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Anxiety is a Powerful Word

Written by: Stephen Walters, M.Div., M.A.
Anxiety is a Powerful Word

We all experience anxiety from time to time. Sometimes, it’s the simple feeling of trying to remember if you got all the items on the grocery list as you drive home from the store. Sometimes it’s the overwhelming sensation that you are not prepared for the final exam in the last class you need to graduate. It can even be the paralyzing wave of feeling that you will fail at everything and will indeed be a failure.

So, yes, anxiety can be a powerful word. However, it does not always have to be a controlling word. When we recognize that we are feeling anxiety, it is important to remember this is our body trying to prepare us for danger or make us aware of something we should be concerned about. We need to understand that we will survive and that we can get through whatever the situation is. I know it is hard. I deal with anxiety every day, and some days I deal with it better than other days. It is powerful, I just try to not let it be controlling.

If you find that anxiety can be controlling in your life, here is a great article with some tips to deal with anxiety. Let it be powerful, but let yourself retain the control.