What does anxiety feel like?
Recently a client mentioned that living with anxiety made them feel like ‘a swimming duck.’ From the outside observer the duck is gliding smoothly through the water, barely rippling the water around it. But just under the surface of the water two webbed feet are paddling furiously and continuously. This client felt as if their mind was constantly in motion and moments of calm, absent of worry, were few.
Perhaps anxiety feels similar to you or a loved one. You frequently feel overwhelmed, are unable to think clearly, find it difficult to concentrate, find that you are constantly worrying or feel like you have no control over situations. If this is the case, consider reaching out for help. The ADAA states that out of the 50 million adults affected by anxiety, only 36.9% seek treatment. You don’t have to be one of them.
There is hope.