A stressor is any event, activity, or any other stimulant in your life that overwhelms your coping mechanisms. We all experience stress and feel overwhelmed at times. But, some people may feel these feelings more often or intense than others. Chronic feelings of stress can lead into anxiety. And chronic anxiety can usually be diagnosed by some type of anxiety disorder. As you can see, experiencing these symptoms is not something to take lightly. Also, the progression from one to the other can happen quite quickly. Taking proper care of you by remaining conscious and in touch with your body, mind, and soul is a good way to avoid slow down the progression of symptoms. You can do this by practicing wellness techniques to help in the coping process such as yoga and deep breathing. But, wellness techniques alone are usually not aggressive enough for those diagnosed with serious anxiety disorders.
Learning you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder can be quite scary. It is important to understand your disorder and what you can do to gain control of your symptoms. You must understand that even though you are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you are not your anxiety disorder. You are a complex person who comes from your own individual history and a textbook alone cannot describe your complexity.
Living life with an anxiety disorder or as a loved one of someone diagnosed with an anxiety disorder can be quite challenging. At times, life may be difficult. But what you must know is that it does get better. You can lead a healthy fulfilling life but you must choose to. You must choose to work hard to overcome the obstacles. It is a battle but with the enough work your symptoms will improve. And you can lead a full fulfilling life.