The changing circumstances in the present world are leaving us worried all the time. If you, who were once Mr. Perfect or maybe Ms. Perfect, are now feeling anxious at every small thing, don’t worry. You’re not alone. This is exactly the condition of many of them world-wide right now. You must be wondering where the peace in you has gone and why you are being under a constant worry all the time.
Though the uncertainty created due to the virus around the world is a reason for this, our modern lifestyle is a major contributor to the anxiety that has grown unknowingly in us all these years. Thanks to online counselling that has made the way to deal with our mental health issues in the easiest possible way.
Blues are common in life but this kind of running that keeps us active all the day unnecessarily is actually very exhaustive. On one hand, we have been taught to be competitive while on the other hand, we feel guilt to rest and to be inactive, which is not at all letting us take some rest. This lockdown has actually given us some time to reflect on our thinking and on our habits, actually to look into ourselves. From the time we got up till we rest at night, we have been running continuously, though not physically, but mentally, for sure.
That rat race we have been on all these days with time has let us develop many mental health imbalances that we are realizing now, while the profound one is anxiety. While this Coronavirus is creating one kind of anxiety, most of us are already experiencing constant anxiety in our daily life. This break has let us identify what we used to be and are now.
What is Anxiety?
Why should we consider anxiety? What it actually is? Anxiety is a type of mental health issue associated with tension and worry that is experienced in specific ways. Anxiety can be mild, moderate and severe. But, what actually is a mental illness? A mental illness can be defined as a health condition that changes a person’s thinking, feelings, or behavior (or all three) that causes the person distress and difficulty in functioning.
Types of Anxiety disorders
Anxiety is felt in different ways for different reasons. When anxiety is experienced in a specific way, it is identified as a specific anxiety Condition.
The most common types of Anxiety disorders are:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Specific phobias
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reasons for Anxiety
There could be numerous reasons for a person to experience anxiety. When a person used to be matured enough to handle any stresses but is experiencing anxiety now, the reasons could be like the following.
- Some people are overachieving perfectionists who are experiencing an underlying fear of failure.
- Some others worry so much thinking what their peers might think of them if they are unable to function properly
- Any disturbances in personal relationships or family problems also might put you under continuous anxiety
- Any chronic health conditions and financial issues that are bothering can cause anxiety
- When the performance evaluation is done on a continuous basis, anxiety continuous to linger
For people experiencing such situations, anxiety will be a constant companion. One should follow certain techniques to reduce anxiety or can consult a psychologist for getting help.
Usage of gadgets also induces anxiety
To know the daily news and to be in contact with friends, family and peers, we are very much habituated to the usage of gadgets. But the same habit is leaving us impatient and anxious. Unknowingly, our patience in waiting for things and putting consistent efforts is reducing much. We started calculating everything in speed and this made anxiety to be a constant companion for us. To escape the boredom in lockdown, children are getting engaged with the digital gadgets.
Constant access to these digital devices lets kids escape some uncomfortable emotions such as boredom, loneliness, or sadness indulging themselves in playing games and watching videos. This kind of engaging is keeping them away from experiencing discomforts which is actually essential in developing life skills to handle their everyday challenges in life. The opportunities to develop their mental strengths occur only when such discomforts are faced.
But with the replacement of such uncomfortable emotions with gadgets, they are avoiding the chance to learn on how to cope with such situations. Apart from the physical problems, the usage of gadgets also increases anxieties in children reducing their mental strength. Hence it is better to engage them in different ways rather than letting gadgets engage them.
In case, you are experiencing anxiety and are unable to come out of it, try relaxation techniques that are proven to be useful. Otherwise, contact our mental health experts who are friendly, empathetic, and non-judgmental. Log on to Wellness Hub and book an appointment, today.