I have anticipatory anxiety and this is probably been the main symptom of my anxiety since day one. Thanks to the fight-or-flight response, we’re engineered to feel anxiety
when we’re about
to face something that has scared us in the past. It could be speaking in front of a group of people, flying
on an airplane, or going out to work on a Monday morning.
Sweaty palms, racing heart, and upset stomach are the body’s natural ways of preparing for the event. We’re programmed to anticipate the worst because it’s our body’s way of ensuring we’ll get out of the situation if it is dangerous.
Problem is, most of the time when we experience anticipatory anxiety, we’re not about to put ourselves in any real danger. By gaining a better understanding of such anxiety problems, you can ultimately limit their negative effects on your life.
Everyone has anticipatory anxiety at some point; you and I have an exacerbated sense of anticipatory anxiety. It affects our everyday lives and the best way to get through it is to remind ourselves we have done it before and we can do it again.
Practice positive self-talk to get you through the tough times. Know I support you and hope you are able to believe that you will get better.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."