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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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June 3rd, 2016 1:53pm
In my case it often means I need to take a few minutes and spend some time alone because I need to recharge. I get overwhelmed when I don't have enough alone time, and this often manifests physically as nervousness.
June 5th, 2016 12:16am
It's sometimes called Anxiety. Sometimes it's caused by overthinking, worrying, or nothing. This is a disorder and will eventually go away.
June 6th, 2016 8:04am
It means that you are stressed and sad,even if you don't realize it.You just need to surround yourself with things you love,and people that can make you feel better. Just be careful because your bad mood can make you act silly, and you don't want to ruin your friendships
June 8th, 2016 2:29am
It's probably anxiety. If you are someone with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or something of the sort, you might feel a general, base layer of anxiety all the time, that heightens when you actually have something to be worried about. At least, this is how it is for me.
June 8th, 2016 10:01pm
Fearing of failure too much is not normal and it mostly results in nervousness which finally ends up as anxiety. for seeking help in his matter a person should some advice from some friends or family and consult a psychiatrist.
June 10th, 2016 12:01pm
When you get nervous and you believe it's for no reason. It means you have not thought thoroughly about why you are nervous. In these situation meta-cognition is brilliant. You should think about the triggers of your nervousness.
June 10th, 2016 11:44pm
Getting nervous for no reason is a sign of anxiety. Often people can get triggered by no specific trigger. Even just passing thoughts that you didn't realize or surroundings can do that!
June 11th, 2016 9:01pm
If you're nervous there's always a reason, it can be perfectly hidden, it can be a little thing, something hard to understand, but it's always there.
June 12th, 2016 3:54pm
It might be anxiety - your brain picking up on some perceived danger. You could also be subconsciously responding to danger signals. Take a deep breath, look around and use all your senses to see if there is something real to be worried about or if your brain is messing around.
June 12th, 2016 4:58pm
It could be either of these things: (1) Anxiety disorder, (2) Attention deficit or hyperactivity, or (3) Empathy or hypersensitivity. Whether or not the anxiety is caused by reactions from your past or from your surroundings, some of the same methods may help you that are developed for disorders that cause similar reactions in people. The main thing is not to be afraid of it, but to look for coping mechanisms that work for you in the meantime while you try to identify, reduce or correct the causes. Even if it is something that you cannot prevent totally, there are ways to work around it that may help you feel more prepared and confident and less worried or fearful no matter what it turns out to be.
June 15th, 2016 7:46pm
You could be letting out any tension or stress inside of you. Getting butterflies in your stomach isn't uncommon.
June 16th, 2016 8:31am
It might be due to the lack of some brain chemicals. It might be due to loneliness also. In such cases, I'd reccommend the guest/member to consult a qualified therapist, preferably a psychiatrist.
June 16th, 2016 8:41am
It could mean you are shy, you have anxiety, you have some "disorder" or you have reasons to feel nervous. If there are reasons to feel nervous, think about what those reasons could be and why
June 25th, 2016 6:57pm
You may have a anxiety disorder. You could look at the resources on the 7 cups website to see if that is a possibility. If you feel as if you have a anxiety disorder you should consider seeking professional help from a counselor or therapist.
June 25th, 2016 8:46pm
"No reason" is a matter of perspective. Your brain may be picking up on cues that your conscious mind is unaware of. Or you simply may not have identified your triggers (things that cause your nervousness) yet. Another possibility is that your physiology is triggering your feelings of nervousness -- the complex reactions in our brains don't always go as planned. If you feel anxious often, try and keep a record of what is going on when you experience the feeling. Maybe you can figure out the cause. And remember, everyone gets nervous, sometimes for "no reason." The time to pay attention to it is if it becomes disruptive to your life.
June 25th, 2016 11:55pm
It could mean you are just shy, but it's also an indication of anxiety. There always is a reason for being nervous, whether it's something subtle or not. Nervousness is not uncommon though. However it's best to see a professional if it affects your daily life.
July 6th, 2016 1:37am
It depends. You might have an upcoming exam but just aren't thinking about it at the moment. It also could be a person you like but you just don't really feel like you have feelings. If you really don't know.. I'd suggest telling someone and maybe they could help you.
July 6th, 2016 1:57pm
Sometimes anxiety is hard to explain and pinpoint what the exact cause of it may be. I think it's important for you to keep track when you feel this way to try to understand what triggers you or what is going on at your life in the moment that is causing you to feel nervous or stressed. It's important to also find methods to help calm you down at times like these and see what works for you personally.
July 6th, 2016 4:45pm
Being nervous all the time is a key sign of anxiety. There is nothing wrong with being nervous, but seeking professional help may over come some of your worries
July 6th, 2016 8:48pm
have you thought about getting professional help with this? maybe you could be anxious? depends on when you get nervous?
July 7th, 2016 2:13am
It may be a indication of anxiety. There are different types. You may have a general form since you believe there is no particular cause or antecedent. Many people have anxiety and with help it can be managed.
July 8th, 2016 1:19pm
It may be a sign that you are an anxious person. If it persists, you can consult a doctor or a psychologist; they will be able to guide you through this.
July 9th, 2016 2:39am
It means that you may have anxiety disorder. However that's not always the case if you would like to talk about this I'd be happy to listen!
July 9th, 2016 3:01am
Personally, for myself it means anxiety. It could also be the cause of other mental illnesses such as O.C.D. Even phobias..
July 9th, 2016 10:13pm
Life is messing with you. Life is not that hard. But people will mess with you. To make them feel important.
July 13th, 2016 8:12pm
When it is said “to get nervous for no reason” it is referring to the fact our perception of events don’t justify the amount of anxiety we feel. There may be a reason for the nervousness but it could be due to a displaced trauma or inability manage our thoughts
July 15th, 2016 5:39pm
It means we are feeling anxious and worrisome and something is bothering us like a break up or being bullied.
July 15th, 2016 6:48pm
There could be something stressful going on in your life, or perhaps you didnt get enough sleep. Both have really effected me
July 16th, 2016 9:05pm
Based on my personal experience it was caused by an underlying problem that I was unaware of or subconsciously denying.
July 20th, 2016 9:25am
the sympathic nervous system or the gut or brain is registering that there is a threat. this might be from a build up of 'unprocessed' overwhelming experiences from the past or fears about future imagined events.