16 Signs You Have Anxiety

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Some people never experience anxiety in their entire life. I wish I was one of those people. but unfortunately, I used to be someone who woke up anxious spent the entire day stressing out, full of anxiety, and went to bed with restless legs so bad that I couldn’t sleep… Plus all the overthinking.

If you feel like anxiety is tormenting you here are some signs that you in fact you have anxiety.

Irrational fears

Phobias are a type of anxiety. they are usually attached to a specific situation or things like flying animals or crowds. if the fear becomes disruptive, out of proportion, or debilitating it’s a general sign of a phobia.


Excessive worrying

Excessive worrying is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety. 


Muscle tension

Tense muscles are a very common sign of anxiety. this could be anything from clenching your jaw, balling your fists, we’re constantly clenching muscles throw your body.

 
Feeling agitated

if you find yourself feeling more agitated than normal there is a good chance you’ve been dealing with some stressful situations or exhausting anxiety lately.


Self-consciousness

In social situations, people with social anxiety often feel self-conscious. Big parties are overwhelming but anxiety doesn’t stop there. One-on-one conversations and eating or drinking in front of other people can feel like all eyes are on you.


Restlessness

Restlessness doesn’t appear in all people who have anxiety but it is a red flag for a doctor to help diagnose you.


Flashbacks

Reliving a traumatic event is a common syndrome of post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is commonly connected to anxiety disorders and is sometimes considered an anxiety disorder in itself.


Fatigue

Although anxiety is normally associated with hyperactivity and high arousal it’s actually very common to feel fatigued when you’ve been dealing with anxiety.


Perfectionism

if you are constantly judging yourself or have a lot of anticipatory anxiety towards making mistakes or falling short and you probably have an anxiety disorder. 


Difficulty concentrating

When you feel anxious 24/7 your brain is using its focus or whatever you’re feeling anxious about. this makes it harder to focus on everyday things while you’re at work while you’re driving or even while you’re trying to fall asleep.


Compulsive behavior

Compulsive behavior like obsessively washing hands, counting to a certain number every time you do something, the obsessive feeling that you have to have the volume set to 18 every time you use the stereo are definite signs of an anxious person.


Irritability

According to a recent study more than 90% of people with anxiety reported feeling more irritable.


Self-doubt

Self-doubt and constantly second-guessing yourself is a Telltale sign of anxiety. 


Trouble sleeping

trouble falling asleep and waking up in the middle of the night is regularly associated with anxiety. Hoping your anxiety can often help your sleep patterns as well.


Panic attacks

Panic attacks produce an intense overwhelming sense of fear that can be crippling. during a panic attack, most will feel rapid heartbeat shortness of breath shaking sweating nausea and a fear of losing control or dying.


Avoid social situations

This may be a sign of social anxiety if you find yourself feeling anxious or fearful when social situations arise, worried that others may judge you and if you avoid certain events because of these fears.

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