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Recent anxiety

fl1990

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Hi all,

I'm new here and quite surprised to find myself here if I do say so.

I've recently been experiencing increasing anxiety. A little background about myself: I'm a 20 something year old male, my whole life I've been very active. The large majority of my life I've been somewhat of the pioneering type. Always ready to be the first one to try new things or anything for that matter. My entire life I have never struggled with confidence or others perception of me. However, about 1.5 years ago I started having anxiety about doing things that I've literally done multiple times. It started happening every once in a while. But now it is something I've noticed occurring almost daily. I used to have zero issues speaking in front of large groups of people. Now I get nervous speaking in front of 10 plus people. I'm not sure how to cope? I get nervous performing tasks at work that I've done hundreds of times. I can feel my heart rate increase and sometimes I even feel like I'm gonna pass out. I have to like give myself a mental pep talk to make it stop. Either way, I didn't know if you all had any tips to how to cope with this.
 
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Hi there!

You’ll find a lot of us have the same “issues” that you do.
Little bit about me: I used to run 5 times a week and now I’m too “scared” to run because of my heart rate increasing and I’m afraid of passing out. I hate feeling my heart rate increase because I too feel like I am going to faint even though I never do. It’s really frustrating. I don’t have an answer for you on how to get back to your old ways, but I can tell you that anxiety plays dirty tricks on your mind. Find whatever works for you. Stepping away and and focusing on my breath really helps me in times of high anxiety.
 
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