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.

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Wow, I totally get where you’re coming from. I think it’s so easy to view anxiety as this bad thing that we need to fight against, but that article really made me stop and think. It’s like, maybe there’s a reason why we feel anxious and maybe it’s actually trying to tell us something. Like when the article mentioned using anxiety as a sign of alertness, that really resonated with me. It’s like a lightbulb went off in my head, you know? I’ve never really thought of anxiety in that way before. I think taking a step back and trying to understand where the anxiety is coming from might actually be a game-changer. Like, it can help us learn more about ourselves and why we react the way we do. I’m definitely gonna try to shift my perspective on anxiety and see if it makes a difference. Thanks for sharing that article! It’s been really eye-opening.