Fundamentally anxiety’s job is to harness our attention and motivate us to act. But sometimes circuits cross, and worry can backfire. Instead of worry fueling action, it fuels overthinking and we get stuck in inaction and rumination.
Included in this digest are some signs when negative thinking could be holding you back, how to cope with loss when there aren’t easy answers, and how to harness anxiety for good both in general and when it comes to life transitions, like back to school. Threaded through all these posts is the importance of our attitude, especially when it comes to anxiety. Tuning into anxiety’s motivation can help us take control and steer it toward solutions.