Where Are You Letting Your Thoughts Take You?
The Anxiety Response
Anxiety is a response to a perceived threat. Sometimes, there really is a threat. We have to jump out of the way of a car or are in a dangerous place. Often times however, we are actually in a safe place with no threat in sight. Yet threats in our minds (our thoughts) can often create the same anxiety response as a real threat right in front of you. Continue reading
Why Can’t I Get A Good Night’s Rest?
- Do you have trouble sleeping because of anxiety?
- Does it feel like every time you lie down to get some sleep, your brain starts running through every possible worry from the day?
- Are you waking up in the middle of the night and can’t seem to shut off your brain?
Anxiety is a common causes of insomnia. With so much going on in our lives during the day (school, work, family, friends, bills, chores, etc), there is not only a lot to think about but also very little time to think about it…that is until our head hits the pillow at the end of the day. No matter how tired we may be, stress and anxiety seem to find a way to perk us and leave us sleepless. Understanding the impact of anxiety on sleep (and vice versa) is the first step to making changes that can lead you to a good night’s rest. Continue reading
Real Threat or False Alarm: Understanding the Nature of Anxiety
- Have you ever felt anxious “for no reason?”
- Do you worry something bad might happen?
- Are you anxious about getting anxious?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have experienced an anxiety “false alarm.” Read on to find out more about these errors and to learn the first step in stopping them from sending you into a panic. Continue reading