Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. Fear in human beings on the other hand may occur in the present, or in anticipation or expectation of a future threat perceived as a risk to body or life.
Our modern world is a risky place and evokes many well-founded fears. But these fears themselves create a new risk for our health and well-being that needs to be addressed. Many people suffer from an anxiety disorder, which manifests when a person feels fear without any certain or immediate external threat.
Fear and anxiety have been scientifically proven to harm your health, putting you at risk of everything from heart disease to cancer to the common cold.
Comparably, the current pandemic (corona virus) drives home the point. The disease caused by a new strain of corona virus, is scary. It’s spreading fast, there is currently no vaccine or preventative treatment for it. Under this condition, it is understandable that people would be frightened.
But some of the public anxiety exhibited in the past months has been disproportionate to the risk posed by the pandemic as we understand it today. The disproportionate approach employed by some government officials of certain countries even led to taking the life of some innocent citizens without the pandemic being the actual cause of the death. Such disproportionate approach occurs in the barbaric means of face mask and lock down enforcement.
Their are reports in certain countries of security officers blatantly shooting civilians in the disguise of face mask and lock down enforcement while some other government officials who could not control guns were busy embezzling the palliatives meant for the citizens.
Knowing that fear and anxiety is negative to your well – being, it is necessary that you do what you can to manage fear and anxiety, not only to help your body stay in it’s natural state of self – repair, but also to avoid putting yourself at risk of over medication which will be an aftermath of a person whose health has been complicated by the negative effect of fear and anxiety.
It is necessary that we embed the habit of living a healthy lifestyle not just by eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep and managing stress, but also by prioritizing healthy relationships, ensuring that you are aligned with your soul, staying positive always and living an all – around wholly healthy life.
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