Even when life is running smoothly, chronic worriers focus on unknown disaster looming around the corner. If you are a worrier, you suffer on three levels: cognitive, emotional and physical. Cognitive anxiety shows up as the worried thoughts you experience – the host of “what ifs” that plague you. On the emotional level, you may feel on edge or irritable most of the time. You feel particularly vulnerable because the world seems uncertain and unsafe. On the physical level, heightened stress hormones often lead to bodily ailments, stomachaches, muscle pain, headaches. To make things worse, sometimes the symptoms gang up and act in mob fashion or in an insidious sequence that creates a biological loop that feeds on itself.
I invite you to view my video: “Are you a Worrier?” to gain insight into techniques that can help you mitigate your worries.