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Anxiety can be more damaging then widely considered

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

Nobody likes anxiety. It's uncomfortable, it prevents us from being our best selves, and encourages us to visit the restroom frequently! But this modern day companion can often be more damaging then what we give it credit for.

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the minds response (feeling) that is brought about by internal and/or external pressure that we call STRESS. Anxiety urges our behaviors to resolve the stress so that we can come back to homeostasis or relaxation.

Mild, short-term anxiety can actually be a good thing. It can drive us to push forward and overcome. This is its PURPOSE. But what happens when Anxiety lasts longer then it should. What happens when we can't get back to relaxation.

This is one of the most common mental health disorders in our modern world. Because in our current world it can be very difficult to find relaxation. With all the stimulus that is around us...this should not be a surprise.

So when the internal or external stress persists and our coping feels our body responds in a few different ways, which are all the different Anxiety disorders.

General Anxiety Disorder: I can't stop worrying

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: trying to get control

Panic Disorder: Anxiety increasing out of control

Agoraphobia: Finding no coping that will work, fear keeps you at home. Considered the terminal end of Anxiety.

Chronic anxiety can lead to decreased immune system, migrians, inflammatory diseases, GI disease, and sleep disorders. So it is very important that we learn to take care of our stress and anxiety

But How?

There are several coping strategies that have a lot of research baking them. These include exercises, guided meditation, self guided meditation, yoga, peer groups, and worship.

Below are some resources that you can use. If you feel you need to see a professional, please feel free to contact us. We would love to help!

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