We all have our moments where we have a lot on our plate and feel exhausted and overwhelmed. You are not alone! According to the Anxiety and Depression Association in America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States affecting 40 million people. Many people cope with their anxiety differently. It is nothing to be ashamed of! Pinning down what your triggers are can be very helpful when taking steps to apply tactics that work best for you to take control of your anxiety.
1. Smoking can increase anxiety. Nicotine increases your heart rate and blood pressure causing feeling anxious.
2. Social Events with many people may trigger anxiety for some individuals when having to make small talk. Don’t worry, not everyone enjoys a large crowd! This may be due to social anxiety disorder, which needs a diagnosis. In these situations it is helpful to bring a loved one you trust. It is important however, that you talk with a counselor to help take a handle on your social situations.