There is little doubt that the pressures and expectations of modern life have increased our overall levels of anxiety. Many people feel they should be coping with the stress of everyday life better and this in itself adds to anxiety.
Anxiety is often hidden and leads to negative feelings of shame and guilt, which can trickle over into mood swings, fear and hopelessness.
Anxiety can be overwhelming and when ongoing can lead to many other issues such as depression, eating disorders, phobias, substance abuse and compulsive disorders.
Learning to understand and be self-aware of your triggers, expectations and limitations is essential to removing unnecessary anxiety from your life.
There are many simple practical interventions that you can easily learn to cope with and reduce stress and anxiety. Taking control of your own happiness and asking for help and support is the first step.