Anxiety symptoms are symptoms of stress.
Anxiety stresses the body, and a stressed body produces
symptoms. So when others refer to anxiety symptoms recognize
that they are actually referring to the symptoms of stress
that the stress of anxiety causes.
Since anxiety symptoms are symptoms of stress,
learning and employing stress reduction strategies can
help to reduce and eventually eliminate symptoms. Unfortunately,
the negative effects of stress last much longer than most
people realize. So symptom reduction generally takes much
longer than most people expect, because it takes so long
for the negative effects of stress to be reversed once
the body has incurred them.
Nonetheless, persevering with stress reduction
strategies can produce excellent results. But it may take
longer than you think for your efforts to pay off.
Yes, anxiety recovery often is much more complicated than
just stress reduction. But stress reduction does play an
important role in not only symptom elimination, but also
in the maintenance of symptom-free health once it is attained.
Too many people downplay the importance of stress reduction.
Hopefully our survey results will help to reinforce the
importance of learning then routinely applying healthy
stress reduction strategies.
NOTE: The member’s area of our
website lists 35 stress reduction strategies that work
great for reducing the stress caused by being anxious.
Members can find them in Chapter
Have a great week!