1 in 5 people are living with anxiety, yet its something that we still don’t talk enough about. I know that I didn’t talk about it for years, and even now its not something that I would bring up to everyone. I talk to a few people who are close to me about it, or friends that experience too and that is comforting to know that you’re not alone.
Anxiety can come to anyone, at anytime in their life. The causes of anxiety is not widely discussed and I’m sure there are lots of people who go undiagnosed, as they don’t realise it’s anxiety they are suffering with and therefore they don’t get treatment. Anxiety can be triggered from life issues, such as:
- Working long hours
- Financial pressures
- Losing someone close to you
- Feeling lonely or isolated
- Or even having social anxiety
When you look at these causes, its not hard to realise why so many people suffer with anxiety at sometime in their life. Anxiety can also be triggered by experiences from your past or childhood.
My anxiety really took hold after the birth of my second daughter Holly. I couldn’t face going out, I avoided seeing people, if anything happened that wasn’t planned I couldn’t cope with it. I needed to feel like I was in control, when in actual fact I was probably the most out of control I’ve ever been.
The symptoms of anxiety can show themselves many ways, more commonly include worry, spinning thoughts and insomnia due to racing mind. It can also affect the body, with a racing heartbeat, nausea, headaches and muscle tension. Many people who experience these symptoms, put it down to a modern hectic lifestyle, and are left feeling out of control and not really understanding why. They find themselves just wading through life.
This was me for a while, I was just getting through each day and not understanding what was wrong with me, or that in fact anything was and wondering if this is just what life is now like for me.
I remember thinking I need something to calm me down and it reminded me of when I took my driving test. I used to get myself in such a panic when it came to taking the test. My legs would shake and I would fail the test. To help calm me down I took Kalm tablets, and when I went to take my test again I was a different person and my legs weren’t shaking. I passed my test!
I thought this is what I need now, something to calm me down. To stop my mind from over thinking and to relax my body, which constantly felt tense. I looked into Kalm tablets again, and this time I found that Kalms Lavender tablets would be a good option for me to try. So I did!
Within a few days of taking Kalm Lavender tablets I started to notice a difference. My mind wasn’t constantly racing, my body was relaxed more and I started to feel more in control. I’ve since learnt that they can temporarily reduce the symptoms of mild anxiety.
If you are experiencing anxiety or you think that someone you know is, don’t ignore it. There is help out there to get you through this period. You can find more information on the Kalms website.
Disclosure: I’m working on a paid partnership with Kalms, opinions and content are entirely my own.