Everyone feels anxious about one thing or another at some point in their lives; a likely cause may be a combination of factors including your genetic makeup or environmental reasons.

Anxiety is a very complex disorder with many layers to it and what may trigger a person to become anxious or erupt into panic will differ depending on the events in their lives, their emotional state or their experiences at that particular moment in time but when you live with a severe anxiety disorder on a daily basis as I do, even the smallest of events, emotions or experiences can easily trigger me to have an anxiety attack or cause me to go into complete panic mode. 

Here are just some of the things that can easily cause me to have an instant Anxiety or Panic attack on any given day:

Posting a selfie.

Posting a Blog.

Sudden, loud noises.

Reading people’s facial expressions or body language. 

Making plans which involve me having to make decisions; making decisions, period. 


When my kids start a sentence with; I have to tell you something.

Running into people when I’m somewhere; anywhere for that matter.

Answering my phone when I’m not expecting a call.

Making a phone call, to anyone. 

Knowing I have to get out of bed in the morning before I am mentally able; just one of the many things that cause me to have very distressing and restless sleeps. 

Reading between the lines of a text message I’ve just received.

Sending a text message, to anyone. 

Walking into any public space, alone or in a group; doesn’t really matter.

Walking into a room where I see mess, disorder or lots of clutter; oh especially clutter. 

Dealing with a conflict or argument. 

Rude people. Mean people. 

Negative thoughts that I tell myself, often. 

Something throughout my day that may remind me of a bad memory or difficult event from my past.

And sometimes, actually more often than you may think, there is absolutely no underlying reason at all.

What is one thing that can trigger you to have an anxiety or panic attack that maybe someone who doesn’t suffer from them regularly may not realize could be so easily triggering?

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Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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