What is anxiety?
Anxiety is the feeling of fear or panic. Most people feel anxious, panicky or fearful about situations in life, such as money problems or exams but often once the difficult situation is over, you feel better and calmer. Sometimes the feelings of fear or anxiety continue after the difficult situation or sometimes you may feel a stronger sense of fear than other people and this is when anxiety becomes a problem and can affect you doing every day things.
What is Social Anxiety?
I have had anxiety for about two years ago now but I do think I was always quiet a nervous child. I have mainly social anxiety, which basically makes it really hard for me to talk to anyone but I also have anxiety so as well struggling to talk to anyone I also get panic attacks a lot and some are far worse then others and some are only mini as it depends how anxious I am feeling or what is going off in my life at the time as that is normally why they can be worse then others. Since I have realised about my anxiety over these past two years I have found some ways that help me when I am feeling anxious so even though this hard for me to share I am sharing this with you to help you understand that if you have anxiety then you are never alone and give some tip to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Here are some tips on how to deal with anxiety/panic attacks that helped me and I hope helps you as well.
Here are some useful links of websites that might help you.
Anxiety UK: www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Anxiety Forum: www.anxietyforum.net
Student Minds: www.studentmindsorg.wordpress.com/tag/social-anxiety
Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/living-with-anxiety
Hope these links help!