There's that word. Anxiety. That one we've all have crossed paths with at one point or another.
As you may know anxiety is often connected with worry, uneasiness, frustration or dread. Feelings of anxiety often have a negative impact on our physical and mental health. However, what if told you a certain amount of anxiety is useful - even indispensable. It can be helpful, to alert your mind to risk and provide the extra mental charge to think through your choices. It is a protection that has evolved to prevent us from entering into dangerous situations and to enable us to escape from them. If we do find ourselves in a potentially dangerous situation, the fight-or-flight response brought on by anxiety helps us to make a appropriate response by increasing our performance and stamina.
Anxiety is a normal response to life experiences we all have to face daily but high anxiety can be more of a hindrance than a help. Ultimately, the absence of anxiety becomes a signal itself that something is wrong so take a deep breath and use your anxiety for good.