If you’ve read these blogs for any length of time, you’ll have heard me talk about how some emotions “get a bad name”.

That all emotions exist for a reason and have their place.

That, sure, we might want to experience them less.

But that they’re not automatically “bad”.

Just “unpleasant” perhaps.

And that thinking they are always bad can just make things worse than they have to be.

Anxiety has it’s place.

It can be seen as “the emotion of growth”.

It can show that we’re challenging and pushing ourselves.

That never feeling it is not an option.

Avoiding anything that creates it will lead to a life further down the line that is more full of it.

But, as I said before, I get that we don’t want to feel it “too much”.

Too frequently.

At too great a depth.

The question, of course with any “too much” has to be……….

How much is too much?

Without an answer of some sort to that, we’re going to struggle to know how to create a balance that we’re ok with.

We’ll be tempted to feel that any anxiety is too much anxiety.

There’s no right or wrong, of course.

Individual to us all.

And it’ll vary over time and across situations.

But it’s always worth remembering that anxiety is unavoidable.

That attempting to avoid it completely will create more of it.

And that we need to have, at least, a feeling of how much is too much in order to create a balance that we’re ok with.

Much love,

Jon ‘Unbalanced’ Hall

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Jon Hall
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