Living with Free Floating Anxiety and how to overcome it

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Anxiety is, in fact, a healthy biological mechanism which enables us, and the rest of the animal kingdom, to anticipate and react quickly to dangerous situations ; this ultimately keeps us safe, and without it, our very survival would be threatened. However, it can become destructive and harmful when we experience anxiety where no dangers are present, and there are seemingly no triggers for it. This is free floating anxiety, also known as  Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

woman with anxiety

What are the possible emotional, mental & physical symptoms of free floating anxiety?

  • Racing thoughts
  • Loss of concentration
  • Distorted self image
  • A pervasive sense of fear and worry
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Numbness in hands and feet
  • Sweating
  • Hot flushes
  • Breathlessness
  • Rashes
  • Stomach problems

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