This blog explores the underlying causes of constant anxiety, the debilitating symptoms it can bring, and provides practical strategies to help you find inner peace and manage your anxious thoughts and emotions.

The Cycle of Constant Anxiety

Constant anxiety can create a vicious cycle that is hard to break. Understanding this cycle is key to managing it effectively. Let’s break anxiety to parts.

Unexplained Symptoms

Constant anxiety often manifests as unexplained physical symptoms. You might feel like your heart is racing for no reason, or you may have a persistent feeling that something bad is going to happen.

These symptoms can be confusing and frightening, making you feel like something is wrong with your health, even when medical tests show nothing abnormal.

Fight or Flight Response

Your body is in a constant state of fight or flight. This response is designed to protect you from danger, but when your mind misinterprets safe situations as threats, it can lead to chronic anxiety.

This constant state of alertness can be exhausting and debilitating, affecting your ability to enjoy daily activities and leading to avoidance behaviors.

Impact on Daily Life

The relentless anxiety affects your daily life in significant ways. You may find it hard to focus at work, become clumsy, or avoid social events because the anxiety is overwhelming.

Simple tasks can become daunting, and the fear of experiencing anxiety can prevent you from engaging in activities you once enjoyed.

Coping Mechanisms and Symptoms of Constant Anxiety

People often develop various coping mechanisms to deal with constant anxiety. While some may provide temporary relief, they can also contribute to the cycle of anxiety.

Distraction Techniques

Many people use distraction techniques to cope with anxiety. These might include:

  • Watching Netflix

  • Scrolling through social media

  • Cooking or cleaning excessively

While these activities can temporarily take your mind off your anxiety, they don’t address the root cause and can lead to avoidance behaviors.

Substance Use

Some individuals turn to substances like alcohol to manage their anxiety. This is particularly common on weekends when the lack of work-related distractions makes the anxiety more pronounced.

While substances may provide short-term relief, they can lead to dependency and exacerbate anxiety in the long run.

Complaining and Seeking Help

Constant complaining about anxiety symptoms is another coping mechanism. This behavior is often an unconscious plea for help, hoping someone else can provide a solution.

While talking about your anxiety can be beneficial, relying solely on others to fix it can lead to further feelings of helplessness.

Avoidance of Social Events

Anxiety can make you avoid social events and other enjoyable activities. This avoidance can further isolate you and reinforce the cycle of anxiety.

Missing out on these events can lead to feelings of loneliness and sadness, which can, in turn, increase your anxiety.

Physical and Mental Clumsiness

Constant anxiety can make you physically and mentally clumsy. You may find yourself making mistakes at work, forgetting things, or even injuring yourself due to distraction.

This clumsiness is often a result of your mind being preoccupied with anxious thoughts, making it hard to focus on the task at hand.

Fear of Nights and Sleep

Many people with anxiety dread going to bed. The quiet of the night can make anxious thoughts and feelings more pronounced.

This fear can lead to insomnia, creating a cycle where lack of sleep exacerbates anxiety and vice versa.

Chronic anxiety often leads to feelings of helplessness. Despite numerous medical tests and consultations, you might feel like no one understands what you’re going through.

This helplessness can be incredibly demoralizing, making it even harder to break the cycle of anxiety.

The Consequences of Long-Term Anxiety

Long-term anxiety can have far-reaching effects on your mental and physical well-being. Understanding these consequences can help you recognize the importance of addressing anxiety.

Forced Thinking

One significant consequence of long-term anxiety is forced thinking. This means becoming obsessed with certain thoughts or fears.

If you’re afraid of change, you might become obsessed with control. Your mind will constantly focus on maintaining routines and avoiding anything that feels threatening.

Neglecting Relationships

Anxiety can also lead to neglecting relationships. This isn’t intentional, but because your mind is preoccupied with anxiety, it has little energy left for nurturing relationships.

Your subconscious mind is focused on your survival, leaving no room for caring for others, even though you consciously love and care about them.

Confusion and Pessimism

Long-term anxiety can cause a constant state of confusion. You’re always searching for answers but finding none, leading to a confused mind.

Pessimism is another consequence. Anxiety can make you see the world through a negative lens, making it hard to find joy or hope in your daily life.


Constant anxiety is exhausting. Imagine the toll on your body if you were at the gym for hours every day.

Anxiety takes a significant amount of energy, leaving you feeling tired all the time. Panic attacks can be so draining that you might need to sleep for extended periods to recover.

Lack of Motivation

Anxiety drains your motivation. Your mind is so occupied with worry that it can’t focus on anything else.

This lack of motivation affects your ability to enjoy hobbies, make plans, or find joy in daily activities.

Impact on Daily Functioning

Anxiety can lead to forced thinking, where you become obsessed with certain thoughts or fears. This obsession can make it difficult to focus on anything else.

It can also cause you to neglect relationships, as your mind is too preoccupied with anxiety to nurture connections with others.

Confusion and pessimism are common, making it hard to see the positive side of life.

Uncovering the Root Causes of Constant Anxiety

To effectively manage anxiety, it’s essential to understand its root causes. Let’s explore some common underlying factors.

Feeling Out of Control

One primary root cause of anxiety is the belief that you’re not in control of your surroundings.

This belief often stems from childhood experiences where you felt powerless. As a result, you develop a need to control everything in your life.

Childhood Experiences

Childhood experiences play a significant role in shaping anxiety. If you grew up in an environment where you felt unsafe, your body may become conditioned to see danger everywhere.

Family gatherings, certain people, or specific situations can trigger anxiety because they remind you of past trauma.

Crash of Belief System

A crash of your belief system can also trigger constant anxiety. For example, if you believed you had control over your life and an event proves otherwise, it can be destabilizing.

This crash can occur at any age and often leads to a profound sense of anxiety as you struggle to come to terms with your lack of control.

Fear of Dying

Another deep-rooted cause of anxiety is the unconscious fear of dying. This fear often stems from a feeling that you haven’t lived or achieved your desires.

Even mundane activities, like grocery shopping, can trigger this fear, causing your heart to race and your mind to panic.

Separation and Loss

Separation, betrayal, divorce, or losing loved ones can also be root causes of anxiety. These events make you realize how little control you have over life.

Your mind becomes hyper-focused on finding ways to regain control, leading to heightened anxiety.

Constant Battle for Survival

If your childhood was marked by a constant battle for survival, your body might be conditioned to see danger everywhere.

This conditioning can make everyday situations feel threatening, triggering anxiety even in safe environments.

Illusion of Control

The need to control everything in life is an illusion. While you might temporarily feel in control, the reality is that many aspects of life are beyond your control.

Recognizing this can be a significant step towards managing anxiety effectively.

Strategies for Releasing Anxiety and Finding Inner Peace

Finding ways to release anxiety and achieve inner peace is crucial for a balanced life. Here are some effective strategies to help you manage anxiety.

Mind-Body Connection

Understanding the connection between your mind and body is essential. You must recognize that they work together to influence your overall well-being.

Focus on holistic approaches that address both mental and physical health for effective anxiety management.


Breathing exercises can significantly reduce anxiety. Slow, deep breaths help calm your mind and body.

  • Practice slow breathing

  • Hold your breath briefly

  • Exhale slowly

Consistent breathwork can train your body to maintain a calm state.

Root Cause Therapy

Delving into the root causes of your anxiety can be transformative. Techniques like hypnotherapy can uncover deep-seated fears and traumas.

Understanding why your mind perceives certain situations as threats can help you reframe these perceptions. This is what RTT Hypnotherapy helps with.

Contingency Plans

Creating contingency plans for worst-case scenarios can alleviate anxiety. Knowing you have a plan B, C, or D can provide a sense of control.

Writing these plans in a journal can make you feel more prepared and less helpless.

Connecting with Nature

Spending time in nature is a powerful way to reduce anxiety. Nature has inherent healing properties that can soothe your mind and body.

  • Go for walks

  • Take hikes

  • Breathe in fresh air

Regularly connecting with nature can significantly improve your mental health.

Educate Yourself

Learning about anxiety, its causes, and its effects can empower you. The more you know, the better equipped you are to manage it.

Educate yourself on both the conscious and subconscious mind to gain a comprehensive understanding.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness involves being present in the moment and aware of your thoughts and feelings. It helps you recognize anxiety triggers and respond calmly.

  • Practice meditation

  • Engage in journaling

  • Reflect on your thoughts

Mindfulness can help you make informed choices and reduce anxiety.

Seek Professional Help

Sometimes, professional guidance is necessary. Therapists can provide specialized techniques and support to help you manage anxiety.

Hypnotherapy has been proven to help you make rapid changes in your way of thinking and your beliefs. Booking a free consultation can give you a better understanding of that the process is.

Join Supportive Communities

Being part of a community that understands your struggles can be incredibly supportive. Sharing experiences and strategies can offer new perspectives.

  • Join online forums

  • Attend support groups

  • Engage in community activities

Supportive communities can provide emotional relief and practical advice.


Regular self-reflection helps you understand your anxiety better. It involves looking inward to identify patterns, triggers, and emotions.

Engage in self-reflection exercises like journaling to gain deeper insights into your anxiety.

Embrace Continuous Learning

Managing anxiety is an ongoing process. Continuously learning about new strategies and techniques can keep you ahead in your journey.

Subscribe to my channel to learn more and to use self-hypnosis for healing anxiety and fears, read books or take my Anti-anxiety course to shift anxious thoughts by targeting the strongest mind – your subconscious.

Warm regards,

Kate Semeniuk,

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Mindset Formula coach