EPISODE 241 Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand and with recent news stories of celebrities it’s a good time to talk about how anxiety affects our lives and careers. Many people deal with some type of anxiety or have close family members that do so having a discussion around the impact of anxiety is important.
STUFF WE LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
When does worry transition to anxiety? It comes down to the amount of distress that you’re feeling. We all worry! When the level of worry stops you from doing what you normally do, it has transitioned to anxiety. Avoiding important things and living in the future can also create anxiety, which can cause our brain to ruminate on worst case scenarios.
How much of your life is being impaired by anxiety? The clearest sign of anxiety is avoidance. Are you making decisions based on preference or fear?
Self medication is often a way people cope with anxiety. It’s important to be careful that your relationship with a substance/activity is a healthy one. High functioning individuals can turn to coping strategies such as over-exercising or staying overly busy, which can be another avoidance mechanism.
You are not alone in this! Anxiety disorders are on the rise for all ages.
QUOTES BY CHRIS
Build resiliency by doing hard things instead of avoiding them!
Initiate difficulty in your life in small doses to teach yourself how to deal with the stress and feeling of being uncomfortable.