Is Anxiety Always a Bad Thing?
It’s pretty natural to want to avoid experiences that make us feel uncomfortable. The sensations that occur when we step outside of our comfort zone can be overwhelming and often we fall into the trap of having anxiety about our anxiety!
There are times though when feeling anxious is a good thing. It can push us to examine ourselves in a more thoughtful way. I’ve worked with many clients who develop an intimate relationship with themselves that didn’t exist before experiencing anxiety.
I encourage you to challenge the assumption that anxiety is always a bad thing…and a sign that something is wrong. Look more closely at the beliefs underlying the anxiety…what are you telling yourself? Slow down and observe how you respond to anxiety…can you greet the sensations as you would an old friend, or do you fear your own anxiety? What we resist will persist. So one option is to welcome anxiety into your life and see what is trying to get your attention!
Working with a skilled therapist is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself when working through self-growth. For more information about my services and practice, please visit www.connectedliving-fl.com.
-Dr. Corinne Scholtz is the Founder of The Center of Connected Living- Fl, South Florida’s premier location for couples counseling, family therapy and individual counseling. Her practice is located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale (33301) with an additional location on Commercial Blvd. (33308).