You've probably heard about anxiety before but does this mean that you've actually felt it? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), around 40 million people in the United States alone, have an anxiety disorder and it's the most common common group of mental illnesses in the country. However, only 36.9% of people with an anxiety disorder receive treatment.
When you have anxiety you'll have a feeling of constant worry and fear. Everyone worries about things now and again, but to suffer from anxiety means that worrying has a debilitating impact on your daily life. What's more; anxiety is so common that the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that 1 in 13 people globally suffers from an axiety disorder. That means that if you're dealing with anxiety, know that you're not alone!
With the pandemic hitting us all these last few years and adapting to this "new normal" it has been quite a challenge for us all, myself included. The uncertainty of the future, the "what ifs" and other thoughts had circled for my mind for quite some time, driving me to suffer anxiety and I know I'm not the only one. What I have found very useful is to become more aware of my feelings and to pause and reflect when I'm feeling I'm getting anxious. Many might not be aware, but when we are starting (or already are) anxious, our bodies gives us signals -- physical manifestations of our anxiety.
I created a "Physical Manifestations of Anxiety" poster, which I'm sharing with you here as one of this month's freebies! To grab yours just fill in the form at the bottom.
If you are also needing Anxiety worksheets, you can find some I've created by clicking here.