Multitasking and Anxiety

Being able to multitask has been one of the most prided and sought-after characteristics. When searching for a job, you may see companies highlight this trait as one of the main things that they look for when choosing job candidates. If you excel at multitasking, great! However, how can this impact someone dealing with anxiety or who is on their way to burnout? You may not even be aware that multitasking is triggering you as it is something that is socially acceptable. Here are a few ways multitasking can impact or trigger anxiety: Over stimulation from "all" the things on your to do list that triggers you on a daily basis Difficulty maintaining focus and subsequently unable to complete task

Anxiety & Panic Attacks

When people talk about panic attacks, they almost always use the words "scared, frightening and helpless" to describe their experience. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), a panic attack is the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes." Though the trigger to a panic attack may not be immediately obvious, they can also be triggered by subtle cues, like certain somatic feelings. A panic attack includes at least four of the following symptoms per the ADAA: Heart palpitations Pounding heart Accelerated heart rate Sweating Trembling or shaking Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering Feelings of choking Chest pain or d

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