The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It
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Many of the problems humans worry about are problems of the future.
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Worry is the cognitive part of anxiety, with it's repetitive and obsessive thought patterns in our mind. Worry is sometimes essential for us to solve problems or take action, provided we are not st...
Stress is a biological response(or a reaction) to external changes and forces beyond one's resources. Signs of stress include a rapid heart rate, shallow breath, and an adrenaline rush.
Acute stress or temporary stress is normal and even beneficial. Chronic stress is linked to health concerns like heart disease and a weakened immune system.
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Anxiety is the culmination of worry and stress. It is a state of body and mind which is stressed and worried for no apparent reason, like a response to a false alarm.
An anxiety disorder is an acute form of anxiety and a serious medical condition.
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As it turns out. Our brains are continually imagining futures that will meet our needs and things that could stand in the way of them. And sometimes any of those needs may be in conflict with each ...
We worry because our pre-conditioned mind cannot be left alone. Like a motor that cannot be switched off, the mind keeps running, performing background thinking at all times.
Studies show people would rather prefer to be electrocuted with mild electric shocks than to just sit in a room doing nothing.
Mindfulness is a practice of observing our mind's activity and is the antidote to worry.
Mindfulness results in increased attention, better working memory, and an awareness of mind while enriching the neural connections of the brain.
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Acknowledge and accept it. It is a normal reaction to something we perceive as a threat. Reframe your anxiety and don't identify with it. These are just feelings, thoughts and emotions that come an...
Dedicate 30 minutes a day to worrying. Do this at the same time and place. This will help you be more present in the rest of the day.
During your "worrying time", try to make the difference between what you can control and what you can't.
Try to switch perspective a little.
See this isolation period as an opportunity to slow down and focus on yourself and your household.
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