Speaking Or Texting In Anxiety - Mental Health Reality

Updated: Aug 2

There’s always a feeling of nervousness, worry or unease about something with an

uncertain outcome. There’s always a strong desire or concern to do something or for

something to happen. So today this blog is all about nervousness or uneasiness

that a person goes through in his life.



Many people refer to this as Depression and many do refer to it as Anxiety. All this nervousness, worry or strong desire about something is called Anxiety. “Anxiety” is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certaifrn situations out of worry.


Simply if we say, anxiety symptoms can range from life-altering phobias such as fear of

driving to seemingly normal occurrences like headaches or fatigue. Though anxiety affects

everyone, it differs from person to person in the way it manifests, why it manifests, and to

what magnitude it occurs. It could be seen from various perspectives like texting, speaking, face-to-face, and so on.


Texting in anxiety could lead to ill-mannered or disrespectful behaviour.


Many people take texting anxiety or phone anxiety as a joke, which is not. Because the anxiety associated with texting culture is turning into a serious mental health issue.


Texting anxiety is exactly what it sounds like: anxiety associated with messaging on a phone or other smart device:


  • Sometimes it might even translate into physical symptoms including sweaty palms and jitters.

  • It can lead to a lot of stress and anxiety in some people.

  • The need to always be available, the obligation to be responsive and the fear of being called out are what are leading to text anxiety.

This in turn makes people avoid chats, and indulge in delayed responses, but again the fear of being called out is also what is leading to anxiety.


Anxiety can cause slurry thoughts. It can impact speech in various ways such as:


  • When you become anxious, your mouth may become dry and your voice may

become shaky, both of which can make it hard to get words out.

  • You may experience decreased concentration, which can cause you to stumble over

or forget words.

  • You may also notice that your speech becomes slower or that you stutter more

often, both of which can be mistaken for “slurred” speech.


Speech anxiety can range from a slight feeling of “nerves” to a nearly incapacitating fear.

Some of the most common symptoms of speech anxiety are:

shaking,

sweating,

butterflies in the stomach, dry mouth, rapid heartbeat, and squeaky voice. So for preventing speaking or texting anxiety, try to take space or even create physical distance between you and your phone. Or put your phone in another room or turn it on “do not disturb”. You can turn off your notifications or mute yourself. Taking a break from your phone, and adhering to a natural environment, free of digital influences can help too. You may feel the fear of missing out “FOMO” as you popularly would know it as. But this would actually help you to stay calm and think positive.


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