I’m not an anxious person by nature, but sometimes anxiety creeps up on me and takes me by surprise. It may rear its ugly head around an upcoming business or personal event, or even a big birthday. When it happens, I typically get anxious days or even weeks in advance. Then, it eases suddenly and by the time I reach that anticipated moment, I’m calm and totally fine.
Everyone deals with anxiety differently and I guess that is how my body processes it. Some people are even anxious about being anxious, which can make the cycle worse!
Studies show that worrying can actually be helpful when it encourages you to take action and resolve something. However if you become preoccupied with negativity and worse case scenarios, it can become a bigger problem and even paralyzing. Am I making you anxious just thinking about it? I hope not!