Anxiety, thought, and action

When we’re feeling anxious about something, it is tempting to try to deal with how we’re feeling by thinking it through/solving it in our head.

But, if certain thought patterns are either responsible or contributing to the anxiety, attempting to think it through can backfire.

Action, on the other hand, has a propensity to inspire constructive thought. So, action – even if it just the act of writing and organizing our thoughts – ends up being a more reliable antidote to anxiety.