Anxiety is a normal and adaptive emotion we all experience from time to time. However, that doesn’t mean that consistent generalized worrying should be written off as being part of a healthy human experience. Problematic anxiety can affect your work and school performance, prevent you from connecting with loved ones, have you imagining all the awful “what-if” scenarios, and leave you second-guessing yourself. Anxiety can also make you irritable, disrupt your sleep, and even take a physical toll on you over time. Physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, sweaty palms, or tightness in the chest are common. At its worst, some people experience debilitating panic attacks.
If you have been struggling with anxiety, the good news is that it can be treated. Imagine going to that event, your job, or school, and not being consumed with fear. What if you could be comfortable in your own skin? I’d say that’s a “what if” scenario worth thinking about.