Anxiety can elicit a strong physiological response to a perceived or real threat. It can be debilitating and can put our mind and body through the action of flight or fight.
Cyberbullying can exacerbate anxiety or bring it on. It can make us fear the one thing we found joy in. Be it our Facebook or twitter accounts, our emails and even our phone.
Anxiety can manifest differently in each person, and sometimes it's good to know the variations of how it can creep up on you. Moreover, what to do when it does.
For me, my chest can become very tight and painful. I also feel a tingling sensation all through my body and may feel extreme cold or extremely hot.
For some, Anxiety can cause the heart to race or bring on severe nausea. It can be most unpleasant!
When we are online and facing ongoing bullying we may experience Anxiety. Even after the bullying has ended, we may still feel anxious about going online again.
Have you experienced anxious thoughts and sensations as result of bullying?
We can't always switch off online or want too, so what are some of things you've done to cope? What could you share here, that can help fellow cybersmilers to deal with anxiety?