Anxiety is integral part of our everyday lives but it is risky, if it starts detaining our tasks
We live in dynamic world full of stress and anxiety. If only decade ago only artist could afford themselves to be absent-minded, today even young students often are distracted. People say that Asians are the busiest race but nowadays, wherever you go you will say people just running on the streets, always late for somewhere.
Even though western people tend to spend a lot of time in the social networks somehow they manage to do that and at the same time finish their tasks before the end of the workday so that they could post something at the last 20 minutes of business hours.
But what makes a person so productive and able to mobilize his resources and finish his tasks on time… and for shorter time?
That is the so-called “productive anxiety”. This, by no means, should be confused with fear.
And yes, if you look it from romantic side, anxiety could play the role of a fairy, which motivates and mobilizes for work. But if her “magic” continues too long – it could harm you. Anxiety could easily turn into illness, which is very stubborn and needs special treatments. Over-activation of anxiety mechanisms could turn productive anxiety into “unproductive”.
If it happens, this will lead to big behavioral changes. These changes have their own special name, given by the psychiatrists – anxiety disorder. It could be panic, compulsive, social phobia, specific phobias and many other varieties of the great family of phobias
Actually more than 25 % of the people have some kind of anxiety disorder
The prognosis is that in 2020 the percentage will increase more than twice which will make HALF OF THE PEOPLE in the world will be suffering from anxiety disorders or depressions.