeling anxious all the time can significantly affect your overall quality of life. It may interfere with your work or school performance, relationships, sleep patterns, appetite, and overall well-being.

It’s important to address these concerns and seek help to improve your mental health and daily functioning.

5. Seeking Support

If you are experiencing persistent anxiety, it is advisable to consult with a mental health professional, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist. They can conduct an assessment, provide a diagnosis, and recommend appropriate treatment options, including therapy, medication, or a combination of both.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), for example, is often effective in treating anxiety disorders.

6. Self-Care and Coping Strategies

While professional help is essential, there are also self-care practices and coping strategies that can help manage anxiety.

These practices may include practicing relaxation techniques (such as deep breathing, meditation, or mindfulness), engaging in regular physical exercise, maintaining a balanced diet, getting sufficient sleep, and seeking support from loved ones or support groups.

Next Steps to Reducing and Eliminating Anxiety

Remember, everyone’s experience with anxiety is unique, and what may be considered normal anxiety levels can vary from person to person. However, if you find that anxiety significantly impacts your daily life and causes distress, it’s important to seek help and explore appropriate treatment options.

Our team at Tiger Medical has the experience, clinical skills, and coaching acumen to help you reduce and eliminate your anxiety and equip you with the right tools, resources, and practices to bring more calm and peace to your life.

To talk to one of our professionals, click here to schedule your call!

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