Worry provides the illusion of control but the amount of time spent worrying is often extensive but ultimately pointless. Worry about health is just one example. Various deep-seated beliefs play a substantial role in maintaining health anxieties.
What’s free and is proven to lift mood, decrease anger, fatigue and tension? It’s ecotherapy. Green exercise activities such as gardening, cycling, walking or conservation activities have such a marked effect on mood, self-esteem and obesity reduction I think they should be prescribed.
Stress and anxiety are contagious. This is why seeing someone in a stressed state can make you feel down. And we are more likely feel stressed or anxious if those affected are close to us; people like our relatives, friends, or colleagues at work. But it can happen with total strangers too.
We are actually spoiled for choice when it comes to therapies. There are literally hundreds available, although in fairness some of these range from the downright weird and wacky, to the more mainstream offerings.
Have you ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Perhaps your first thought is that of dread or unhappiness. You don’t look forward to the day. Yet you get up and drudge through it.