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Why do I sometimes feel so anxious even when I'm not in a triggering situation?

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Last Updated: 07/01/2018 at 12:22am
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August 16th, 2016 2:37am
It could be different reasons. In my case I feel anxious when I'm not doing anything or when I'm bored. Try to be always active.
July 21st, 2015 1:57am
Anxiety doesn't go away. You can always dull it, but it is always present. This isn't bad, it isn't unrelenting, it just becomes a fact of life that when you're stressed, you'll be REALLY stressed. Though that anxious feeling will never completely die, you can help cool it down with exposure. Every time you march on through that nervousness, it will become a little bit easier.
December 28th, 2015 7:47am
Because stressing over it causes anxiety so don't stress and think positively towards the situation because a positive mind leads to a positive life
February 17th, 2015 12:10pm
Anxious is all about a pinch , a guilt, a hidden dark side which have to be taken care off,because it mostly get reflected in unwanted situations.
May 7th, 2015 11:59pm
I do feel like this before. I was confused and really don't know why that happened. But as I think about it, I recall all the past situations I've been through and all those situations, I was stressed out but forcing myself to say 'it'll get better'. I try to avoid the anxious feelings and repress in deep down in my mind. And for a few days, while trying to be calm, I suddenly felt being really anxious without seemingly triggering factors involved. In fact, it was a positive situation I am in. However, the positive situation I am in was once the cause of my stress, so perhaps, it brought up the repressed anxieties I have before. However, this is just my case and things might vary on people. It's vital to look at the situation you are in and take note of the circumstances where you feel anxious without the triggers. This way, it will somehow help you understand your emotions. It is also important to take control of it. And if really bothered about it and don't know the reason why, seek professional help.
May 15th, 2015 1:48am
The anxiety could be due to the fear of a triggering situation arising and you are unsure what to do when it happens.
September 7th, 2015 9:45pm
Everyone is different. Its not a one answer fits all. If there is a feeling of anxiety there often even when there are no triggering situations, perhaps it may be time to speak with a trained professional to help with your feelings.
November 2nd, 2015 9:07am
Sometimes my surroundings are causing subconscious anxieties. I've noticed that for me this happens when I'm in a crowded room
May 10th, 2016 8:06am
Because you're worried of the things that could happen, or could never happen. You start to think too much of the future, even when you should be enjoying the present.
September 13th, 2016 12:41am
Due to lack of sleep mostly. I'll feel anxious for days and not really know why. My body has a mind of its own.
May 8th, 2017 9:05pm
mayebe there is an invisible trigger, just to much time alone on one's hand or bad experiences in the past which caused a gad. I believe there is always a cause, just not so obvious at all times so one has to search for it inside.
July 1st, 2018 12:22am
Over Thinking.
January 24th, 2015 2:23pm
There could be many reasons for that. Maybe you have a depression or some other illnesses. Anxiousness is a sign of depression. You should look what makes you feel more anxious and what helps you to avoid this feeling.
October 10th, 2016 6:05pm
Anxiety is a natural emotion and reaction to many stressors in our lives. If you have an anxiety disorder, this may be due to irrational thinking that you keep playing in your mind. I do not know your situation, but perhaps think about events or situations in your life that may make you feel anxious, even if they seem small. If the symptoms persist, it is advised you go to a doctor, who will have a better insight to the problem.