Anxiety Affects You Every Day. Find Out How!

WHAT IS ANXIETY

 

It is a defense mechanism that everyone has. It is universal and adaptive since it improves performance and the ability to anticipate hazards in our environment.

Anxiety is an alert response to situations that are a threat to us.

 

Anxiety is an adaptive, bonus, functional, and utterly standard mechanism and does not present a health problem. The problem appears when this adaptive mechanism is activated in situations that are not a real threat, ends up causing a severe health problem, and instead of helping us, it hinders us.

 

ANXIETY IN EVERYDAY LIFE;

 

ANXIETY BEFORE TRAFFIC

 

Everyday situations such as traffic tricks can be a great source of stress for many people because they are a repeated and continuous stimulus, which can end with anxiety and depression problems.

 

People get nervous mainly for three reasons:

 

  • They do not want to be late to their place of work or class and see how the clock ticks, but they have not traveled over 100 meters; it is altering them more and more.
  • Due to the frustration of thinking that a journey that in normal conditions would take in 20 minutes, takes more than an hour to do every morning.
  • The feeling of wasting hours on the road instead of doing other things generates frustration and anguish.

 

 

What can be done?

 

Change of attitude and negative thoughts: Instead of seeing the time spent in the car as a waste of time, mentalize that this time is inevitable and take the opportunity to catch up listening to the news, talking on the phone with those with whom.

 

We don’t have time for the day to day, listening to music, mentally preparing the meeting we have at work, etc. It is about relativizing the event itself and seeing it in a less harmful way.

 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NORMAL BEHAVIOR AND ADDICTION

 

  • Loss of control
  • Psychological dependence
  • Loss of interest in any other activity
  • The whole behavior and negative consequences are maintained

 

What can be done?

 

 If someone believes that they may be hooked on the mobile, they need to put the brakes on it, because the only thing that can happen is that the situation goes on every time.

 

ANXIETY ABOUT JOB INTERVIEW

 

 The vast majority of people (more than 90%) experience anxiety when facing a job interview, especially when the job is highly desired.

 

The desire to please the interviewer, show our best face, and “sell” that one is the best candidate for the job causes fear and tension.

 

If we cannot control our nervousness, this can affect our presentation as the interviewer may interpret that we are not able to manage stress adequately.

 

 

What can be done?

 

Being prepared for the job interview helps a lot: looking for general information about the company and the workplace will show that you are interested and have “done your homework.” Prepare your strengths and weaknesses ahead of time to be prepared for the questions the interviewer may ask.

 

Preparing for the interview and practicing it with a friend or family member can also give you a lot of confidence.

 

Do some relaxation exercises (beautiful scene visualization, Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation, butterfly hug technique, etc.) before the job interview.

 

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