Anxiety can be a vicious cycle, often changing from physical symptoms, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. The cycle can happen so naturally that people often don’t recognize that it’s even occurring.
Sounds rough, right? For many, this is their day to day cycle and it can be exhausting. I like to think of stress as if it was a Chinese finger trap. Stress is harder to get out of the more you struggle. But don’t you fear. You have control over your own anxiety.
Whether you have ongoing negative thoughts or not, you likely feel some anxiety throughout your body. This form of stress may be felt regularly and intensely and is a physical symptom of worry.
Stress can be indicated by many physical symptoms, such as, headaches, muscle tension, blurred vision, stomach ailments, sweating, dizziness, confusion, racing heart, shallow breathing, shakiness, restlessness, etc.
About The Author: Megan Bowling, M.A., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. She has been in the mental health field for more than ten years. Megan's specialties include: anxiety, trauma, life changes, mood, relationships, and school challenges.