Life has many ups and downs that will test our mettle and may leave us feeling stressed and worried about the future. For a person with anxiety, the constant stress that clouds their mind will eventually hurt their ability to perform daily tasks. These effects will appear in different forms and make everyday living more difficult.
Short Anxiety Into Long Anxiety
Anxiety won’t make all tasks difficult immediately, but it may reach a boiling point. Smaller instances, such as running late for work, going to a party where you don’t know anyone, or having a lunch date, are common forms of anxiety that are normally situational. But after numerous times of feeling anxious at a constant rate, you may eventually begin to feel it automatically no matter the situation.
Your body will grow so used to the flight or fight response that it may stay that way as a safety precaution. When you should feel calm, such as when eating dinner, going to bed, or hanging out with friends, you may start to feel stressed. Your body and mind constantly overthink, and the chances of getting overwhelmed by these thoughts will grow as time goes on.
We perform multiple daily tasks, some of which are easy and others difficult. Anxiety will affect the way you perform these tasks by having a constant surge of overwhelming feelings on the horizon. While in a continual state of pressure, you’re constantly on edge and are close to breaking down from any added stress that comes your way. The smallest tasks may feel like a challenge as you try to manage your anxiety.
A Constant Fight To Not Spiral
You may feel a surge of extreme panic within you that may cause a panic attack or a sudden breakdown. Anxiety is a constant fight to stay calm and not let yourself become overwhelmed by life. This constant struggle for inner peace will leave you tired and drained, making daily life harder as you try to regain the motivation to do things. And in your exhausted and anxious state, you may find tasks more difficult, creating even more anxiety.
It’s difficult to deal with a constant flow of anxious thoughts. If you feel that stress causes a noticeable effect in your life, seek mental health help or look into practices like homeopathy that may alleviate your anxiety.
Dianne Pajo is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her outdoors and performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.