"5 Ways Your Chronic Anxiety Can Work in Your Favor" – SheKnows

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Here’s some news you might not want to hear: If you never challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone, you can count on going nowhere — fast. The beautiful side of that dark cloud of anxiety hovering above your head is that it provides you with discomfort, says Dr. Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing. He continues, “I know that may sound odd, but discomfort is actually a wonderful thing. Without some degree of discomfort, no one would do anything. The key is finding the optimal level of discomfort. When you harness that energy, you can make anxiety work for you, not against you.”

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