Well, like everything else, we need to learn how to manage and live with our vivid imaginations.
Listening to the cacophony of voices telling us what we would, could, and should be can lead to, you guessed it, anxiety.
And on the upside, I don’t catch a lot of colds and flus.
I have always loved analogies.
Believe me when I say, in stressful situations, there are scenarios, usually bad, running through my head that you would never think of in a million years.
Benzodiazepines can come with a whole lot of baggage. Valium, Diazepam, Xanax, or Ativan, call it what you will, but in some circles, if you’re using these, it’s best to keep it a secret.
Anxiety differs from fear in that it is an anticipation of future threat and involves “cautious or avoidant behaviors”, usually excessive or out of proportion to the threat.
It’s just there, like an imaginary friend that no one can see but me. Only it’s far from imaginary.