What if, instead of fueling sleepless nights, anxious thoughts and nervous energy could somehow be harnessed for good?
It sounds crazy, but there actually is a silver lining to a little bit of anxiety.
To be abundantly clear, we’re not talking about anxiety disorders, which are so all-consuming they interfere with daily life and may even require medical treatment.
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We’re talking about a little nervousness, a little edge. We’re talking about the kind of anxiety where you can read a list of 27 Tweets About Anxiety That Will Make You Laugh Then Cry, recognize yourself in every single one, but still shrug them off with a laugh.
If that sums you up, you’ve got at least these three reasons to embrace your anxious side.