Anxiety feels different for everybody, but not many people will say that this is a pleasant experience. It’s not. It can be unpleasant to the point when you become barely functional human being. Yet you can still turn it to your advantage.
You can take anxiety as a force to change things, you’re not happy with. But to do this you need to know the root of your anxiety. You need to know yourself and be really honest with yourself. Without honesty, you can’t really change.
It sounds simple, but it’s not an easy thing to do. It’s not easy to face your own darkest sides and be truly honest with yourself. Honesty can bring some more anxiety as well. It depends on the type of person you are.
Like with many things, there is no universal rule on how to turn anxiety into something good. You need to find your own cause and work with it.
We love to hear about the shortcuts. And follow other people’s advice to work on something. Knowledge is like a crutch for a broken leg. You need it, you can use it, but only you can and need to do all the work.
Again, another thing many of us don’t want to hear. Yet it’s true, I think. By my experience, only this can give you a long term result. The instant solution usually brings just some instant results.
Why exactly is anxiety a good thing? Because it shows you that something isn’t right. Only if you’re aware that something is wrong, you can make it right.
If you’re not an emotionally stable person, it’s best to do the self-reflection thing with the help of a psychotherapist or other professional who can guide you through.
What do you think? How can anxiety be a good thing?