Do Anxiety & Panic Play a Role in Your Crisis?
I write a lot about getting rid of stress and anxiety in my blogs, articles and e-books. In fact eliminating stress and anxiety in crisis is probably the biggest reason that I’m writing my “10 Crucial Steps to SUPERCHARGE Your Life” e-book. You see, typically when I take on a new client for wellness coaching, crisis management, or spiritual counseling, many times I find that his or her stress level is so high that they’re at the point of extreme anxiety. In fact, many are having panic attacks on a fairly regular basis and DON’T EVEN KNOW IT!
What does all of this stress & anxiety talk mean for you?
Well, I’m glad you asked. Chances are that you’re reading this blog because you’re searching for help with an issue, a problem or a crisis. That being the case, think of what you’re reading now as a wake-up call, a WOW moment. It might be that in the midst of your crisis, you’re experiencing symptoms of anxiety and panic and DON’T EVEN REALIZE IT.
Why is this important?
The truth – stress kills and anxiety and panic can cause some pretty scary and REAL body symptoms. The last thing a person needs while they’re trying to work their way out of crisis is to be feeling physically awful and paralyzed by panic attacks and NOT EVEN REALIZE IT.
I’ve been there, many, many times. I know what it feels like to have problems or be in personal crisis and also be crippled by gripping anxiety and panic symptoms and NOT EVEN REALIZE IT.
Ok, so here’s the practical part for you. It’s just one question for you. And it’s really important that you know the answer. Because if you know the answer, then the simple knowledge of just knowing, will make your life much simpler for solving the crisis that you’re dealing with – NO MATTER WHAT YOUR CRISIS MAY BE.
Are You Having Anxiety or Panic Attacks?
Ok, before you answer the question, make sure that you first check with your physician to make sure that you don’t have some underlying illness or condition (since the following can be caused by serious medical conditions as well). If your doctor doesn’t find anything, then read through the anxiety symptoms below. If you answer “yes” to at least a couple of them, then chances are, you could be dealing with anxiety and/or panic and NOT LOSING YOUR MIND.
- Chest pains or palpitations?
- Muscle pains, tingling, numbness?
- Shortness of breath or smothering sensations?
- Stomach or bowel problems?
- Sweating, insomnia or tiredness?
- Dizziness or feeling faint?
- A spacy, hollow or vibrating feeling in your head?
- Feeling disconnect or like you’re not real?
- Disturbing or confused thoughts?
- Depression, anger or irritability?
- Feeling alone, isolated or desperate?
- Fears or Phobias like agoraphobia or social phobia?
You’ve heard the saying “Knowledge is power.” This is true, but I believe that knowledge is only powerful if you know what to do with that knowledge. The fact is, many people in crisis are paralyzed by anxiety and panic and DON’T EVEN REALIZE IT.
If you’re in crisis mode and experiencing the above panic and anxiety symptoms, there are very effective methods to help these symptoms subside. Furthermore, just the simple knowledge that you recognize that the above symptoms are due to anxiety and panic will make working your way out of crisis and finding renewal much easier.