"In reality, anxiety is a normal, healthy, protective mechanisms that keeps us safe from dangers and motivates us to take the steps necessary to achieve our goals," clinical psychologist Inna Khazan, PhD tells Bustle. "Anxiety only starts having negative effects on health when we get stuck in it, when it does not stop, and we are not able to recover. Learning how to recognize anxiety's helpful cues, allowing anxiety to be, and choosing the most helpful response to its cues is what helps us move on without getting stuck and without suffering negative health consequences." Whether this means utilizing techniques like meditation, or talking to a loved one or therapist about your anxiety, there are ways to cope to make sure anxiety doesn't become a greater issue. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Bustle.