Is it important that non-anxiety sufferers understand anxiety?

Anxiety is like being strapped to a chair whilst looking at an open door.
 
It has a way of holding you in a game where you know the next step, but the ability to move is inconceivable. The desire to take action is there and well-intentioned, however, every time you move, anxiety tightens the grips.

The mind has an effective way of magnifying events, continual repetition of negative or scary thoughts, and even all-or-nothing thinking.

If you have anxiety, you want to engage with friends, family, colleagues or your neighbours, but might struggle because you worry, have doubts and create negative ‘what if’ thoughts that hold you back. It can be like a domino effect as it knocks your confidence, dents your belief system, plays havoc with your hormones and makes you feel like you’re losing control of your mind.

So, I believe the answer to the question ‘Is it important that non-anxiety sufferers understand anxiety?’ is a firm YES.

Modern life will always be packed with events outside our control and the important thing is to recognise the symptoms and do something about them.

Here’s some steps you can take to help someone YOU know who might be suffering in silence. —->