Everyone gets stressed or anxious from time to time – it’s just a normal part of our hectic lives. However, when it gets to the point where it’s disrupting your daily life, it’s time for you to act.


While many people brush off the mere suggestion of an anxiety disorder, insisting that they are just a ‘naturally stressed person’, it’s important to be aware of what most definitely does not constitute ‘normal’ stress in your life.


If you are experiencing any or all of the following symptoms on a regular basis, it might be time to arrange an appointment with your doctor:

  • A feeling of panic or fear
  • Excessive worry
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Not being able to sit still or calm yourself down
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle tension
  • Indigestion
  • Crippling self-doubt


The most important step is acknowledging that something is wrong and that you may need help to make everyday life and all its aspects – work, family, relationships, socialising – easier and more enjoyable.


If you think you might be living with an anxiety disorder, go and speak with your doctor and, together, you can agree on what path to take next.