Free Floating Anxiety also known, as General Anxiety Disorder or (GAD) for short does not appear to have a specific gender or connection to any particular circumstances, nor is it stereotyped into one particular category.
People who experience this type of anxiety report having general feelings of anxiousness, uneasiness, and tension for no specific reason.
It is possible that Free Flowing Anxiety is initiated through constant worry and stress, and if untreated can in turn establish the base of other more severe types of Anxiety Disorders such as:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorders and Social Phobias
Anxiety affects millions of people worldwide daily.
Probable Causes of Free Floating Anxiety.
Because Free Floating Anxiety has no specific connection to any one gender, reason or life event, probable causes of this generalized anxiety disorder may be made up of many possible scenarios such as:
- Low Serotonin Levels: A chemical that is found in the human body, Serotonin is responsible for wellness, happiness and maintaining your overall good feel mood. Low levels of Serotonin can contribute to Depression.
- Thoughts of Constant Fear and Worry: Free floating anxiety can be contributed to the constant fear and or worry of unpleasant past events reoccurring in the future. This is certainly guaranteed to keep you feeling anxious all the time. Treating this issue is imperative to helping you gain control of any anxiety.
- Early Childhood Dilemmas: Such as peer pressure and schoolyard Bullying where these issues were never addressed.
- Bad Diet: It has been written many times that a Bad Diet will Affect your overall wellbeing, and with recent research now showing that processed meats have cancer causing elements, has also set alarm bells ringing through the health industry sparking anxiety levels to climb amongst non-vegetarians.
- Lack of Exercise: Exercise in its simplest manner like walking (if possible) will increase your energy levels, get the blood flowing and reduce anxiety levels.
- Work Stress: A huge benefactor to increasing your anxiety levels with high demands on productivity, timelines to meet and other associated work stress issues that can contribute to Free flowing anxiety.
- Relationship Problems: Unhealthy relationships or the anxiety caused by meeting someone new may become overwhelming for some.
- Finances: Lack of enough funds to pay bills, buy food, sends the kids to school etc.:
- Living in Unhealthy Environments: Not just in the form of cleanliness, this can also be contributed to the lack of help in household chores, domestic violence, lack of tranquility, invasion of privacy, all of which can cause anxiety.
Symptoms of Free Flowing Anxiety.
If these are symptoms that you or someone you know is experiencing then, immediate attention should be sought to avoid further discomfort and the onset of nasty panic attacks occurring.
Common Symptoms may include:
- Uneasy Feelings.
- Stomach Cramps.
- Intrusive Thoughts. Understanding This Symptom will play a major role in the recovery and prevention of general anxiety disorders.
- Breathing Difficulties.
- Increased Heart rate or Heart palpitation.
- Panic Attacks.
How to Prevent Free Floating Anxiety.
In most cases, Free flowing Anxiety can be prevented through early Intervention as to what causes this anxiety to happen.
Using the method below will help you in preventing this General Anxiety Disorder to develop into a full-blown panic attack
Intrusive Thoughts and Triggers.
As mentioned earlier understanding the minds, intrusive thoughts will be a key factor in prevention. In general, Intrusive thoughts are unwanted scenarios or unpleasant thoughts that are constantly entering your mind. It is these thoughts that create the triggers causing stress, anxiety and depression to develop.
Shifting your minds thoughts when they start to develop is key.
When you feel the anxiety develop ask yourself these 4 questions;
- Is there a life event that triggers this intruding thought?
- Is there a real need to be concerned?
- Is it an overreaction or a dramatization?
- Is this thought of something that has not happened yet and may not even happen at all?
By asking yourself these questions you may find a common thought appearing frequently. This process allows you to narrow down the “Intruder of grief”
Firstly, you need to eliminate what is known as a negative thinking pattern.
So when that thought or fear of an event that may or may not happen enters your mind and starts the game playing with you don’t interrupt it. Simply!
- The more you let it disturb you the more this thought will intensify causing you to go into a more intense anxiety followed by panic mode.
- By being the observer and understanding why and what is causing this uneasy emotion to occur you will eliminate the feeling of being a victim.
- The next step is to simply push it away by changing your thoughts to the present.
- Then start to come back into what it was that you were doing. Shifting your thought pattern to the present task at hand.
- Another simple technique is to pretend the negative thought is like a piece of paper, were you can screw the thought up and throw it away.
By practicing these simple and effect techniques whenever is required, you will find that those intrusive thoughts will start to diminish, preventing free flowing anxiety from developing.
In Conclusion; We now know that possible causes of Free Floating Anxiety may stem from early childhood upbringings to current lifestyle and environmental surroundings.
How constant stress and worry will lead to anxiety and depression with physical reactions ranging from restlessness, heart palpitations and shortness of breath. How changing our minds intrusive thoughts and eliminating triggers can help prevent the onset of anxiety.
Other forms of helpful prevention and treatments are mind relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga, simple daily exercises like walking and eating organic based foods where possible.
Free flowing anxiety can be treated and seeking advice from your health professional is always advisable. Treatments do vary from medication to more natural and proven holistic methods.
Whichever method of treatment you choose, do not procrastinate in taking appropriate measure to free yourself from Free Floating Anxiety before it escalates to other more intense anxiety disorders.