Breaking Free Of Emotional Bondage

Normal Anxiety vs Anxiety Disorder Responses

June 12, 2018 Season 1 Episode 5
Breaking Free Of Emotional Bondage
Normal Anxiety vs Anxiety Disorder Responses
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Breaking Free Of Emotional Bondage
Normal Anxiety vs Anxiety Disorder Responses
Jun 12, 2018 Season 1 Episode 5
Gaylen Beardsley
comparing normal anxieties to those that are abnormal responses from anxiety disorder.
Transcript
Speaker 1:
0:00
Welcome to episode number five of breaking free of emotional bonding.
Speaker 2:
0:19
Hello,
Speaker 1:
0:20
welcome to breaking free of emotional bondage. I'm your host Galen Beardsley and we have some interesting things to talk about today. A lot of people out there who have certain anxieties about things in their life have asked me how they can tell if what they are dealing with is a common everyday type hub anxiety or if they actually have when anxiety disorder. So I put together a little thing that I'd just like to talk about briefly today for this episode of breaking free of emotional bondage. We want to talk about what is everyday types of anxieties, what Carmen, what is natural as opposed to what are the types of situations and the emotional feelings that you would have if you are experiencing anxiety disorder. Okay, well let's get started. This won't take long, but it will be very informative, so be sure and listen up for maybe a circumstance that a you're dealing with or have dealt with in the past.
Speaker 1:
1:29
So you know, we're going to talk about everyday anxiety first and then we are going to talk about anxiety disorder responses to some of the same situation. Okay, so let's talk about 'em everyday anxiety. Like let's say worrying about paying bills or maybe you're worrying about landing a job or you've had a romantic breakup or some other important life event like that. Okay, well that type of anxiety over those things but that's an everyday type of anxiety. Okay. Now on the other side of the scale is the anxiety disorder portion and that would be a constant, um, substantiated worry that causes a significant distress and interferes with your daily life. Okay. That is comparing and everyday anxiety about, uh, worrying about paying bills or landing a job. Like I said, as opposed to a constant, unsubstantiated worry about anything that would cause significant distress and interferes with your daily life.
Speaker 1:
2:49
Let's move on now to, uh, another type of anxiety that would be common. That would be like an embarrassment or maybe self and uncomfortable or awkward social situation. You know, going into a party that you don't know a lot of people or into a new place, a new restaurant or something like that. Okay. That is an everyday anxiety. You're running the those type of things and you're putting your person in and with a group of other people and you will feel a little awkward because you don't quite know what to act now, that would be normal. Now, anxiety disorder would respond to a situation in this manner. They would avoid social situations for fear of being judged or embarrassed beyond their ability to handle it or humiliated. So they would avoid social situations. If you have an anxiety disorder and you're just simply wouldn't go into the public.
Speaker 1:
3:59
Okay. As opposed to having the embarrassment but doing it or avoiding those situations because of your fear that something is gonna happen. Okay. Now how about a case of nerves are sweating before a big test or maybe it's a business presentation or you are going to be on stage giving a stage performance or some other significant event and he got a case of the jitters. Maybe a little bit of stage fright. Maybe anticipating making mistake or something. Okay. That would be everyday anxiety. That would be normal. Now the anxiety disorders side of it would be you have like an out of the blue panic attack and the preoccupation with the fear that you're going to have another one that is not ordinary and it's, it's not common. Okay? Now let's talk about realistic fear of a dangerous object, a place or situation. Now if you're walking up in the woods and you happen to see a black bear or Griz or something that's on the path and you are all of a sudden faced with a dangerous situation, that kind of anxiety or fear is common and that is a self preservation type of thing.
Speaker 1:
5:37
So there's nothing uncommon about that or unnatural. So if you want to look at their anxiety disorder side of that and the irrational fear avoidance of an object, place or situation that poses little or no threat of danger, but you are afraid or you're fearful that you may run into it. Let's say you don't go walking in the woods, you don't go hiking, no matter how much you love nature because you're afraid you're going to run into an animal that could put you in danger. Even though the possibilities of doing that are very slim, the anxiety disorder mentality will cause you to avoid those things that you love to do. Out of that premonition of fear, so to speak. The last one we're going to address right now is the anxiety or sadness or difficulty sleeping immediately after a traumatic event. We have the possibility of naming so many traumatic events that we won't even go into the possibilities of what they may be, but you have trouble sleeping, you have anxiety, you have a sadness after this traumatic event.
Speaker 1:
6:55
That's totally normal folks. Totally normal, and there's nothing to be concerned about in that area if you suffer some of those types of anxieties. Now on the other hand with anxiety disorder, if you have reoccurring nightmares or flashbacks or emotional numbing related to a traumatic event that occurred several months or even years before that would be in the category of anxiety disorder. Okay, so I won't go over these because you can rewind and you can listen to these again. But that is the difference between or some samples or examples of the difference between everyday anxiety, things that happen and the types of feelings you wouldn't have if you're suffering with an anxiety disorder. Now the reason why this is so important and why I am talking to you about it is that over 40 million people in the United States alone, age 18 or older, suffer with anxiety disorder and order that is or a disorder that is, that is debilitating and stops people from having a normal life.
Speaker 1:
8:18
Okay, so these are the things that we, we can consider, is my anxiety normal based upon the situation or is it the result of an anxiety disorder? Well, thank you for joining me here on breaking free of emotional run it. I hope you'll come back again. Click subscribe and you'll get notified of the next a podcast that goes up and let's, let's get well together. Remember, you can be free of emotional disorders. You can be free of anxiety. You can be free of hurtful feelings that plug you constantly. Don't remain in emotional bondage the rest of your life. Break free of that emotional bondage. Going to wish you a good day and God bless you.
Speaker 3:
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