Are You Letting Worry Get the Best of You?
5 steps to break the persistent cycle of anxiety
Worrying can take the fun out of everything.
For many, living in a state of mental apprehension is a fact of life.
As Gilda Radner often said and explored in her book of the same name, It’s Always Something.
We just can’t seem to get away from all the niggling barbs of life poking their way into our brains with problems, issues, and unnerving restlessness.
Here are a few examples that may sound familiar.
Are you anxious about the outcome of a project or looming presentation?
Feeling a sense of dread about losing your job
Concerned your significant other has lost interest?
How would you like to end all the worry and start living again?
Yes, it’s possible, and worth a try — especially when you consider how crippling the emotion is to a majority of the population. Maybe even you.
First, realize that worry — the good kind — isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s a normal function of a healthy brain.
The tipping point happens when excessive worry takes over your life and prevents you from participating in activities that are important or productive.
The result? You may feel like you’ve lost control and are no longer able to operate at your peak mental or physical ability. Depression and hopelessness set in, leaving you paralyzed and uncertain about your future. And those are sure signs that worry has evolved into anxiety — a potentially disabling and destructive situation.