Anxious feelings such as nervousness and fear are part of being a human being. Fear is actually an important emotion as it occurs when we are in danger. If we find ourselves in a life threatening situation we would respond with fear and react by running or fighting! This fear is part of the survival process, and an important part of life.
Anxiety also occurs in non life threatening situations, such as big events. People often report feeling anxious before their wedding, a big job interview or sporting event. Again, these anxious feelings are normal and actually help us perform in these situations.Anxiety only becomes a problem when it is out of proportion to the situation and when it interferes with our daily activities and quality of life.If you are experiencing anxiety you may find it helpful to seek treatment. There are many helpful treatments and strategies to help you reduce your anxiety and enjoy life again.