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Quick Reads #6 - Can Anxiety Be Beneficial

A lot of people believe that having anxiety is quite negative! However, sometimes, it can have quite a few benefits. Intense anxiety however is bad and you should seek professional help if you struggle to get things done due to anxiety.

Anxiety Helps With Leadership

People who suffer with anxiety usually have a more thorough plan and are more likely to take careful consideration when choosing anything with over one outcome. This allows them to solve problems in a way other people may not be able to see or execute.

Anxiety Promotes Motivation

Anxiety can also help you get motivated at moments when you have zero motivation. It causes you to overthink everything which helps you finish things quicker. It helps you do tasks quickly while keeping the guidelines in your mind. However the downside is anxiety also sometimes causes procrastination, which is the opposite of what you would've needed.

Anxiety Warns You

Not only can anxiety help you figure out your weaknesses and understand the cause of your stress better, it can also help you notice what's causing your fight-flight-or-freeze response. For example, anxiety will keep you more alert while driving a car due to you noticing everything that is happening around you.


As bad as it may seem, anxiety can be beneficial and help you during specific moments, where you need to make decisions, get motivated or be alert. Keep your anxiety in check and get professional help if it is making you struggle with daily tasks. Are there any more benefits of anxiety? Tell us in the comments. Good Luck!









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