How and Why Does Anxiety Become Worse Over Time?

How and Why Does Anxiety Become Worse Over Time?

Most people have experienced some type of anxiety. That’s pretty normal. For example, you may have felt anxious before you had to give a speech or when you were on a first date. These are normal forms of anxiety that most folks experience and it passes quickly. However, maybe for you, anxiety isn’t just an occasional issue. Nor does it pass quickly. Quite the opposite, it's a problem that regularly interferes with many areas of your life. Untreated anxiety like this does not just go away on its own. In fact, chances are that it will get worse over time. Why and how does that happen?

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How to Be Cool When Being Around Family Causes Stress

How to Be Cool When Being Around Family Causes Stress

The holidays are supposed to be a happy, family time. Ironically, the holidays are also one of the most stressful times of the year—precisely because it’s family time. It’s a family tradition to all get together at Grandma’s or Uncle Bill’s even though that means you may have to travel in the dead of winter. The gift buying can be even more difficult than the travel as you try to squeeze it all out of  your budget. Once you make there, you may have to patiently listen to Aunt Alma aches and pains and her many doctor visits or Cousin Jimmy trying to convince you of his importance at his work. Additionally politics or current world affairs are topics no one can agree on, so steer clear of that. No wonder you get stressed just thinking about it.

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