These are some of the many ways anxiety can wreak havoc on your life. Your body feels like it’s on Red Alert much of the time. You are constantly scanning your environment and your interactions for signs of danger. You react strongly to situations that, perhaps, may not warrant such an intense response. You may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night. You are constantly on edge. It’s exhausting!
When anxiety takes the wheel, you’re in for a harrowing ride. Whether you have been “prone” to anxiety throughout your life or anxiety has developed recently in reaction to a difficult life experience, it’s simply not a great way to go through life. Quite often, your life revolves around trying to keep anxiety at bay. Anxiety tells you what you can and can’t do or where you can and can’t go. You are not in charge of your life.