The world today is moving at a fast pace and contrary to popular belief, the aggressive advancement of technology and globalisation may very well be responsible for several mental health issues plummeting people into a state of depression and anxiety.
Irrespective of where we are, be it at work or at home, we might even be on a holiday and remain connected to the events taking place all around the world through the Internet and various portable devices. Updates on social activities and world affairs are just a touch away thanks to the many social media platforms, news apps, and incessant notifications.
This leaves little room for people to enjoy the present moment because we are almost always eager to know more and eventually compromise our mental health.
Anxiety is a major consequence of such interconnectedness, which may cause excessive worrying, fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, etc. It can occur in stressful situations, such as taking a test or public speaking. An indicator of when feelings become excessive and interfere with daily life is the body’s natural response to stress and can manifest differently in people.