A Surprising List of Anxiety Triggers—are any yours?
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|Thu, 03-14-2013 - 1:23pm|
Are we making ourselves even more anxious without realizing it?
Here are ten triggers: http://www.ivillage.com/what-causes-anxiety-surprising-list-anxiety-triggers/4-a-527479
Have you cut any of these out of your daily routine? Has it helped? Do you notice if you add something in or more of something your anxiety lessons? Does anyone have any unconscious (or conscious in the case of knowing that they are one!) cues?
I suffer PTSD from my son needing brain surgery as an infant. He was 10 days past his first birthday when we entered the hospital and he had emergency surgery two days later. I get very worked up thinking about that time, thinking about how long he went undiagnosed, and how sick he was in general. I can't look at any photos of him between 3 months to 1yr. I just become a mess. So I avoid it like the plague. But sometimes it comes up, such as when I was discussing it with his teacher. He's having issues and we're trying to figure out the best course and she asked about it and we were both practically in tears as I was rehashing it. :S
Everyone things of anxiety as a current or future worry, but you can, in fact, be anxious over previous situations. (I'm the queen of "Why didn't I say that!" after a confrontation — good or bad!)