Stress and Anxiety isn’t something that needs to be fixed it’s an unneeded process of handling fear (often unconscious fear). The hitch is..the process has become so automatic that we’re not even aware of it… or the fear.
Causes of Stress and Anxiety
There are many behaviours that people have learned to avoid fear which lead to stress and anxiety. See if you can recognize a behaviour that’s familiar to you.
Behaviours that cause Stress and Anxiety:
- Not thinking about the problem, burying it
- Distracting yourself with work or escape activities
- Controlling the situation or people around you
- Creating other problems or drama to distract
- Forcing yourself to repeat and believe affirmations or a hopeful outcome