The Anxiety Continuum

Posted by: alisrowe, December 19, 2020

Lately I’ve been reading about tendon pathology and there was one concept, called the continuum, that I thought was interesting and could be applied to anxiety as well as tendons!

It reminded me of my view on anxiety: anxiety is not always bad. A small level of anxiety can even be beneficial because:

It warns us of danger
It helps us perform
It helps us become more self-aware: it makes us think about what makes us anxious and what we can do about it
It keeps us de-sensitised to things

The continuum idea means that anxiety is reversible. It can be good and bad. It can get better and worse…

I hope this idea might help you or make you think about anxiety in a different way.

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