Are you suffering from high functioning anxiety?
Are you finding that there just aren’t enough hours in the day? Many of us often feel as though we are running on the spot when it comes to achieving our aspirations. Whether it be career, family or personal, sometimes we can put too much pressure on ourselves, resulting in high functioning anxiety. The worst part is that many of us don’t even realise we are doing it to ourselves!
A stressful day can turn into a stressful week and before we know it a month has flown by and we haven’t taken a moment to treat ourselves. We aren’t talking about digging in to a huge slice of chocolate cake once a week (but hey, who are we to judge), but simply checking in with yourself. Have you made time to exercise, socialise or take in the Perth sunset?
What most of us don’t realise is that high functioning anxiety can take its toll on our health and mental wellbeing. From avoiding social situations courtesy of fatigue and anxiety to unhealthy self-doubt and physical aches and pains, anxiety will eventually catch up with you.
Here are some signs that you are suffering from high functioning anxiety:
- You are constantly busy. “But aren’t we all?” we hear you ask. Most of us have a to do list a mile long but it is up to you to say “no” every once in a while, and take a break. Even just for a couple of hours to read a book or taking the weekend off.
- You aren’t sleeping well. Lack of sleep due to a racing mind is only going to make matters worse the following day. Your overall optimal health can depend on a full 8 hours sleep a night. Why? A good night’s sleep is important for improved brain functionality, emotional wellbeing and memory retention. Sleep deprivation can also lead to high blood pressure, obesity and depression (to name a few).
- You have a fear of letting people down AND of saying “no”. Negative self-talk and a crippling fear of disappointing others can be signs of high functioning anxiety.
- Your anxiety has manifested into physical aches and pains. Also known as ‘’ The process in which your body’s muscles remain tight. This can lead to headaches, muscle pain and tension. This is your stress-response to hyperstimulation.
Most of us need to alter our lifestyle to treat ourselves just that little bit better. From meditation to taking a break from the computer, we need to step and repeat until these moments become our lifestyle habits.
Many patients at Langer Chiropractic and Occupational Soft Tissue Therapy book regular appointments to check in with their bodies, and not just when they are in pain. Ongoing treatment can often product more effective results, as opposed to sporadic treatment.
To book a consultation with Langer Health Chiro & Soft Tissue Therapy Wembley please call (08) 9382 3466.