“Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time.
Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
Lumiere Coaching can help you to reduce anxiety, stop worrying, and manage feelings of nervousness and panic. You can take control, live the life you want and embrace opportunity without fear.
What is anxiety?
We all feel anxious at times....anxiety is a natural part of our toolkit for survival. We may be a little worried about something we are unsure about, or we might feel a little jumpy about what to expect in a new situation. The anxiety we feel can be very useful, our senses are heightened, it helps us to prepare for potentially unexpected outcomes, it stops us taking risks.
But, anxiety can get too much and stop being useful to us, it can stop us living our lives the way we would like to, it can stop us taking the opportunities we would like to take, it could do us more harm than good.
How anxiety can make you feel
Too much anxiety affects different people in different ways, you might experience some of the following:
- Feeling worried or on edge most of the time
- Feeling physically unwell, shakey, breathless, experiencing panic attacks
- Feeling overwhelmed by fear, worry or nerves
- Worrying but not knowing what you are worried about
- Waking up feeling worried or anxious, or not being able to get to sleep
- Worrying about things which shouldn't worry you – perhaps everyday things, which you now try to avoid doing or feel very uncomfortable doing
- Replaying or worrying about upsetting things which have happened in the past
- Trying to avoid uncomfortable anxious feelings by changing the way you normally do things, or by avoiding doing things (very commonly - avoiding public speaking)
- Developing phobias
- Not being able to stop thinking about things which worry or upset you
Too much anxiety affects our thoughts, physical sensations, emotions and behaviours. Everything can become too overwhelming and we can feel trapped, believing that there is no way out.