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Stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety are some of the most common complaints during these times. To deal with this topic we can start by defining stress as any demand we experience being placed upon us. It may be external demands from our surroundings or those that we place on ourselves. It’s important to note that stress is not necessarily negative. It can help us overcome challenges and grow. In fact, a certain amount of stress provides the necessary challenge and energy boost we need for  any kind of development, be it physical, psychological or spiritual. Take for example muscle growth. It is absolutely necessary to put our bodies ‘under stress’ by lifting weights or doing different exercises. We need to be aware however that only a certain amount of challenge/stress is beneficial to us. If we exceed this we will surely experience a lag in growth and perhaps even a loss of current muscle mass. The same goes for any kind of growth. It’s important to find your balance between rest and challenge and techniques that works for you. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, or unease. It is normally a reaction to stress but there are also times in which we might be unable to identify relevant stressors. A healthy person can cope well with a certain amount of anxiety and it my even motivate us to act when we need to. Normal, healthy worry reminds us to pay our bills, see a doctor when we’re feeling unwell, and lock the doors at night. But worry can also escalate into chronic anxiety, keeping us constantly on edge and preventing us from fully living our lives. However, it’s important to understand that feeling continuously overwhelmed is not a weakness or a character flaw but a condition to give careful attention too. If stress and anxiety begin interfering with daily life, it may indicate a serious issue and it might be time to seek help. To start with we need to accept that anxiety is a part of life. It can be our best friend, worst enemy or anything in between. Through healing and adopting the right techniques we can learn to grow through stress and anxiety and take control of our lives and wellbeing. Download the healing app free from tohelptoheal.com