Anxious? What’s Normal, What’s Not

If you are an anxious person, then there are some normal things and some not so normal things to be aware of. The distinction between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders is a tough one. Everyone becomes nervous, or anxious from time to time. When people are speaking in public, or going through a financial hard time, it is normal.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some symptoms of anxiety include self doubt, compulsion, and sleep fatigue
  • Try not to dwell on normalness since what is normal to one isn’t normal to another
  • Irrational fears and panic are fairly common for people who suffer from anxiety

“Anxiety comes in many different forms—such as panic attacks, phobia, and social anxiety—and the distinction between an official diagnosis and “normal” anxiety isn’t always clear.”

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