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  • Writer's pictureVinuta Zahiney

Anxiety and Fear. What's the difference?

Do you know the difference between anxiety and fear? In this article, we will dig deep into the differences and give you some tools to help relieve these overwhelming emotions. Fear is an emotion that is often confused with anxiety. While both feelings can be debilitating, they do have some differences in terms of intensity and duration.

Simply put anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something that has yet to happen. Fear is an emotion that is triggered by a perceived threat.

Anxiety in Modern Society

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. It is a natural human emotion that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. However, when it becomes excessive and persistent, it can be debilitating and interfere with daily life.

Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States with 40 million adults struggling to recover from it each day. It's been a constant battle in society for years, but there are reasons why we are seeing such an increase today from social media and technology.

Our society has greatly changed over the years due to increased technology and social media usage. This change has led to an increase in anxiety as well as fear through commentary on these platforms and constantly comparing ourselves to others. We are now constantly checking our phones, televisions, laptops, and even wearables. In addition to this, there is also an increased sense of loneliness and isolation due to digital communication dominating our interactions with friends, family members and coworkers.

Here are my 5 tips simple tips for anxiety:

1. Stay Informed

2. Get Regular Exercise

3. Do Things That You Enjoy

4. Practice Mindfulness Meditation

5. Give Yourself a Break

Fear in Modern Society

Fear is not a new concept. It has been around for as long as human beings have existed.

Fear is an emotion that arouses an animal’s fight-or-flight response and allows it to defend itself or run away from the challenge.

A person can fear anything from society to a single event in their own life, but out of all the things people can fear, there are some that are more prevalent than others. It becomes clear why certain fears are more common than others when you look at where they come from. For example, our society has been fed these unrealistic ideals of beauty through television and magazines, causing many women to feel inadequate because they don't look like the celebrities they see on TV. This leads women to compare themselves and their lives and fear what other people might say about them. The world is changing at a rapid pace. The fear of the unknown is what drives people to be afraid of the future. Sometimes we just have to step back and ask ourselves if our fears are life or death situations and if not how can we manage them.

5 tips to fight your Fears

1. Take time out.

2. Breathe through the panic

3. Don't try to be perfect.

4. Visualise a happy place.

5. Talk about it.

How to manage anxiety and fear

Anxiety and fear are more likely to occur when the person is facing a situation that is new, unknown and difficult. The underlying reason for this might not be based on any external factors. In such cases, it is best to work with a therapist who can help you in developing skills that would help you in handling these feelings.

But there are some ways that can help you overcome your anxiety and fear. We should try to be open-minded and take risks while working towards our goals, we have heard this before when they say we should face our fears.

Learning some Self-Therapy techniques such as Cognitive behavioural therapy, Dialectical behaviour therapy or Acceptance and commitment therapy. All there are useful proven techniques for dealing with negative thoughts, feelings, symptoms, or circumstances.

Mental exercises like writing a journal or meditating can help us in overcoming these feelings of anxiety and fear by calming our minds slowly.

Learn how to channel your nerves with aromatherapy, implement more simple mindful habits into your life and be proactive and change the way you see challenges. Mindfulness helps you focus on the present moment without judgement or criticism. It teaches you how to accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without trying to change them.

Fear is one of the most powerful emotions. It has a very strong effect on your mind and body.

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Disclaimer: This blog is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice. The use of information on this blog or materials linked from this blog is at the user's own risk. The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard, or delay in obtaining, medical advice for any medical condition they may have and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions.

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