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Based on your answer you're at low risk of experiencing anxiety.
We’ve got you from here. Anxiety is body's natural response to something the brain has perceived as a threat. It begins to signal your body to get ready to fight or run away from this threat. Some times, the brain begins to perceive things in the future as threat and that is when anxietybegins affecting us in the present. Anxiety can pose different challenges to our lives. This may sound alarming, but 1 in 13 people struggle with anxiety around the world. You are not alone.
  • MOOD
    We all experience anxiety from time to time. However, if the anxiety experienced starts to affect your work, relationships, career, then it is a cause of concern. While mild anxiety is not very serious, it can still be unclear and unsettling for most people. It can cause feelings of uneasiness, nervousness, worry or distress. For example, shyness when meeting new people or a bit of stage fright can be examples of mood changes in mild anxiety.
  • THOUGHTS
    Mild anxiety can have some rarely occurring thoughts related to worry and fear. While on most occasions you manage to keep this pattern of thinking away, it can still, at times, get the better of you. These thoughts are usually based on what scares you the most. They tend to predict scary outcomes for the future. For example, your thoughts might wander around what people are thinking about you, what if something goes wrong, or what if that same thing happens again.
  • WORK
    Having mild anxiety can affect your work in unwanted ways. You could sometimes have trouble concentrating on the work at hand due to worry or fear of future events. Deadlines, due to evaluations and important presentations could bring you that temporary uneasiness. Anxiety can sometimes make you procrastinate.
  • RELATIONSHIPS
    All aspects of life bear a negative impact because of anxiety, even more intimate ones like sex. Anxiety can lower your libido to some extent and make you nervous about performing the act sometimes. This performance pressure can also reduce the pleasure you gain from the act itself to some degree. We want to remind you that you are not required to engage in any sexual activity if you don't feel like it.
  • SEX LIFE
    All aspects of life bear a negative impact because of anxiety, even more intimate ones like sex. Anxiety can lower your libido to some extent and make you nervous about performing the act sometimes. This performance pressure can also reduce the pleasure you gain from the act itself to some degree. We want to remind you that you are not required to engage in any sexual activity if you don't feel like it.
  • BODY
    In the case of mild anxiety, these physical symptoms are quite indefinite and not very extreme. You can experience a bit of irritability, sweating, a racing heart, a bit of body ache and shallow breathing. In some rare intense situations, you might have an upset stomach, sickness or an increase in blood pressure. Moreover, if the anxiety, even if it is mild, is long term, it can cause continuous fatigue and a sense of destruction.
  • OUTLOOK TOWARDS LIFE
    Anxiety can overpower your outlook towards life and cover it with doubt, negativity and hopelessness. You tend to overthink some important decisions at times and second guess yourself. Overthinking might feature in your life time and again, leading you to feel stress and bring about a mild sense of frustration. Depression has a tendency to follow anxiety. Thus, it's important to pay attention to these thoughts and reach out to a professional for support when you need to.
  • SELF PERCEPTION
    It may be hard to maintain a positive image of ourselves if there is anxiety, even if it is a little bit. It can make you second guess and doubt yourself and your abilities to do things, and question things that happen to you. In social situations, it can make you hold yourself back and keep yourself in your shell or make you feel alone. This may be because of the fear of other people criticising and judging you. We encourage you to keep challenging that negative, nagging voice in your head whenever it pops up.
  • LIFESTYLE
    Mild anxiety can impact your lifestyle by making you feel tired very quickly and stopping you from some new experiences with that "what if something bad happens" thought. It can reduce or increase your food intake and often leads to consumption of junk food to reduce stress and worry. It can also affect your sleep and cause you to jerk awake on some days.
While anxiety can be complex, it is absolutely manageable. Little bit of support and compassion goes a long way. Here are the following ways in which we can support you:
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