Anxiety Symptoms in Women: 3 Key Methods to Cut Down on Anxiety in Your Life

Feb 21st, 2012

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?

Anxiety Symptoms in Women1. 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.

 2. Fainting

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.

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10 Responses to “Anxiety Symptoms in Women: 3 Key Methods to Cut Down on Anxiety in Your Life”

  1. Hi Edyta.
    A very informative article on stress related issues. In our fast-paced world, we are so addicted to our smart phones, computers, txtng…trying to multi-task 5 different things and still move forward. It is a wonder that more people do not have breakdowns. A great way to mitigate this problem is to take one day and shut down. Shut off the phone…stop looking at your email and Facebook. Take this time to go for a walk in nature. Get fresh air and natural sunlight. Exercise and down time is one of the best avenues for dealing with this problem. Thanks for the great information!
    Martin
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  2. That’s right martin, if you realize that you don’t have always to answer your phone if someone’s calling you at the bad times, it is good not to answer your phone or it is also acceptable to lets calls go to voice mail from time to time.
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  3. Nile says:

    I like to relax with a good book or work it out with some exercise these days. I was not doing that for some time and it showed. However, when I started implementing things to get away from what was starting my anxiety.

    I definitely agree with turning off the phone or at least ignoring it. I have hours of operation in place for my business, so a lot of times I will let it go to voice mail…lol
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  4. John Gaydon says:

    Hi Edtya,

    I have bad news for you. I am a man and I can relate to lack of sleep, and fatigue, even though I don’t feel that stressed!

    I feel this is all part of the crazy information overloaded life we live. I am working to reduce time perusing emails and cutting down the list.

    Working from home I think it is a matter of dealing with things ruthlessly, and focusing on what improves life and business. Everything else can wait!
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  5. Julie says:

    Can it really get so far that someone literally faints of anxiety??? I feel anxious very often, and I am in a desperate need of a hobby. And some time over for a hobby. Gosh, life’s hard!
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  6. Very helpful information. I think it’s extremely important to not self-diagnose when it comes to these symptoms and the reason for that is I’ve seen firsthand how they also relate to other more serious conditions. I’ve known three women who suffered from exhaustion and symptoms of anxiety – in one case it lead to closet alcoholism, another turned out to be chronic fatigue syndrom, and the third turned into a full blown case of agoraphobia.
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