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

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What does it mean when you get nervous for no reason?
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Anonymous
October 13th, 2016 2:31pm
It means that you are a sensitive person. There is nothing wrong with that, we all get a bit nervous.
Anonymous
October 13th, 2016 9:20pm
When you get nervous for no reason it means you may have anxiety about something going on or you have a funny feeling about something. You can also sense something suspicious.
truthSeeker71
October 16th, 2016 2:08pm
I've found that it is never for no reason! CBT for anxiety has helped me gauge where I am at more and become aware of my feelings earlier, which means I can pick why I feel nervous more easily. In the past it just felt like it was there with no build up but now that I am more aware of it, I can often pinpoint what triggered the feeling. It takes time and practice to do this but over time it really helps change how I deal with anxiety and nervousness.
Anonymous
October 19th, 2016 11:18pm
Nervousness is part of life. Whether you're trying new things or you're put outside of your comfort zone, nervousness is normal.
themotherspooker
October 23rd, 2016 10:06am
That you might have anxiety. Maybe you're just really worried and paranoid. I would look into it, maybe even tell my doctors at the next checkup and see what they think.
Anonymous
October 28th, 2016 11:37am
In my opinion, it might be a subconscious trick. Seek help if it gets worse and it's better to talk to someone. There are also methods to calm yourself down, the one that works best for me is 'the grounding method', all you need to do is to name 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can taste.
Anonymous
November 5th, 2016 4:37pm
It sounds like you have anxiety, you should probably go to a therapist or consult to a doctor about getting medication to help with it
Anonymous
December 17th, 2016 5:39pm
This can be a sign of anxiety. If you have been feeling like this for a while it would be recommend that you contact a therapist or health expert for help and any treatment they would recommend.
ListeningOak
December 21st, 2016 11:01pm
Sometimes it's nothing more than something in the corner of your eye scaring your subconscious or your heat beats a little out of step. What's important is to catch that nervousness and do whatever you need to calm down.
Anonymous
December 31st, 2016 6:01pm
It means that you either care about that thing a lot or care to uphold your self-esteem; both of which are right in a way. I used to get really nervous and sometimes in very stupid situations. Like a call from a friend would make me nervous. And the thing I understood was that somewhere inside my mind, I was worried i'd say something weird or reply awkwardly. I cared too much to keep everything intact, It calms down, this nervousness, with time if you work on letting yourself loosen up a bit. Don't be too hard on yourself. Tell yourself that everything will be okay. If it doesn't work once, say it thrice. Your anxiety will get the memo eventually.
friendlyPerspective32
January 5th, 2017 2:48am
Sometimes I feel that way too. Perhaps you have an underlying fear that you may have unaddressed or you are conditioned to be nervous in that type of situation. Do you think that you may be experiencing anxiety? I'd suggest you get it checked if you feel that your nerves/anxiety are interfering with your daily life.
SabrinaD2017
January 6th, 2017 5:28am
Depends if this is a more situational temporary thing or more permanent. If you are generally stressed it could be that you are just on edge and little things will trigger you. Or in an extreme case it could be something along the lines of an anxiety disorder. Try and see how long this last. Watch for triggers and if this gets serious you can consider asking your doctor about it. Don't worry though, more than likely it is just stress, but even if it is an anxiety disorder, it is nothing to afraid of. You'll be okay.
Anonymous
January 12th, 2017 2:14pm
Feeling nervous could have many different meanings. You may not be aware of the reason, but there is always a reason bhind it. For example, you may unconsciously be worried about something, especially before, during or after exam period. You need to look into your personal life in order to establish the reasons for your nervousness.
WillD
January 14th, 2017 5:47am
I don't think I ever really get nervous for no reason. If I get nervous, it means I'm suppressing something, or dwelling on something. I feel like I usually have a pretty good idea about what's gnawing at me- the reason I get stuck is that I don't have access to the solution for whatever reason, or the "solution" is something that's out of my immediate control. For example, sometimes I will worry about the future, but that's something I have no control over, and therefore I get stuck, and need to find alternate solutions (like doing an exercise, or speaking to a friend or listener). Of course, it's not always so simple.
avamadueno22
January 26th, 2017 3:56pm
It's just anxiety, those things happen. Our body kind of just freaks out a little bit before something happens just because we haven't thought through what will happen and all but those things are very normal.
Anonymous
February 4th, 2017 4:39am
I would say that's a part of having anxiety. I get nervous for no apparent reason a lot. My therapist has been able to help me identify some underlying causes (triggers, if you will), but I still don't know what causes my anxiety much of the time. Getting nervous for no apparent reason doesn't necessarily mean you have anxiety, but it does mean that you could likely benefit from relaxation techniques commonly used by people who do have anxiety (like deep breathing, guided meditations, and grounding techniques, to name a few).
AutumnLeigh
March 2nd, 2017 10:35pm
It could mean several things. One possibility is that you've repressed some things that are bothering you and you need an outlet when those worries you aren't addressing become overwhelming. Talking with a Listener on 7 cups might help you find what you are repressing. In rare cases, nervousness for no reason are a neurological issue. If you have other symptoms, please get a health checkup.
alexxlistens
March 23rd, 2017 11:53pm
It means you are getting anxious. Everyone gets anxious sometimes, but if it happens all the time for no good reason then you should consider getting help.
Anonymous
March 31st, 2017 1:48am
Usually when I get nervous for no reason at all its because of my anxiety. General anxiety can cause nervous feelings.
Juhi2011
April 15th, 2017 5:27am
There are reasons behind everything. I've should try to dig deep and find when you get nervous and work on the issue.
delicatePoetry
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.
Anonymous
April 22nd, 2017 4:11am
It could be anxiety. Most people might think you only get anxiety when you are stressed, but you can start worrying or getting worked up for random reasons like your food is not warm enough or you forgot something at home.
Anonymous
May 28th, 2017 12:22am
Oftentimes anxiety comes from internal stimuli, or indiscernible external stimuli. Some people for example, get thrown into a panic by subte thoughts, environmental changes, or even physiological responses to things
silverBlueberry42
July 7th, 2017 1:38am
I think it means that your mind and body is processing unresolved stress and issues without you being consciously aware of it. You may not be aware of the reason, but it's still rooted in something that can be addressed.
Anonymous
August 10th, 2017 3:29am
Either you are feeling nervous, anxiety, panic attacks, social problems like scared to talk or getting embarrass, fear of something you will fail in
Anonymous
August 16th, 2017 6:33pm
Whilst consulting a professional should always be your first option, it could indicate the beginning of anxiety. However, this is not always the case, and you need a doctor to correctly diagnose this and ensure there are no other probable causes.
hwwof
August 17th, 2017 7:05pm
Doesn't necessarily mean anything. Typically, there is a reason why you suddenly get nervous even though you're not conscious of it. Your body could have perceived something that it didn't like and it prompted the nervous response in order to get you to do something about it.
Anonymous
September 3rd, 2017 8:00am
There is a reason, it's possible you aren't aware of it or are not accepting of the reason being 'valid' enough. Sometimes we feel things. We cannot control feelings any more than we can control sneezing. We are human. It is okay. When you feel nervous "for no reason," consider your circumstances, the environment, any people you are with, the context of a conversation you are in, or any other factors. It is possible you will find a pattern over time with enough awareness. Even being aware that you are feeling nervous can sometimes help make the nervousness feel a little lighter. Love yourself and have patience. You will figure it out one day. It's okay to reach out to a friend or a family member or professional if being nervous for 'no reason' affects your day-to-day wellbeing. Good luck.
Anonymous
September 13th, 2017 7:52pm
There probably is a reason but it may be difficult to find. What is going on around you at the time? What else are you feeling? Does it happen in particular places or at common times?
Alexander121
November 9th, 2017 11:48am
It could be due to underlying stress or anxiety, try talking to someone about it, you might not eve realise how much pressure your body is going through every day :)