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What does it mean when you get nervous for no reason?

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Last Updated: 11/10/2021 at 12:38am
What does it mean when you get nervous for no reason?
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April 19th, 2016 3:32pm
It's something like secondhand embarassment, for example. You feel embarrassed for someone else so when something you could possibly get in trouble for comes up, you're nervous.
April 23rd, 2016 3:00pm
There could be underlying problems on your unconscious mind that you are not aware of. Or it may be a condition you have such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It is best to see a doctor or therapist to find that out.
May 29th, 2016 6:05am
Anxiety is usually the reason. Or caffeine can even cause it as well. A test can well.
June 25th, 2016 1:19pm
A lot of people feel nervous and anxious without realizing it's reason. It might be something that's going on inside your head that you never consciously realized. But if it's getting in the way of your life, you might want to talk to someone.
November 4th, 2016 4:41am
It means that I a human and that life experience is something you can never get enough of :) Take that nervousness and turn it into something positive and life changing
April 21st, 2017 11:11pm
Seems like something is affecting you without you realising it. When you catch yourself starting to feel nervous again try to analyze what happened, what changed that could have caused you to feel this way. Was there a noise? Did you think someone looked at you weirdly? ... It's your past that is making you feel this way, in general. Try to trace the things that happen right before you get nervous with things that seem similair and that have happened in your past, that has had some negative effect on you. It might ve sonething else. Either way to answer your question you have to explore what happens right before getting anxious.
April 14th, 2018 10:23am
It means you honestly have no idea why you're feeling the way you're feeling, you can't control the feelings that rise up and that's why you get nervous for no reason.
May 17th, 2018 2:36am
Sounds like anxiety or panic attacks, I struggle with this myself. Try meditating or doing breathing techniques when you feel this way. But, if it gets out of hand or you feel it is uncontrollable and is affecting your daily life, I suggest you connect to a therapist for counseling.
June 1st, 2018 11:49pm
Getting nervous is a normal thing. However it can be a sign of anxiety. You can always talk to someone that has experience coping with anxiety.
March 31st, 2016 12:33am
It may mean you're experiencing some anxiety about something going on in your life. The trick is to identify it.
March 31st, 2016 7:04pm
You may have anxiety. If it's happening frequently, talk to a counseller about it or someone you trust :).
April 28th, 2016 3:51am
It might be anxiety that you're feeling. Sometimes when you shake or you heart beats fast like that it may be an anxiety attack.
April 29th, 2016 5:25pm
You need to chill. Generally. Take some rest. Forget stress. Be more with friends, party hard and think positiv.
May 4th, 2016 7:21pm
It could mean you have anxiety about something. There's never not a reason for any of your actions, each one has a reason no matter how minute or small it may seem. Maybe this will help you understand what triggers your nerves or anxiety so you can learn and maybe avoid what's making you this way.
May 6th, 2016 6:07am
For me it usually means I need to check in with myself. Something around me is making me feel uncomfortable or unsafe. By taking some deep, rhythmic breaths and paying attention to my different senses (smell, touch, etc.), I can calm myself and figure out what's bothering me.
May 6th, 2016 4:45pm
It means you need to sit down, untangle your thoughts and whatever's bothering you and talk to someone about it before moving on
May 12th, 2016 12:43am
It could possibly be that you are suffering from anxiety. There are many different ways you can go about treating these symptoms: counseling, medication, meditation, etc.
May 18th, 2016 2:18am
Depending on the severity of the nervousness it could be panic attacks witch is apartt of anxiety. It when you have a sudden overwhelming feeling of anxiety. You could experiance Heart palpations, where your heart rate is increased Shaking feeling Lump in throat Sweating Numbness or tingling And more you can look them up
May 19th, 2016 2:18am
A lot of times that is considered anxiety. A lot of people struggle with anxiety issues. I often find myself getting nervous when I am bored giving my brain access to run free and do whatever it wants. Try checking out the anxiety self help training!
May 19th, 2016 10:27am
When we get nervous for no reason that means we have anxiety issues... and something is troubling us or we are scared of somethung we dnt knw
May 19th, 2016 6:44pm
You may be experiencing and encountering a panic disorder, which can be helped if you look into it.
May 20th, 2016 1:44am
I'm not going to jump to conclusions, but you may be feeling symptoms of anxiety, or you had something happen just a while ago that made you nervous--like an aftershock.
May 20th, 2016 9:23pm
Getting nervous for no reason is called free floating anxiety. This can happen for many reasons. Including an up coming event you forgot about, a dream you had. Or a past experience. There are lots of kinds of Anxiety. Everyone has different symptoms. So you never know. But when this happens. Jus try to calm down as much as possible. Use a coping mechanism.
May 21st, 2016 5:33am
To get nervous for no reason is to situation in which your body feels threatened. It can make you feel very negatively about yourself, but it is best to remember that it is normal to react with fear to potential threats, and that we must learn and grow comfortable with that stimulus.
May 21st, 2016 5:06pm
For me, it would mean that I have far too many things on my mind and I am doing too much. It would mean that, for me, I have forgotten to think about myself, and give myself the necessary time to relax and unwind. It would be a massive warning sign that I'm beginning to burn myself out.
May 22nd, 2016 8:11pm
It could be a lack of stimulation of the senses. A way to narrow the field of causes is to do something for yourself or others that doesn't take a hero to perform.
May 25th, 2016 1:53am
You may have an anxiety disorder. This is tiggered by many things or for no reason at all, it depends on the person. To learn more about it, look only or chat with a listener!
May 25th, 2016 6:30pm
You may have social anxiety, or severe anxiety. The best thing to do at that point is to seek help. It'll make you feel better.
May 27th, 2016 2:08pm
This could be a sign of general anxiety, or even stress. You would have to see a doctor to find out for sure.
June 3rd, 2016 10:42am
You are highly worried without any rational reason and are likely insecure at an intrinsic level to feel unprovoked nervousness.