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Anxiety is usually seen as something negative, especially with anxiety disorders affecting a large percentage of the population. But it can be good too- at least to get things done for some. So how do we achieve that sweet spot?
Individuals would first have to be aware if the anxiety they experience is dysfunctional. After all, it is more common to suffer from too much anxiety rather than the lack of it. The article recommends channeling this anxiety into action, a concept which has basis in cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT works to achieve long-term relief from medications by getting individuals to identify and challenge self-defeating thoughts, and to gradually face their fears.
With all that effort expended on feeling anxious, it does serve as a good reminder for us to embrace our anxieties and channel them to an activity that would in turn, allay it (the anxiety). To learn more about this, read here.