Difference between Worry, Stress & Anxiety
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1. Understand what you can and cannot control.
2. Stop comparing with others (and their stress areas)
1. Have structured distractions like listening to music, talking a walk, sketching.
2. Limit stimulants like alcohol, sugar etc.
3. Toe exercise
Immediate-return environment: your actions instantly deliver clear and immediate outcomes.
Delayed Return Environment: the choices you make today will not benefit you immediately. If you save money now, you'll have enough for retirement later.
Just like the fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, where the preferred porridge has to be neither too hot nor too cold, and the preferred bed has to be neither too soft nor too hard, we have to find our sweet spot which has the right amount of stress, anxiety, challenge and thrill, while not being paralyzing or life-sucking.
Demanding jobs carry with them worry, stress and anxiety, but not having anything to worry about in a job is also detrimental to our well-being.
The function of the brain is not to keep us happy. The function is to protect us from possible threats.
Our brains create "what if" scenarios of what could go wrong. Achievers are familiar with the brain's stories it tells itself that may increase anxiety. Identifying these patterns is a vital step in reducing anxiety and reclaiming inner peace.
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