Anxiety affects many of us and can be triggered by a variety of different situations and thoughts. How it manifests differs from person to person but can be identified by symptoms like breathlessness, dizziness, shaking, insomnia, racing thoughts, restlessness, and difficulty concentrating, just to name a few. When these symptoms become worse than the problem causing them; this is when anxiety can be debilitating.
We all understand that too much stress in our lives can have harmful effects on our mental and physical health. Relaxation techniques can be extremely helpful to people who tend to react to situations in a "hot-headed" manner, people who are easily stressed and people who startle easily.
Ageing is inevitable, however an inactive mind or lessening of mental health is not. Just as we can help our physical bodies age well and gracefully, we can do the same with our mental health. There is a lot we can do to keep our minds alert and sharp.
We all feel stressed or anxious at different times of our lives. Whether we are having to deliver a speech in front of a room full of people, sing in a Karaoke competition or run that half marathon that we have been training for. The usual advice would be to take a deep breath, think calming thoughts and try to get through the feelings of stress.