When Fighting Anxiety Is Fighting Yourself

I recently read this article and I was really struck by the idea that fighting anxiety might be fighting yourself. Anxiety is so pervasive in our society, especially right now with the pandemic, that it can be easy to forget that anxiety is an emotion and that it can be a helpful emotion in certain contexts. The article even mentions that it can be a sign of alertness and can serve to motivate us to do better. I think it’s important to remember that fighting anxiety isn’t always the best way to go. Instead, it might be better to try to understand and accept anxiety as part of our overall experience. This might mean taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture and trying to understand the root cause of the anxiety. This could help us to learn more about ourselves and our reactions to certain situations, and ultimately be more equipped to handle them.