Have you committed to doing something like making a presentation or taking a trip to a foreign country and now you regret it because something might go wrong? These feelings are caused by anxiety. Worrying about what might go wrong in the future or thinking about what went wrong in the past indicate anxiety. Anxiety can’t exist without your past and your future. If something is going wrong right now, in the present, you’re experiencing fear, a useful emotion that helps you take action. Anxiety, on the other hand, increases your suffering and creates avoidance. When you avoid doing things that might go wrong, it can stop you from living your life.
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