Are you letting the "needs and wants" of others get in the way of your own "needs and wants?" Is the overwhelming stress and anxiety causing you to change your plans, reschedule appointments, or miss family events because you simply have too much to do? Counseling for anxiety and stress can help you gain clarity as to how you can start saying "no" to others so you can say "yes" to yourself.
Here are some of the symptoms that could mean you're not taking care of yourself and could benefit from counseling for anxiety:
- Excessive worrying - so much that it interferes with your life and wears you out; it happens most days for 6 months
- Sleep problems - lying awake at night worried about specific problems - or worried about "everything"
- Muscle pain - due to ongoing tensing of muscles as the anxiety continues
- Chronic indigestion or IBS - the body and mind are very connected. Physical and emotional pain go hand in hand.
- Blushing, trembling, nausea, stuttering - in social settings
- Panic attacks - heart races, weakness, dizziness, chest pains. Many people go to the ER thinking they are having a heart attack.
- Obsessive or compulsive actions or thoughts - self doubt, the inability to accept imperfection, etc.
Seeking counseling for anxiety doesn't mean that there is something "wrong" with you.
It simply means that you are ready to take control of your health and your life. It means that you are ready to say "I'm worth having a say in how much time I spend doing what I want versus meeting the demands of others." Counseling for anxiety can give you the opportunity to find out the "why" behind your physical symptoms so that you can begin to heal.
If you are ready to make a change, to see how counseling for anxiety can help you take back control of your life, click on "schedule consultation" and book your FREE 30 minute consultation today! Let's get started helping you believe that self care isn't selfish!