Every week I get emails from readers that want to know more about their anxiety symptoms. They want this information because they’re terrified.
They’re convinced that anxiety is going to kill them. I reckon that you can relate to this feeling too.
When I get these emails I feel bad because I know they don’t need to feel that way.
I try to help, but I’m not sure that I’m always successful in my attempts to ease their fears.
So, I’d like to try one more time in this post.
It’s important to get a handle on your anxiety symptoms because they distract you from using all the useful tips you find online and elsewhere.
Think about how many times you’ve discovered some great bit of advice and had its calming affects smashed by chest pain, palpitations, or whatever.
I remember being convinced that I was anxiety free many, many, times only to find a little later that a headache could still cause me to jump online and look for reasons for my impending death or insanity. It was a never-ending loop.
You focus on anxiety symptoms because it’s the only thing you can hang on to. It’s the only proof of what is otherwise a mysterious force. So it makes sense that you do that.
Still, it’s far more helpful to think about why you’re anxious. It could be because of your job, relationships, worry, or maybe because you’re sensitive to stress.
I once heard someone say that he didn’t feel as though he should be anxious. That’s a common feeling, but there is a reason. There always is.
The problem is that most of us, you included, don’t want to deal with the issue(s) that cause anxiety. Those can be painful and seem better left alone.
That’s why you turn to anxiety symptoms. They’re an easy target for your anger, worry, sadness, et cetera.
I recommend that you see a medical doctor and get examined. Rule out any and all potential medical issues. Then, if you’re found healthy, move on. Otherwise, you’re going to stay stuck where you are now. This is even more true if you’ve seen many doctors already.
There has to be a better way, right?
This is a topic that I have a lot of opinions on, so I’ve created a podcast to delve into the details. If you want to learn more about how to take charge of your anxiety symptoms click the listen icon below.