Anxiety makes us uncomfortable. It is our brain's way of telling us that something bad is happening and that we should do something about it right now.
But, the problem is that we do things to relieve our anxiety. It's exactly the reason why this "anxiety" that we have at the moment will come back in a different form.
When we do something to soothe ourselves from the anxiety, our brain learns that we should keep doing it whenever an anxiety pops up.
Short-term avoidance of anxiety leads to long-term maintenance of anxiety.
Handling anxious thoughts is tricky, however, the best response is to do nothing. It's easy to say but hard to do, yet if we continuously become dismissive towards the anxious thought consistently, our brain then becomes good at filtering out the anxiety noise.
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