Life as a Millennial

Anxiety

Anxiety and stress is a normal part of our lives and a natural human response when we perceive we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.

The Mental Health Foundation say we all experience anxiety; it is a vital part of our lives. Anxiety helps us to identify and respond to danger in ‘fight or flight’ mode. It can motivate us to face up to dealing with difficult challenges. 

The ‘right’ amount of anxiety can help us perform better and stimulate action and creativity. 

However, persistent anxiety causes real emotional distress and can lead to us becoming unwell and, at worst, developing anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, phobias and obsessional behaviours. Anxiety at this level can have a truly distressing and debilitating impact on our lives and impact on our physical as well as our mental health.