The 5 ‘hidden’ ways your anxiety might be coming to the surface, without you even realising.
The past few months of our lives have been marked by an unwavering sense of uncertainty. Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores, everyone’s lives have been upturned in one way or another.
Now, as we start to move towards an easing of lockdown measures across Australia, many people are struggling with the impact the pandemic has had on their mental health.
Here are just five of the ways your anxiety might be surfacing, without even realising.
1. You’re more irritable than usual.
Generally, this irritability may be directed at yourself or another. You may be more likely to be overly self-critical or may find that you’re snapping at your partner or housemates more often than usual.
2. You aren’t sleeping well
You could be feeling more tired than usual and feel the need to sleep for longer,or you might be struggling to get to sleep all together.
3. You’re getting more headaches
Some physical symptoms, such as headaches and nausea, can indicate signs of anxiety. Other symptoms can include upset stomach, poor concentration and other gastrointestinal issues.
4. You’re feeling more tired than usual.
Although you may not be as busy as you normally would be, it’s likely that you could be feeling more tired than usual at the moment. Many people are currently struggling with feelings of fatigue – especially as we’ve been operating in a heightened state and running on adrenaline since the pandemic began.
5. A lack of motivation
Similarly, another way that anxiety may surface is that you may find you don’t have much interest in anything.
If you need help with your anxiety, mental health, stress levels, sleep or overall health and wellbeing, then book in with our Clinical Nutritionist Alex.
Alex is available for consultations on Tuesdays 2-6pm. Call us on 9887 4144 or book online at https://www.bergamohealth.com.au/book-an-appointment-online