It’s perfectly normal and natural to experience worry and anxiety. We all have such thoughts and emotions from time to time.
It’s no surprise at all many people today and every day feel anxious. Read or listen to the news and we can feel we are continuously bombarded with threats and stark realities about the NHS, Brexit, terrorists and having to work into our eighties to reap a state pension that we have paid into all our lives. It can feel like our personal power, choice and control of situations belongs to someone else.
A great deal of most ‘news’ is aimed at activating our fear response. Why? it sells papers and is psychologically aimed at our human propensity to be more focused on bad events.
We will explore what the differences are between anxiety and worry and how we can know which is which. We will continue on to develop simple and effective ways to lessen troublesome emotions with things that we can all do, with the intention to make better habits for ourselves and the people around us who are either effected or affect our emotional state.