Anxiety is the second most prevalent recorded mental health condition on the planet, however, anxiety is not a disease, it is important to recognise that it is in fact an evolutionary benefit to human beings!
Many of us have never realised that the ability to feel anxiety actually is a mechanism that we have in order to prevent some kind of loss. Loss of life, loss of limb, loss of possesions, loss of status, any kind of loss really all will trigger an anxiety response within not just human beings but other animals too.
Fun fact – squirrels start to feel anxiety at six weeks old when they are about to leave the nest for the first time.
Anxiety mechanisms, and, how they function within human beings are proposed to be 30-40% from inherited genes, with the rest being from the environmental influences that we are surrounded by.
This is both interesting and in some ways liberating.
Even for those who are descended by people who were sensitive to anxiety there is a larger percentage that is associated with how we feel within our enviroment, and what influences are within it.
The effects of the environment towards how we function in our lives is a large part of what we are passionate out at (UN)Broken. We should not be complacent about the information that we allow into our senses and how this then gets interpreted by our central nervous system.
When you next encounter anxiety and its effect in your life, firstly ask what it is trying to tell you, and then ask what it needs to help it to feel safe.
In essence that is what anxiety is all about, alerting you to potential dangers, it is your early warning system that is letting you know that there is something amiss in your world.
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