Everyone can experience anxiety at different times in their lives. Normal day to day anxiety such as sitting exams, going on a first date, having to speak in public or walking down a dark lane at night can evoke feelings of nervousness, uneasiness or worry. This type of anxiety is considered helpful as it makes you more alert to the circumstances. When the anxiety becomes more persistent and begins to take over a person’s live then it can become a problem.
Franklin Roosevelt wisely said that ‘The only thing we have to fear – is fear itself’. We are born with two natural fears – the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises, both of which can be overcome naturally are we develop during childhood. The rest of our fears come into being as we venture into the world. A certain amount of fear is necessary to our survival to help us avoid putting ourselves in dangerous situations but when fear overtakes our lives it is time to address the situation.