If you're overly anxious about every little thing that goes on... then you're not the only one who is feeling so. Millions of people feel anxious every day, and hundreds-of-thousands of people are diagnosed with clinical anxiety every year. However, it is not as negative as you might think. Here are
If you're overly anxious about every little thing that goes on... then you're not the only one who is feeling so. Millions of people feel anxious every day, and hundreds-of-thousands of people are diagnosed with clinical anxiety every year. However, it is not as negative as you might think. Here are some benefits of having anxiety!
Most peoel cant see anythign ostivie in anxiety . After all, anxiety has many unpleasant symptoms and negatively impacts our entire being--thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and behaviors. Anxiety most definitely gets in the way of our ability to make and live our lives. Yet anxiety offers some positives and, in some ways, it can be an asset to our lives. Below we will examine some ot the benefits of anxiety.
1. Anxiety is a smoke alarm
If you're anxious about something seemingly insignificant, it might not be so rim reality. Next time you feel anxious, take a closer look at yourself and find out whether your anxiety is pointing towards something. Sometimes, that nagging notion that something isn’t right can help us avert problems. This elaborate warning system can keep us safe from unforeseen harm. When you feel anxious, instead of worrying about anxiety itself, try to focus on what you can do to change it.
2. Anxiety is motivation
Stress and anxiety act as your personal motivational gurus. When you feel anxious about certain outcomes or your future, you think of everything that could possibly go wrong. However, think of it this way. When you can imagine everything going wrong, why not go ahead and fix it? Anxiety can act as your personal guide to making your work, hobby or report card better. This will not only make you a perfectionist but will also relieve some stress from your daily life.
3. Anxiety is compassion
When you are anxious about your loved ones, you know you are stressed because you care. Sometimes way too much. However, your anxiety in this case is not negative. It focuses on the goodwill and wellbeing of others, which is noble
beyond reason. To care about someone so much that it hampers your own peace of mind is not only courageous, but also very reflective of your own beauty. Worrying about a loved one can strengthen our sense of connection and caring and help us take measures to protect them. Anxiety can lead to nurturing, both others and ourselves.
Anxiety isn't all bad. It can have a positive purpose and benefits to our wellbeing. When you feel anxious or think worrying thoughts, pause to really listen to what your brain and body are trying to tell you. Use the message to take positive action. Practicing responding to anxiety in purposeful ways can guide a process of finding balance in every aspect of your life: work and play, social time and private time, rest and activity, etc.
Anxiety does have benefits, but that doesn't mean that you have to love living with it. Anxiety, whether a full-blown anxiety disorder or ordinary life stress and worry, has negative effects on our lives. It's okay to acknowledge that because that leads the way towardsa positive action and treatment.
What is mentioned above isn't a denial that anxiety is bothersome; instead, it's an offering of a different perspective. When we can see problems with openness and increase our awareness of their positive side, we will use them to our advantage. We can even stop berating ourselves for experiencing anxiety and begin to appreciate our whole selves.
If, however you find that anxiety is preventing you from moving forward and is interfering in one or more areas of your life, take this as another message that it's okay to seek help.