Anxiety is a complex emotion. Anxiety can be described as ‘a negative mood state characterised by bodily symptoms of physical tension and apprehension about the future.’ Anxiety, trauma, depression and panic disorders share the common symptoms of worry and panic.
People of different ages and cultures regard death differently. Middle age adults are usually most fearful of death, while the young seem to have a sense of unique vulnerability about death. Similarly, just as there are many ways of dying, there are many ways to grieve.
Phobias are different to normal stressors in that the fear and associated anxiety caused by the object most feared (for example, flying, open spaces, spiders, snakes, water, even exams) can be ‘irrational’ in a given context and is not necessarily associated with a threat or damage to a person’s wellbeing.
Having self-confidence means you can recognise your strengths, trust yourself in difficult situations and react positively to criticism and emotional/relationship difficulties. Life is not always that easy and sometimes self-confidence is hard to find. Everyone has their own story to tell, and each individual embodies the changes that have happened to them from their understanding and learning of the world in which they live.