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Psychological Signs of Anxiety


Here we will discuss some of the most common psychological signs of anxiety, but there can also be physical affects.  It is important to consult with your medical doctor if you believe that you have any physical symptoms.

Inner Tension

This is one of the most common symptoms and is usually just ignored, because it is often experienced throughout life.  External factors can cause stress, such as dead-lines or doing something new and it isn’t really anxiety until it is triggered off internally – by your own mind.

One tip is to be aware of the causes of the stress as it develops.  There could be a reason for an activity being stressful, such as past failures. Alternatively, are you surrounding yourself with people who cause you stress and unease?

Persistent Agitation

Anxiety comes from within and is not always caused by external events.  You can start to worry about future events that may never happen.  You can be prevented from focusing on the real events in your life and this can lead to lots of little mistakes.

A good practice is to deeply concentrate on the task at hand, to the exclusion of everything else.  For instance, think about every single step as you are making a cup of coffee and don’t run on autopilot.

Do the same thing as you are driving.  Turn off the radio and focus on driving in the very best way that you can.  Give it your absolute attention.

This process can be applied to everything that you do during the day.  As your mind is utterly involved with the present, it is not going to be inventing future events that might never happen.  Try it out now.

Fear of losing control

Anyone who experiences these feelings will be very aware of how restricting they are, so it is best to do something sooner rather than later. 

Speak to the family doctor or arrange for a course of hypnotherapy.  Ignoring the situation rarely helps.  


Anxious people can be irritable, because their minds are being pulled in so many directions and they lack the ability to handle specific tasks well. 

Check how you are communicating with others, or even better, ask a friend to describe your behaviour.

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