“We are engaged in a feedback loop with anxiety. Fearing it, and in response, trying to avoid it or push it down, is part of what can make it such a problem for us. It feels like an obstacle because we have been treating it as such.”
Everybody suffers from anxiety on some level, but few people recognize their anxiety can be harnessed for good.
The New York Times breaks down research that suggests three ways to harness your anxiety for good including to think of anxiety as a signal, label the feeling to steer your experience, and recognize it’s often a call to pay attention to something.