There are a number of reasons why the holidays are so stressful,” When you are out shopping there are a lot of people out shopping. There’s also more contact with family members maybe family you haven’t seen, there’s the travel.
Get good at understanding what stresses you out about one in four adults experiences an anxiety disorder. It is the most common mental illness among adults.”
In some cases anxiety isn’t a bad thing and in recent years some have begun to share ways that anxiety can be channeled into progress, both personally and professionally. But too much anxiety can be paralyzing.
Anxiety becomes a problem is when it starts to get in the way of your life. If it starts to limit what you can do. People who struggle with anxiety are likely to experience a lot of strong physical symptoms which could include heavy breathing rapid heart rate, sweating, tension, dry mouth, increased temperature and the feeling of butterflies in your stomach.”
There are four or more of these symptoms converging at once this is when the anxiety becomes a panic attack but those are less frequent than generalized anxiety. For those experiencing the latter, therapy is recommends. The most effective treatments for anxiety come from the family of cognitive behavioral therapy. They help you to be in situations that are difficult for you. A cognitive behavioral therapist will help you become more comfortable being uncomfortable.
If you need more urgent help quelling your anxiety, Psychology Today has some helpful tips on its website. Among them: Try deep breathing, get lots of sleep and lower your intake of caffeine. But whether those work or not if you’re still struggling the most important step is to realize you’re not alone.
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, anxiety is something that can happen to anyone.