You may have heard the term Fight or Flight, which is essentially the way our body responds to threat or danger. Consider this, a bear wanders into the room… what would you do? How would you feel? Where would your attention be?
For most of us our focus would be completely on the bear, our thoughts may be racing to try and figure out what to do next, our heart rate and breathing rate may increase to bring in more oxygen to power our muscles, our muscles would become tense or even shake so they are ready for action, and we may even feel a sudden burst of energy.
At this point, we would be ready to either fight or run from a very real threat.
But what if there was actually no danger? Sometimes (for many reasons), our body and mind may interpret situations or sensations as dangerous, when in fact, we are actually safe. This is when we experience symptoms of anxiety.
In today’s blog we will focus on some basic anxiety-management strategies and grounding exercises that you can use when you experience symptoms of anxiety.