In today’s world where social media makes a tremendous deal of influence, most women are rushing to blend in or make their way to be noticed or be extraordinary. The powerful force of opinion is what runs this world now. It is what causes anxiety in women, and they just don’t want to admit it, or they may be unaware of it.
“Anxiety is a reaction to a situation we perceive as stressful or dangerous,” says Monique Reynolds, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist.
What Are The Things That Fuel Anxiety In Women?
Growing up watching Disney movies, women are hopeful of the happily ever after. They are anxious about meeting the right one that sometimes they rush into the first guy who gives them affection, thinking he is the knight in shining armor.
Weddings make women anxious. Most of them have a dream wedding – the motif, venue, and preparations. Some may even dream about this every time, and it makes them restlessly worried when they think they are falling behind, especially those in the mid-30s. Anxiety becomes more serious as some are scared it may never come.
Women have established themselves as competitive in this modern world. They have proven that they can do almost every job – from politics to law to construction and labor. And with all the choices and opportunities nowadays, women are anxious to prove themselves or help the family with finances. They are eager to make a difference because the day has come when they finally can.
With modern technology, it is not impossible to look as gorgeous as Gal Gadot. Anyone can undergo surgery to achieve a particular look or body figure as long as she has the money. Some women take advantage of this, and some may even be addicted to undergoing surgeries. They don’t get satisfaction, and they think there is more. Unfortunately for some, operations don’t turn out majestic. Some are disasters just like what happened to one of the most iconic musicians who ever lived – the late Michael Jackson.
- Material Things
From clothes, bags, shoes, perfumes, makeups, gadgets, and more, women have made an expensive hobby – collecting signature possessions. The more expensive their things are, the more respected they would be. Money matters on this matter that’s why some women go their way, getting lost in their budget trying to look expensive. Some work hard to afford what they couldn’t afford which affects financial stability because these things depreciate – may be an emotional investment but never a wise one.
Only a few people have grasped the art of not caring about what other people will say. Some may strongly say they don’t care, but in fact, the only reason they say it is to avoid rejection. Humans are naturally vain. They say they don’t dress up for others but to feel good about themselves. But how would you feel good just by looking at yourself? Of course, you feel good because people think you look good.
This world is more complicated than it was before when women were simply women. Now, along with their rights to equality comes needs and wants that they become anxious. They seem to be always in a rush to accomplish something or be someone. When they fail to do and be so, depression comes along – the result of an unsuccessful actualization of the reason for anxiety.
“The first thing to do when you get anxious is to breathe,” says Tom Corboy, MFT. You have to do some “Deep diaphragmatic breathing is a powerful anxiety-reducing technique because it activates the body’s relaxation response. It helps the body go from the fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system to the relaxed response of the parasympathetic nervous system,” said Marla W. Deibler, PsyD.
You can also do this: “Picture yourself on a river bank or outside in a favorite park, field or beach. Watch leaves pass by on the river or clouds pass by in the sky. Assign [your] emotions, thoughts [and] sensations to the clouds and leaves, and just watch them float by.” – Psychiatrist Kelli Hyland, M.D.