There are a multitude of reasons why people experience anxiety. Anxiety can be the result of poor diet, dehydration, genetic mutations, thyroid disorders, autoimmunity, hormones, neurotransmitters or life circumstances. The tough part is figuring out which one or combination of is causing you the distress.
I have the utmost respect for people who suffer from anxiety, especially those that work hard to determine the cause – sometimes to no avail. I wrote the following article as one possible root cause of anxiety. Often there are multiple roots involved, but faulty thinking is typically in the mix.
Here is my article on the effects of faulty thinking on anxiety:
Anxiety affects close to 40 million Americans and one in 13 people worldwide, yet we still don’t seem to know how to effectively manage it.
People turn to a myriad of methods to cope with anxiety. Some take medication, while others might try exercise or a hot bath to blow off steam and relax. And then there are those who use less productive means like substance abuse or binge eating. These methods — even the healthy ones — might help alleviate many of the symptoms of anxiety, yet they do little to correct the actual root cause of the problem.
Holistic and natural health practitioners typically seek the root cause of an illness and work from there, rather than mask symptoms with pharmaceuticals.
Similarly, your yoga practice or nightly run might ground you, but they don’t address the underlying issue. Now, don’t hang up your jogging shoes or blow off your meditation practice just yet. How you cope with and discharge built up stress and anxiety is just as important as working to correct the problem at its core.
So, what is the root cause of your anxiety?
What you may not know is that much of your anxiety is actually self-produced — yes, you read that correctly.
You may blame your job, your family or your circumstances for your distress, but the reality is how you perceive anything in your life is entirely up to you.
Here are four types of faulty-thinking that might be the root cause of your anxiety and dragging you down….
Click HERE to read about the 4 faulty thinking types.