I came across this article today which tells us to embrace the anxiety, welcome it into your life and face it head on. Hmmm…since today was one of my really anxious days I can speak first hand that I have faced it head on – perhaps not embraced it or welcomed it but I have worked through it for most of the morning.
I get what the article is saying about the fact that we can not live in a perfect world all the time so it’s unrealistic to expect for us not to have any anxiety. It is interesting because it is a part of life and it is going to happen. So should we adopt the idea of “when in Rome”? When having anxiety be with the anxiety and welcome it? challenge it? or ignore it? What do you choose?
Fighting Fire with Fire: Rack up as Much Anxiety as You Can!
By CHARLES H. ELLIOTT, PH.D.
Most people, who have more anxiety than they want, work hard to rid themselves of their anxiety. They try relaxation training, meditation, medication, and more, all in a desperate attempt to conquer uncomfortable, distressing feelings. And who can blame them? After all, isn’t that the goal of therapy—to rid yourself of anxiety, uncertainty, doubts, and discomfort once and for all?