Why is Anxiety exhausting?

Why is Anxiety exhausting?

I see more and more people anxious these days. Fast pace of life, more channels of communication, forever increasing to-do lists and growing email accounts all contribute to the state of anxiety. We are expected to be contactable 24/7 and we certainly get bombarded with more and more negative news 24/7. If at the end of the day you feel completely exhausted, and almost painfully tired, it may be time you pause for a moment to assess why you are exhausted, in order to find ways to help yourself to become calmer and more at ease.

1. Tension in your body
The state of anxiety and constant worrying is like a burden that you carry within your body all the time. And if you carry a heavy burden for a prolonged period of time, your body can gradually become strained and tense due to the added pressure. It can often be unnoticed as we are so preoccupied with anxiety that we do not feel the tension any more. You can easily spot it though just by looking in the mirror, and noticing your posture: round shoulders, head down, body closed into an almost fearful pose. And it is only when you allow yourself to let go of this tension that you can notice how tired you had been.
2. Lack of sleep
People who worry excessively often find that they can go to sleep easily, however they often wake up in the middle of the night, and start thinking about all the things they have to do the following day. It can sometimes take hours for them to go back to sleep, or they may not go back to sleep at all before the alarm goes off. And even if you can go through the day without enough sleep, after a few days it can become harder to concentrate, and you can really feel the strain on your body and mind.
3. Constant hurry
We are being pressurised to accomplish more and more in the same time, and this constant hurry can put an immense pressure on our bodies. Do you often feel rushed? Do you feel you need to complete tasks quicker than you currently do? Do you often run instead of walking? If you feel in a hurry for prolonged periods of time, it can easily add extra tension to your body and cause tiredness.

Tension and anxiety have become a part of our everyday life to such an extent that we often no longer notice how tense we are.

It is possible to ignore it for some time, but sooner or later you will become aware that you are too tired to function properly. If it sounds familiar, it may be time for you to consider finding ways to relax. I often see people who ‘cannot relax or switch off’, and they are usually pleasantly surprised that through Hypnosis it is indeed possible to let your body rest and your mind unwind. If you would like to find out more, please call me on 079661515680, or email annafinn@leics-hypnotherapy.co.uk for more info and a FREE informal chat.


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