Anxiety Symptoms in Women: 3 Key Methods to Cut Down on Anxiety in Your Life
Anxiety symptoms in women become more prevalent as more and more women move into the corporate world – they’re being subjected to the same stresses and anxieties that have shortened the lives of their male counterparts for years.
That said, more and more often one sees signs of anxiety in women and these women find that they need to use the same anxiety alleviating techniques that men have been using for a long time.
So what are the most common anxiety symptoms in women?
1. Regular and intense fatigue and exhaustion
When you’re subjected to a lot of stress and anxiety, sleep patterns are disturbed to such an extent that insomnia might well result. This obviously leads to chronic fatigue as a person wakes up every morning to go to the office without really having had a complete night’s rest.
But it’s not only through insomnia or disturbed rest patterns that stress symptoms in women can show themselves. But what’s the solution in either case? A small vacation. This doesn’t mean that you need to go all the way to the Caribbean – though of course that would help. But you really need to take two or three days off from work, and I mean completely off.
Turn off your phone. Don’t check your email. Do nothing but relax or pursue some interest or hobby for two or three days. Leave your drive and ambition and ego behind and just relax. You’ll find it makes a great difference.
This is another symptom of exhaustion and another of the major health anxiety symptoms, whether physical, mental or emotional. You might suddenly faint when standing in a crowded room – just about anywhere where you encounter a sudden deficit of oxygen. The best way to deal with such feelings is to find a place to sit down and then to do some deep breathing exercises.
3. Night sweats
A woman will usually experience night sweats when she’s worrying about something that will or might occur on the coming day. This leads to a person going to bed completely stressed out in the first place.
She will toss and turn and suffer from insomnia. Even if finally she manages to drop off to sleep, it’s quite possible that she will have a very disturbed slumber, perhaps with bad dreams or even nightmares that might be related to the expected occurrence the next day. And of course, often enough a person’s sleep is broken and she wakes up in a night sweat.
So what’s the best way of dealing with a night sweat? In the short term you might just take some medication to sleep, but I wouldn’t recommend it in the long term, because this sort of thing can become an addiction. Instead I would suggest some deep breathing, meditations and visualizations to calm the mind just before going to sleep.
Remember that a combination of methods is necessary to deal with anxiety symptoms in women. However, nothing works better than a simple reduction in levels of stress.