AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR ALWAYS PRESUPPOSES THE EXISTENCE OF ANXIETY. AND ANXIETY INEVITABLY LEADS TO SOME FORM OF AGGRESSION.
Stress is the body’s adaptation to the physical and mental demands of daily life and provides a challenge that we need to improve physically, mentally, and emotionally but can sometimes also leave us feeling anxious. Most people experience anxiety when someone or something obstructs them in some way. Though anxiety is a natural human response and can be helpful in certain ways, it has the potential to harm us.
For most people anxiety comes and goes like any other emotion, and our body adjusts to it accordingly. But for some people anxiety either chronically elevates beyond the normal level or becomes a daily life issue. And anxiety can sometimes also get painful and troubling beyond words and can interfere with our functional way of interacting with the world.
If any of these signs seem familiar to you, some help needs to be sought:
1. Problems with concentration
Concentrating can get difficult in a lot of situations and this can be a result of various factors, like ADD/ADHD, depression, and sleep disorders. But it can also be the other way round.
In such cases, a person loses control over their thoughts and is unable to stop or slow down their thoughts. And all sorts of worries and concerns start dropping in when they try to focus on just one thing. And this forces them to shift their focus from the current situation to the chain of unwanted thoughts.
2. Trouble sleeping
Sleep may be viewed as an adaptive mechanism with a restorative function. Even one sleepless night can prevent us from functioning properly. Sleep loss negatively impacts attention, memory, reaction times, and behavior while increasing the risks of errors and accidents.
- Being unable to sleep because of worries
- waking up too early and then having trouble falling back asleep
- having restless sleep and waking up irritated
- waking up after short intervals
All of these are different ways in which sleeping issues occur and if they are persistent, can lead to various sleep disorders like:
- Night terrors
- Increased anxiety
Facing any such abnormalities with your sleep-wake cycle is a clear sign that your anxiety is starting to affect your normal routine and needs to be paid attention to.
3. Frustration or irritability
Most people who experience anxiety, notice themselves being mad and irritated at others for the smallest or no reason at all. And they can feel their patience level dropping and their calm and rational thinking leaving. And then they end up responding to the feeling of frustration by wanting to force the “other” to provide satisfaction.
This toxic behavior can eventually lead to bitterness in relationships and loneliness in their life. Sometimes this can take a 180 degrees turn and instead can affect themselves by making them feel underconfident as they start thinking that they are incompetent and inferior. All of this can become a serious issue within a short period of time and can push people into depression.
4. Problems with social life
Sometimes difficulty faced in just being around someone and enjoying their company can be one of the earliest signs that the person is facing stress and anxiety issues. It can also fool the friends and family of such a person into thinking that the problem is with them or their relationship with that individual. In such cases, the person starts getting more distant and unapproachable, which makes it harder to offer them help. And it eventually lands them in a state of more anxiety and depression. And this vicious cycle should be broken before it fully entraps a person.
5. Physical manifestation
High and constant levels of anxiety cannot only affect your mental health and social life but also your physical health. The state of anxiousness is anyway an uncomfortable place to be in, but sometimes it can get worse and can start causing physical pain.
The kind of pain that is hard to explain and even harder to deal with.
It is difficult to mark its localization and intensity but it mostly manifests itself in form of these symptoms:
- generalized pain
- tachycardia (increased heart rate)
- excess sweating
If you are facing any such issues or know someone going through these problems please seek medical assistance. Hope this article helps you in having a better understanding of your situation.