It’s not just a feeling

My stomach is twirling

Uncontrollable thoughts in my mind seem to be drilling

And I feel like sinking

Anxiety

A tough decision to make? Or an extremely important result is about to come out? Nervousness can be your instant response. You may get jitters in your stomach.

You have just proposed to someone and awaiting the answer makes you feel excited yet worried. You fear and dread the idea of being rejected, insulted or ignored.

Well, these are normal feelings. Every human being does feel nervous sometimes.

Anxiety disorders are different. They are a group of mental illnesses that can keep you from carrying on with your life normally.

It is important to note, that anxiety is not an illness someone inherits or contracts. Rather, it results from a certain style of behavior.

We create the physiological, psychological, and emotional state of being anxious when we behave in an apprehensive manner, such as being worried, fretful, and/or concerned.

Webster’s dictionary defines anxiety as:

  • A state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties.
  • A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.