5 Things Probably Causing You Anxiety (And What to do About Them)

5 Things Probably Causing You Anxiety (And What to do About Them)

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If you’re stressed, chances are it’s one of these 5 things causing your anxiety. Learn more about these challenges and get some helpful solutions and resources.

Dealing with stress is difficult. It’s not pleasant for anyone. But unfortunately, it’s part of the human experience – a great equalizer. We all need to deal with anxiety at one time or another.

However, if you’re chronically stressed, it’s worth taking a look at different areas of your life and trying to find the cause (and solution!)

5 Things Probably Causing You Anxiety (And What to do About Them)

If you’re familiar with my work, then you know I’m a recovered anxiety sufferer. I’ve written a bestselling relaxation guide book called Instant Calm. Plus I’m the founder of a groundbreaking video course, The Anxiety Cure, which has helped many thousands of people around the world.

Below are five things research repeatedly shows cause many of us stress in our lives. Plus I also share what you can do if you’re currently struggling with any of these challenges..

1. Money

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Money tends to be one of the top things that people worry about. We all need money to survive, to keep a roof over our head and to be able to eat.

At the same time, money can also give us a more satisfying life. It can enable us buy the things that we enjoy, to do activities that we find fun and rewarding.

Even if you have enough money to survive on, it can sometimes feel like you never have enough because there’s always something more that you want to do.

If you’re stressed about money, the first thing to do is try to get it under control.

  • try your best to get debts paid off
  • arrange affordable repayments with a debt management company
  • do what you can to stop letters and phone calls from harassing you for the money
  • set a budget and stick to it
  • change your money mindset, so you feel more confident about bringing in money (I share a helpful Money Abundance Meditation here.)

Soon you’ll feel back in control of your cash.

If you have any extra money, work out where your priorities lie. Save some so you give yourself a ‘buffer’ against emergencies but you also get to enjoy your hard earned money.

Find a way to earn more money. 

  • consider starting a blog (click here to find out more)
  • explore an online business (click here to find out more)
  • get into freelancing your passions and talents
  • explore trading ( click here to find out more)

Find things to do that you find rewarding which don’t cost a lot of money.

  • exercising or learning a sport
  • spending time with animals
  • starting an art, writing or photography project
  • reading good books
  • learning to cook

2. Your job

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Yes “your job” is linked with “your money.”  But they are also different. After all, you could find a job that pays very well (or enough), but it could still cause you significant stress if …

  • you’re overworked
  • or you’re underworked
  • your boss is a nightmare
  • you have colleagues who are bullies
  • your job is not a good fit for your personality
  • you’re in a dead end career and you feel disheartened by the fact that you can’t work your way up.

Think carefully about your next move. It can take bravery to change your job. But if you’re unhappy in your work it could be one of the best decisions you ever make.

You might be able to…

  • transfer to another company
  • switch to another area of your present company so you’re doing something different
  • earn a promotion so you feel more valued and excited

If all else fails and you just don’t like the field of work you’re in, you could go with a total change of career.

Be ready for the following…

  • starting at the bottom and working your way back up
  • going back to university and spending years studying again first
  • a significant pay cut for a fair period of time

But with patience, this change in career can prove to be very worth it, if you’re simply incredibly unhappy right now. 

3. Health

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Health is one of those things that you don’t tend to think too much about… until it goes wrong. 

But if you’ve had a recent health scare or disappointing diagnosis, then your health will be forefront in your mind.

Maybe you’ve experienced a serious illness or you’re enduring diabetes, a digestive disorder, a loss in sight or hearing.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of things that can go wrong with the human body, which will require you to change your lifestyle significantly after a diagnosis.

  • put in the effort to stop eating sugary and processed foods. I offer tools here to stop binge eating.
  • seek the medical help you need from doctors and nutritionists 
  • look after your mental health during a time of illness – as your emotional wellbeing is directly connected to your physical wellbeing.
  • use social media and forums to connect with others in the same health situation
  • spend time reading books about health – so you’re well informed. Here’s a health book with lots of cutting edge knowledge on immunity, disease, and longevity.
  • make sure you have others who understand your health concerns – so you don’t feel like you’re in it alone.

4. Relationships

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The person you’re in a romantic relationship with affects your life in big ways. After all, you spend a lot of your time with this person. So if things are bad in your romantic relationship, then that unhappiness will spill over to other areas of your life.

The thought of divorce or separation can be really scary. But if you’ve tried hard to make things work and aren’t finding a resolution, then it could be the best option.

Or, you could try couples counseling to try and work through things.

Sometimes relationships naturally have their ups and downs. So you may simply need to keep on communicating to sort things out.

If you feel you’re in a relationship with a toxic partner, you will benefit from my video course about managing and disarming narcissists and other toxic people.

5. Your home

Home is where the heart is. You need a home that feel comfortable, safe and personal to you. 

Sometimes decluttering can help you to feel more at home!

  • Throw away things that you no longer need – or don’t bring you joy (as Marie Kondo reminds).
  • Box up what you don’t use but is still good.  Send it to charity or a loved one.
  • Organize everything that’s left in a way that makes sense and is easy to find.

If you’re able to get hold of any painting and decorating supplies, then you could also do what you can to improve the overall appearance of your home.

  • hang framed photos
  • dot plants and flowers around rooms
  • display your favorite books on a shelf
  • bring in your favorite color using cushions, throws, rugs and lamps

Your mission: Make your home feel inviting – like it’s your special sanctuary to relax. 

Get more support with whatever is causing you anxiety.

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  • Reduce stress, overwhelm & overthinking.
  • Improve sleep & daily calm.
  • Boost confidence & productivity.
  • Feel more hopeful, relaxed & happy.

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