We all deal with anxiety on a daily basis. Bills, family, work are all things that are extremely important in our day-to-day life. Just being a human on Earth comes with all kinds of worries and concerns.
But this feels like something different.
Most days, it’s difficult to get things done because anxiety gets in your way. It’s become your constant companion.
The “what if” questions never stop.
What if I get into an accident?
What if I get sick?
What if I lose my job?
It’s never ending.
You try not to think about it, but the thoughts creep back in. It’s as if your thoughts are in constant motion in your head. Like there are a million thoughts and fears racing around in your mind at all times.
You want to make decisions, but are so scared of making the wrong ones that you feel paralyzed while your mind tells you all the things that can go wrong.
You’re having trouble sleeping, and your appetite is non-existent. Or maybe you eat too much because it’s the only time the worry goes away.
Some days, you feel like you can’t catch your breath, let alone take a deep breath.
The anxiety is beginning to affect you physically. You notice you are clenching your jaw more often. You grind your teeth so much your jaw aches. The constant tension is causing you headaches.
When the worry starts, you can feel the sweat break out on your brow. Your heart races so much, you worry you may have a heart attack. Nothing seems to help.
You’re starting to worry that this may be your new normal.
Maybe meeting new people is a struggle for you, and you worry about what they will think about you, or making a mistake.
The thought of getting up to speak in front of classmates or do a presentation at work makes you feel queasy.
It’s almost as if your nerves are raw and shot from feeling constantly tense and on edge, like you’re waiting for something bad to happen. You’re not even sure what you’re worried about most days, it just feels like worry is your constant companion.
You have trouble sleeping because the never-ending “what ifs” keep you up at night. You can’t sleep, so you feel tired and unprepared for the challenges of the day.
Living with anxiety can make you feel very lonely. While everything may look okay on the surface, most days, the struggle to get through each day can feel so overwhelming. No one truly understands what you are going through.
You almost don’t notice the near-constant muscle tension caused by your teeth-grinding, or your jaw clenching. You pray no one notices the sweat that seems to come out of nowhere.
However anxiety is affecting your life, we can help.
Those voices in your head can be quieted.
We can help you learn to identify and manage your anxiety triggers.
We can work with you to change the way you think about yourself and your life. When you work with one of our counselors, you the best ways for you to manage your anxiety. We can help you learn meditation and mindfulness strategies that are proven to help reduce anxiety. We can help you identify those negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.
Our therapists truly care about helping you to live your best life.
Call us today to find out how we can help you.