CAN ANXIETY BE CAUSED BE GOOD STRESS?
You might wonder what good stress is, but imagine how you would feel if you’ve
been told that you’ve won a lottery worth millions of dollars. Good news like this will
stress you up, and the stress will be accompanied by anxiety.
Consider starting a new relationship, a new job, a fun-seeking adventure, or even a
life-changing event. All these are instances that bring joy into your life, but they
somehow cause uncomfortable feelings of anxiety.
Here are four ways in which you can handle stress and anxiety.
1. Anxiety Shows You care
The more you care about a person or a thing, the more anxious you can feel about
them. This anxiety gives you the motivation to protect that which you care about.
When you’ve just received the news that you’ve won the lottery, your mind will start
racing. You’ll be asking yourself whether you’ll actually receive the cash or not, and
even after receiving it, you'll be confused about how to spend it, and fear will set in.
2. Worrying About an Experience is Slithery
Anxiety is the fear of the unknown and is caused by stress, good or bad. You can use
anxiety as a trigger for you to take some action, rather than idling around worrying
yourself to death.
For example, if you are anxious about a deadline to be met, ask yourself what you
can do right now to help beat the deadline. If the deadline can’t be met, then start
working on something that can remedy the situation.
3. The Way You Consider Stress Can Lower Your Anxiety
Stressors will make you feel uncomfortable, but don’t consider them to be harmful.
Scientists have shown that the way you think about stress will determine how it will
impact you. Considering stress as a companion that’s helping you to focus on your
goals is the best way to reduce the anxiety associated with stress.
4. Keep Anxiety Healthy
There’s no way you can avoid anxiety. Not all anxieties are unhealthy, some can be
healthy depending on how you think about them. Healthy anxiety alerts you about a
conflict or problems in your life and motivates you to take some action and keep
focused until you solve the problem. Healthy anxiety makes you accountable for
your actions but in a friendly manner.
Unhealthy anxiety is one that harasses and overwhelms you. Unhealthy anxiety
causes intense fear and may actually be harmful to your health. If anxiety becomes
persistent, the best way to handle it is to think about how important it is to you. If
you think positively about anxiety, it will not escalate to dangerous levels.
Anxiety is part of life. As long as you are alive, you’ll get anxious once in a while.
What matters most is how you consider anxiety when it sets in. As you can see from
the above argument, anxiety is a friend that you can make to work to your
Anxiety is just a signal that you need to do something. If you don’t handle anxiety
well, it can become a bad friend. So, always think positively about anxiety and it will
help you lead a positive life.
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