If I work on my underlying factors, will my stress level come down to what has been its normal level (which has always been quite high) or will it reset to a lower state and then that becomes the new normal level?
Yes, by addressing the underlying factors of your anxiety - those unhealthy behaviors, situations, and circumstances that motivate apprehensive behavior - not only will you reduce your body's stress but you can also experience an increase in the quality of your life experience.
When we live our lives with healthy behaviors rather than running on unhealthy behavior autopilot, the sky is the limit in terms how low your stress can go and how much you can improve your life experience. The results can be remarkable.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated November 20, 2018.