Anxiety is the body’s response to perceived danger and is otherwise known as the body’s fight, flight, freeze or fawn mechanism. When one feels anxious their heart may start to beat a little bit faster, they may start to feel hot, they may breathe a little bit faster, or their palms may become sweaty for example. The person may also start to worry or have anxious thoughts. Anxiety is normal and everybody experiences it at some point in their lives. Sometimes anxiety can be a good thing too. It is the emotion that help somebody to try their best when playing a match or acting in a play for example, as it can help the person perform to their best ability. Anxiety only becomes a problem when it prevents the individual from accessing otherwise preferred activities.