Have you ever thought about where anxiety comes from?
How many people have you heard say, “ I am stressed “ or “ My anxiety is taking over “ ?
We acknowledge the person and support them in their moment of need, we even honour ourselves, but have you ever stopped and asked yourself why?
Stress is the body's natural response to feeling fear or apprehension about what is to come. Stress does not affect you until you choose to not take action of the fear or apprehension that is here.
When you don’t take action over that fear or apprehension- you begin to ruminate.
What is rumination? Good question!
The process of continuously thinking about the same thoughts, which tend to be sad or dark, is called rumination. A habit of rumination can be dangerous to your mental health, as it prolongs or intensifies depression as well as impair your ability to think and process emotions.
Anxiety happens when you choose to allow your fear or apprehension to go unresolved over a long period of time.
How do you stop it?
Don’t be afraid to feel your emotions!
Emotions are your first step to let you know- Hey, there is something here you need to check out. That is what they do, so listen to them.
After you address your emotions, then your fear or apprehension will pop up.
Don’t run away from your fear. Turn around and face it. It won’t hurt you.
Ask yourself specific questions to get to the reason why you are stressing out. When you arrive at the answer, find a solution and implement it. That’s it!!
It seems simple, I know! The thing that you need to realize is this. No one is coming to rescue you. You gotta figure it out! Yes, you can reach out to a friend and brainstorm to find a solution to your fear or apprehension. The work to address what has you freaking out is completely and utterly up to you.
The faster you view your fear or apprehension as something to solve the faster you move on with your life. Until- fear or apprehension pop up again.
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