Anxiety and Its Questions

Anxiety and Its Questions

Last update: 28 February, 2017

Anxiety is a state that emerges from the belief that there is a threat or danger in our surroundings. Furthermore, that we should run away from it or confront it, if we are to survive.

Currently, it has been described as a negative state that we shouldn’t feel due to the unpleasant physiological symptoms it causes and how much it hinders our freedom. But, the truth about anxiety is that, if it is well-managed, it is a healthy and adaptive emotion without which we wouldn’t have survived.

Nowadays, many people around the world suffer from anxiety, and it manifests itself many different ways. But all of them have in common one fact. The individual who experiences it interprets reality as if something terrible, threatening or catastrophic is about to arrive.

Someone with anxiety believes without a doubt that something very bad is coming. They have to prepare for it, be it by running away and keeping themselves safe or by fighting and defending themselves.

The key to avoiding this resides in changing our interpretations while we modify our way of behaving. To do this we need to be able to detect our own beliefs. We need to question them, debate them and replace them with ones more based on the truth and reality.