To begin, let us explore the definitions of anxiety and depression.
Worry is to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; fret.
Anxiety is defined as the distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune; while
Depression is a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.
Hence from the definitions above, we can clearly see that worry is the root cause of anxiety and depression. Worrying about things leads to the distress of the mind which is anxiety. Over a sustained period of time, this leads to a condition of sustained general emotional dejection which is known as depression.
To sum up, worrying about things leads to anxiety which eventually leads to depression.
Thus, to eliminate anxiety and depression in your life, we have got to learn how to stamp out worry first!
In life, we are constantly plagued by numerous worries of all shapes and sizes. Some can be huge and serious, like worrying about a life threatening illness, while others can be tiny, like worrying if your favorite weekly program is going to be broadcast as scheduled. Regardless of the situation, we are always confronted by situations that may cause us worry.
So, how do we eliminate worry from our lives? One technique that i always use is to shift your focus on to the other person. Ever wondered why people involved in care-giving or charity work usually seem so happy? This is because people in these occupations focus their concerns on the other person, and hence have exhausted their capacity to worry about themselves.
You could also check out this 3 step formula entitled "A Magical Formula to Stop All Worry Situations", which is a post specially designed to abolish the problem of worry from your life.
In short, we CAN stamp out anxiety and depression from our lives!! And we can achieve this by controlling worry in our lives.
Follow the above method of shifting your focus onto the other person as well as the 3 step formula, and this will definitely help to eliminate all the worry from your life... :)
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