You’re overwhelmed and stuck in your own head.
No matter how much you try to control all the things on your plate, it just feels like too much. So then you end up avoiding social activities, or not speaking up at work, or overthinking what you’ll say or what you said/did. You’re realizing that you’re unable to just relax, be, and enjoy the people or moment around you.
Maybe you struggle with perfectionistic thinking patterns, and judge yourself when you don’t measure up to the standards that you feel you should. When we have unmet and unrealistic expectations, we are left feeling defeated, depleted, and even irritable. These are all symptoms of anxiety. To see other symptoms of anxiety, see my blog post here.
Anxiety thrives on isolation and avoidance.
Although we all experience anxiety and stress (and we all have “stuff” in our lives), we can feel like we are the only one. Like something is wrong with us. So, instead we hide it, try to deal with it on our own, or ignore it. Until it becomes too much.
I help people seeking anxiety counselling Online and anxiety counselling in Kelowna, British Columbia process sources of their stress, triggers, and reduce their anxiety. I specialize in CBT for anxiety to help people work through their unhelpful ways of thinking and unhelpful ways of coping that are holding them back from living more alive. I meet you where you are at, take a nonjudgmental look at what you’re experiencing, and work with you to provide helpful feedback, education, exercises and coping strategies to reduce feelings of anxiousness and increase a sense of well-being, calm, and confidence. It takes little steps of practice, support, time and consistency, but it is so worth it. You are so worth it!