Anxiety – What is it & how does it show up?
Let’s start with the basics. Anxiety is the discomfort or unease we feel when thinking about some kind of imminent (or potentially imminent) event or uncertain outcome. Contrary to popular belief, anxiety is not ALWAYS a bad thing. In fact, healthy levels of anxiety are important and help motivate us to do things like study for an upcoming test, prepare for an interview, or avoid dangerous situations. Anxiety is only problematic when it becomes excessive, all-consuming and starts to interfere with our ability to function and actually follow through on those important things it intended to motivate.