Stress is the body’s automatic response to any physical or mental demand placed on it. Moderate levels of stress may actually improve performance and efficiency. Anxiety is a normal human response to stress. It is considered as disorder when it occurs in the absence of appreciable degree or kind of threat or danger. Excess anxiety impairs physical and cognitive performances.
Symptoms: Apprehension, poor concentration, inability to relax, irritability, initial insomnia , body aches , restlessness, trembling, fatigue, palpitations, dry mouth, sweating, hyperventilation, diarrhea and lump in the throat.
Person suffering from anxiety anticipates a negative outcome of his or her act. Many person has a tendency to procrastinate a lot and as a result gets anxious. Increased anxiety give rise to lot of physical and psychological discomfort, causes interferences in daily schedule and quality of performance goes down.
Considering tasks and challenges of life under the following two headings: ‘Things within a person’s control’ and ‘Things beyond a person’s control’ (mostly depends on various circumstantial factors), people who are trying to have control the ‘ the circumstantial factors’, which is not humanly possible, feels helpless, gets defocused and lose confidence, They feel exhausted and at times choose the path of escaping from the task(e.g. getting off to sleep, postponing the task etc.).
Many people deny that they have any sort of anxiety. Denial causes hindrances and thus it would be beneficial if person learns the signs and symptoms of anxiety and develop necessary coping skill to combat anxiety. Anxiety management includes relaxation training and helps a person to identify the task or demand of the situation on him and develop a more adaptable way of facing the challenges. Anxiety can lead to many other disorders.