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Based on your answer you're at moderate 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
    Anxiety can make you worry a lot about the future and feel tense and fearful. You may also feel irritable often. You may be taking turns between feeling exhausted and pumped up with excessive energy. You may not even know why you are feeling this way and that's okay. These feelings are quite big and may cause discomfort. You have been coping with all of this courageously and you will overcome this. Reach out for support as and when you need.
    Anxiety can cause your mind to be distracted with intrusive worrisome thoughts. You may find it difficult to stop worrying and overthinking. You may feel like people are judging you. There may be times when you spiral down with negative thoughts, which in turn leads to more anxiety. Recognise these thoughts and call them out for what they are. These negative thoughts may make you feel hopeless sometimes but help is available to smooth the path for your growth and improve your mental health.
  • WORK
    Anxiety may make you fear not being good enough at work. You may procrastinate because you are afraid to even start, you may be stressed because of work piling up and it may be difficult to concentrate on work. While all of this might make you doubt your abilities, look back at how far you have come. You can go further. Do not pressurise yourself too much. Remember, it's okay to take breaks. You can focus on work when you feel better. We’d like to reiterate that you are more than your thoughts and intrusive thoughts caused by anxiety hardly ever hold any truth.
    Anxiety can show up in your relationships with others by making you feel like you are not liked by your loved ones. You may be worried about your relationships not working out, you may overthink minor disagreements and have difficulty communicating your concerns to loved ones and you may feel nervous, embarrassed and afraid of messing up in social situations. You might even be limiting your social interactions. It's okay to want to spend time alone. If you are finding it exhausting to have too much social interaction, do not pressurise yourself. Don't hesitate to seek help. You can approach the people you trust and/or seek professional help.
    You may have a lower desire for sexual acts. You may be unable to enjoy sex as your mind is preoccupied with worries. It may make you fear not performing well enough. You may want to avoid sex because of these, and that's okay. Anxiety leads to lower libido and may also cause trouble maintaining erections.
  • BODY
    Anxiety manifests itself in various physiological ways. You may have difficulty relaxing. There may be a change in your appetite and sleep pattern. Anxiety often leads to nightmares. You may feel tired often, experience tightness and knots in your stomach often and experience shaking and shortness of breath when you get negative thoughts.Your mental health affects your physical health. You can improve both. You can try breathing and relaxation exercises coupled with positive affirmations for self help, and reach out for professional support to work on anxiety in the long term.
    Since anxiety makes you worry about your future, you may overthink every decision and imagine the worst case scenario in many situations. You may have the fear of things not going as you planned. This sense of loss of control can be huge and can leave you digging through what is to come and make you feel helpless and overlook the help that is available. 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.
    Anxiety can make you doubt yourself. You may think about your failures and feel self-conscious in social situations. You may feel under-confident and like you aren't "good enough". It is difficult to maintain a positive self-image in the face of such scary thoughts. Remember that your perception of yourself may sometimes be affected by the negative thoughts resulting from anxiety. These thoughts are usually untrue and not grounded in reality. Allow yourself some freedom and remember instances which refute these thoughts.
    Anxiety can make you fall out of your daily routine and make it difficult to maintain it. Anxiety can affect your quality of sleep by inducing nightmares and making it difficult for you to fall asleep because of intrusive thoughts. Anxiety is energy draining and can make you feel exhausted and tired to carry on with the rest of the day. You may find it difficult to get the day started. You may not be able to follow an ideal lifestyle, and that's okay. Try to make small changes, such as making time for your hobbies. You can get there one step at a time. Reaching out is step one.
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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