Watch these signs of anxiety to figure out if you have it or not

Have you ever wondered how to check your anxiety levels? Well, try this neat trick to get an apt answer.

Don’t shy away from seeking help if you are unable to deal with your anxiety. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Published on: 28 May 2022, 08:59 am IST
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Anxiety! This term has become a part and parcel of our lives. deadlines, unreasonable expectations, personal responsibility – the reason can be anything. But if even the thought of it makes you anxious, you really need to figure out the root cause. Unfortunately, most of us don’t even know whether they are just nervous or they have anxiety. That’s why we have got a how-to guide on anxiety that will help you decipher it better.

Come, let’s see how you can check whether you have anxiety or not.

Remember that you need to look for some really basic behavioral changes in you.

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Mental health matters to everyone! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Let’s go through them one by one.

Here’s how to check anxiety

Step 1: Check your heart rate

Basically, when you are anxious, your heart beats faster than usual. It also happens when you feel nervous but when you feel that the heartbeats are abnormal, it might be a sign of anxiety.

Step 2: See whether you are breathing heavily or not

When you are anxious, you tend to breathe rapidly. It is known as hyperventilation. It is one of the most common signs that you are anxious about something and which is also making you panic.

Step 3: Always feel tired? It can also be a sign of anxiety

People who are usually anxious feel way too tired all the time. Just check if you feel sleepy all the time or not. Another thing you can check on is whether you feel tired to do any work. In some cases, people also report that they want to sleep because they are so tired, but aren’t able to. Keep a check!

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Observe yourself carefully and watch out for these anxiety signs. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Step 4: See if you are boozing or smoking more than usual

This is another way to check whether you are anxious or not. It is seen that people who feel anxious take the help of nicotine, alcohol, or recreational drugs to keep themselves calm. So, if you think that doing all this is helping you relax, you must seek help because it will also impact your physical health.

Step 5: Sweating on palms and foot sole is another sign

Yes, if suddenly your palms or feet start to become wet due to constant sweating, it is another sign that you are not just nervous but anxious.

How can you deal with anxiety?

Well, there are some simple things that you can totally do to tame your anxiety, like:

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These tips will help you manage your anxiety better. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
  • Try meditation
  • Exercise can also help
  • Deep breathing exercises can also be a real calmer
  • Journaling is another great way to reaffirm that you are ok
  • Work on your diet. Watch what you are eating and how clean it is

Observe these signs and try these hacks to keep your anxiety levels in check.

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